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Deaconess Gertrude Alexander Fisher

March 16, 1925 — September 19, 2023



Deaconess Gertrude  Alexander Fisher

 Gertrude Alexander Fisher was born on March 16, 1925, in Lowndes County, Mississippi, to her parents William and Mary Lou Alexander. She was raised surrounded by her siblings, George, Walter, Horace, David, James, Ulis, William, Lee Owen,  Queen Esther, Mary Alice, Juanita and Addie Lou. She was the baby girl in the family and her father nicknamed her “his peach”

Education played an important role in Gertrude's life. She graduated from Union Academy after matriculating through the Columbus, MS public school system. She further pursued her education at Junior College in Columbus, MS. As a student, she would often recite poetry and one of her favorites was the poem "If."  written by Rudyard Kipling

On December 30, 1947, Gertrude united in holy matrimony to Richard Lee Fisher. They exchange vows at the Justice of the Peace in Chicago, IL.  They were blessed with four beautiful and outstanding children, Vincent, Kathy, Richard and James. She was very active in her children lives and kept each of them in check.  She encouraged  them to do their best in school and to mind their own business in the community.

In her early years, Gertrude worked as a seamstress at Denver Bridal Shop. She had a talent for creating beautiful bridal gowns and also made dresses for her friends and family. Later in her career, she retired as an Operating Room Medical Assistant at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center.

 Gertrude was a woman of great intelligence and strong values. Her motto in life was "In all thy getting, get an understanding" and "If you have a problem you need to figure it out for yourself." These words reflect her determination and wisdom.

Outside of work and studies, Gertrude had various interests and hobbies that brought joy into her life.  She also cherished spending time with friends and family, often enjoying outings and going to lunch together. In her younger days, she found excitement in playing the dogs at the Dog Tracks.

Gertrude will always be remembered for her sweet smile and gratitude towards others. She had a habit of saying "THANK YOU" to everyone who offered her help and assistance. This small gesture reflected the kindness that radiated from within her.

A dedicated member of Zion Baptist Church for over 50 years, Deaconess Gertrude found solace in her faith. In 1989, she was appointed as a Deaconess by the late Reverend W.T. Liggins. This role allowed her to serve her community and church family with love and compassion.


Deaconess Gertrude Alexander Fisher touched the lives of many with her warmth and grace throughout her lifetime. Her memory will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. She lived a life dedicated to faith, family, and kindness towards others. May she rest  in eternal peace.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Lou Alexander, as well as her sons Vincent Bryan Fisher and James Travis Fisher, and all of her brothers and sister.

Deaconess Gertrude  Alexander Fisher departed this life to the embrace of the Lord on September 19, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. She is survived by her son, Richard Lee (Sonja) Fisher, Jr., her daughter, Kathy Lorraine (Cyrus) Callum, and her grandchildren Darius Callum, Cyrus Terrell Callum, Richard Lee Fisher III, Bryan Michael Holdman, Kacy Lenee Austin, and Angela Rachelle Callum. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends who will cherish her memory.


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Sunday, October 1, 2023

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