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Carmen Terese Alexander

November 6, 1948 - March 25, 2018

Carmen Terese (Dunaway) Alexander, passed away at age 69, from Breast Cancer, on March 25, 2018, at her home in Punta Gorda Florida.

Carmen was born on November 6, 1948, in Shreveport, Caddo Parrish, LA, to the late Cora Britton Fletcher and Edward Dunaway.

Carmen was the beloved wife of Keith Lynn Alexander [1956 –] Carmen was the widower of Elmer Thomas Hall [1929 – 2001] of Antioch, Tennessee. Carmen and Keith were married in and formally residents of Honolulu, Waikiki, Hawaii, as well as Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She was raised in the Atwater / Fresno, area of California. She graduated from Atwater High School, Atwater, California in 1967. Carmen was preceded in death by her sister, Roxanne Dunaway Backhaus; grandmother, Sarah Belle (Sadie) Drake; grandfather, Henry C Fletcher, of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana.

Her son, [Name Redacted per Carmen’s request should he cause trouble] and three Grandchildren, [Redacted], live in Springfield Virginia. Her Daughter, [Name Redacted per Carmen’s request should she cause trouble] and two Grandchildren [Redacted] live in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Stepson, Jonathan Wade Alexander, of Peru, South America, Stepdaughter, Rebecca Alexander Martinez, Stepson Cary Martinez, Grandchildren, Ian, Olivia, of Calera, Alabama. Sisters, Nicola B. Dunaway, Lisa Camiel Dunaway, Debra Elizabeth Dunaway, and Rebecca Celeste Dunaway, of Fresno, Versed, Rancho Mirage, California.

She loved all of her grandchildren, although she was rarely allowed contact with them due to foolish, ill, selfish, feelings of her daughter [Redacted] of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She loved and adored her husband Keith Alexander and said, “I could stay and live here all my life in a tinny room with him and just me, it would make me happy he was here with me”.

Carmen’s hobbies included Caring for her five guinea pigs who were her legal emotional support (ESA) animals , “Little Bit”, “Beauty”, “Brownie”, although well feed and cared for, they have all died and possibly mourned themselves to death since Carmen’s Death as they do not like change.

She was a Christian Believer in Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior.  She believed in helping the less fortunate and giving to the homeless, even if it was only a $1 at a stop sign! Give, but ask not what they will use it for.  Her wish was to end child abuse, fighting within families, hearing her children say you are not family anymore, which I witnessed it really tearing Carmen’s health down and likely lead to a quicker death than normal, as she was very depressed over lack of contact, even by phone with her, children and grandchildren.

To my Bride; Carmen, I LOVE YOU; I am Sorry I could not have done better for us! Your Husband, Keith Alexander; you’re missed, you’re loved, you have a wonderful heart, a beautiful, brilliant mind if they only had really known you like I knew you, they would see you in a beautiful light too as I do. The one that shines in your heart/soul in Heaven today, receiving the blessings of Gods promises. I will see you seen in Heaven one day soon too!

Carmen was cremated in accordance with her wishes, so a private Memorial service celebrating Carmen’s life, was spent alone, with husband Keith Alexander on Easter Sunday. Her photo represents one she picked out that represented the best time of her life living in Waikiki, Hawaii.

Friends may visit online at to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory, Punta Gorda Chapel.

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