Jane Sparks Alexander

Profile Updated: August 13, 2010
Jane Sparks
Address: Gastonia, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: Jerry Alexander
Children/Grandchildren: Elaine, born 1969; Bryant, born 1970; Stepchildren: Tina, born 1959; David, born 1962; Terry, born More…195 (deceased) Grandchildren: Trey Holt, born 1996; Dalton Holt, born,2000
Step Grandchildren: Jerry Alexander II, born 1979; Maria and Makiesha ,born 1989; Jessica Norris, born 1989
Step Greatgrandchildren: Devin Alexander, born 1997; Makala, born, 2007; Cameran, 2010
Yes! Attending Reunion
Memories Before High School (neighborhood, elementary & jr high, etc.):

I lived on Webb Street in west Gastonia and attended Peedin Primary and then Arlington Junior High. We had a lot of fun plays for Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring. I remember being a pilgrim, an angel, and a flower. My Mother made all of my costumes. I took piano lessons in the little room at the end of Peedin from Mrs. Helen Cloninger and then went to her home for my lessons until high school graduation. We had Christmas and Spring recitals for which Mother always made beautiful evening dresses for me to wear.

Special School Memories:

I remember Mr. Gary D.Osborn could have a bad temper. One day in play practice he threw a script book across the room, and it flew past me and scared me speechless. I remember the deep snows and one time the busses had a slow, rough time getting us all home.

Since School...:

I graduated from Appalachian State in 1964, taught school 30 years in Gaston County (at Peedin Primary and Arlington Elementary-where I had also been a student.) For my retirement I was given an aerial photo of the two adjoining campuses. After retirement in 1997, I tutored in Math and Reading. I became certified and licensed to teach driver education for Gaston Driver Education. Now I am wife, Grandmother, and church organist. I have had both knees and my left hip replaced. My grandsons call me "the bionic woman".

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Aug 17, 2019 at 11:21 AM

Happy Birthday Jane! Hope you have a great day!
We’re planning our 60th class reunion for May 29,30, 2020! Please help getting the message to our classmates! We

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Aug 17, 2017 at 11:44 AM

Happy Birthday Jane! Hope you will have a really great Birthday!

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Aug 17, 2016 at 9:24 AM

Happy Birthday Jane! Hope you have a great day!

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Aug 17, 2015 at 8:14 AM

Happy Birthday Jane! Hope you have a great day! Hope to see you at our Class of 60 Reunion on October 2,3!

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