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Alexa Ackerman

February 19, 1933 — February 5, 2024

Alexa Ackerman

On February 5th, surrounded by family and friends, Margaret Alexa Fairey Ackerman, 90, passed away peacefully to be reunited with the love of her life for 69 years, Charles L. Ackerman and her son, Charles L. Ackerman, Jr. (Charlie).

Born in St. George, SC, Alexa was the daughter of Arthur and Margaret Fairey. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Frankie Fairey Johnson.

Alexa married “the boy next door”, literally, after completing an education degree in three and a half years and joining the Chi Omega sorority at the University of South Carolina. Beginning her 30-year teaching career at Moultrie High School and later at Laing Middle School, she taught generations of Mt. Pleasant students, most of whom she remembered and could call by name after she retired. After retirement, Alexa and her husband traveled extensively. Later “Gex” refocused all her attention on her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an active member of Hibben United Methodist Church for 69 years.

Alexa is survived by her daughter, Leslie Tanner (Dale) in Mt. Pleasant, her grandchildren, Stafford “Ford” Dale Tanner, ll in Charleston, Margaret Tanner Miler (Sherwood) in Atlanta, GA, and her great grandchildren, Daniel Sherwood Miler V and Charles Ackerman Miler.

Donations may be made to Hibben United Methodist Church, 690 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC, 29464.

Funeral arrangements for graveside services at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens on Saturday, February 17th at 2:00 are by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mt. Pleasant Chapel.

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