Linda Louise Alexander was born to Daisy Parris Keith and Laurence
“Skeeto” Keith in Gasparillo, Trinidad on May 16, 1946. She passed on
to her Heavenly Reward quietly on January 29, 2019 in Brooklyn, New
York. She is survived by her husband, brother, sisters, son,
daughters, nine granddaughters, two grandsons, two nephews, and a host
of beloved friends.
From the time she was a child, Linda proved that she was committed and
focused on family. The eldest of five children she was known to defend
her siblings in school and throughout Gasparillo. She met O’Brien
Alexander on August 23, 1963 and after 11 years their friendship
blossomed into a deep love and they got married in 1974. Their
lifelong partnership was a special bond covered by God.
The birth of her son Glenister inspired her to pursue more
opportunities, and in 1969 she moved to America – and made Brooklyn,
New York her new home. Life in America was paved with professional and
spiritual success. She spent over 30 years working as a nurse in St.
Clare’s Hospital in Manhattan where she lovingly cared for her
She was baptized by Mother Vi at St. John’s Spiritual Baptist Church
in Brooklyn and her heavenly service took on new forms. She was
ordained as Evangelist and Mother by Apostolic Bishop Dr. W.B. Primus
and Dr. Edward F. Barrow, and was one of the founding members of
United Congregation El Bethel under the leadership of Bishop Bernard
Primus. The United Congregation El Bethel was birthed in the living
room of her home in Brooklyn. Linda’s availability to God has led to
the ministry growing believers and touching souls around the world.
God used her mightily.
Throughout her life Linda’s dedication to her family and friends never
waned. She always found ways to help meet the needs of others. In the
midst of her service to others she found time to be an avid traveler
by visiting countless countries all over the world, and cities across
the United States. Known for her wonderful baking, she always put
smiles on faces with her famous wedding cakes, Black cakes, and
She leaves this legacy of love and generosity to her devoted husband,
O’Brien Alexander; her loving children, Glenister, Elizabeth, and
HazelAnn; dedicated siblings, Lenrick, Princes Leonora, and Ursula
Theresa; her caring nephews, Melvin Tuitt and Dr. Donahue Tuitt; a
host of grandchildren, Glenister Jr., Alyssa, Kayla, D’Nae, Ashanti,
Kara, Karla, Dyani, Enrique, Leonora, and Sade; and an incredible
group of friends and church family