Shaun Antonio Alexander, 37, went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2018 at his residence in Kannapolis, NC.
A blessing to his mother Kim Dinkins, he was born on May 17,1981.
Shaun gave his life to the Lord at the age of five and throughout his teenage years participated in activities at Concord First Assembly.
Awaiting him in heaven are his grandmother Dorothy Monroe Dinkins; aunt Helen Monroe McMillian, uncle Terrence Walter McMillian, and Dr. & Mrs. W.R. Monroe.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother Kim Dinkins; sister Brittany Alexander; uncles Louvern McMillian, Christopher McMillian(Rachel), and Sean McMillian(Gwen); a host of cousins; other family members; and many friends.
Shaun grew up with a love for sports, especially soccer and basketball. Additionally, he loved movies, music, concerts, grilling out, and outdoor events. He developed a passion for disc golf while attending UNC-Charlotte. He had a huge heart for animals to include his four cats and a hamster. Shaun also had a fondness for Reece's pieces, but most of all; Shaun loved his family. His favorite person in the world was his sister, Brittany. He was so proud of her and her accomplishments.
He studied communications at East Carolina University and political science UNC-Charlotte. Shaun was known to be a hard worker and very active; always striving for the best for himself and his family.
Shaun’s family remembers his dedication and resiliency. He had a selfless spirit. His family shared a story of how he went through the process to donate one of his kidneys to a coworker with a young family. Although the recipient passed away before the procedure was done, Shaun was committed to helping this father extend his life with his family.
Shaun had a heart for others and causes that brought to light the daily struggles that impact so many. Shaun had his own struggles, but in recent years; had turned a corner and sought to live life above those struggles.
A Memorial Service was held October 13, 2018 at Concord First Assembly. Senior Pastor Dr. Doug Witherup, who remembered Shaun when he was a student at CFA, gave the welcome and opening prayer.
Close friends took the stage to share heartfelt stories of Shaun and their friendships. Paula Yost gave encouragement to those in attendance as she often gave to Shaun. Paul Matthews spoke of the love and life-long friendship he shared with Shaun and how it shaped his life. Michael Caskey, Shaun’s high school teacher and mentor, loved Shaun as his own son. Laughter filled the room as Mr. Caskey spoke of Shaun and remembered his potential and unwillingness to give up. Jason Melton, who traveled a great distance to attend the memorial, shared his love and appreciation for the friendship he and Shaun had. Mrs. Jennie Goff was a friend and neighbor who always encouraged Shaun. Jennie had an intuition and knew when Shaun needed encouraging words from someone who could relate.
His mom, Kim, gave testimony to the love Shaun had for his family, dedication to his sister, shared how Shaun was getting better, and encourage others to be aware of those struggling around them.
A video tribute of love was prepared and shared by cousins; Kevin McMillian, Ryan McMillian, and Shellyn Edley.
Lastly, Pastor Joe Phillips spoke. He was involved in a youth camp where Sean gave his life to the Lord at the age of 13. Pastor Joe gave the message of how David, in the Bible, made mistakes throughout his life, but David was a man after ‘God’s own heart’.
All were welcome and embraced by Brittany and Kim. Their outpouring of love and support was very much appreciated.