Alexander Henry Sims-Oso was born June 30, 1988, to Ellen Gene Sims and Adam Boston Jr. He was a lifelong resident of Mesa, Arizona. Alex accepted Christ as his personal Savior as a teen and worshiped at Holy Temple Church of God in Christ. The youngest of Ellen Gene Sims’ four children, he was the “baby brother”. Neighbors would often hear the familiar sound as his family called for him across the streets of the Washington-Escobedo neighborhood: “ALEXANDER!!!”
Alexander, or Alex, was also affectionately known by the nickname “Peanut” to family and friends in The Village, growing up on Pasadena Street. Alex was very creative, and enjoyed drawing, writing and doodling in his spare time. Alex loved to laugh and had a unique sense of humor. He loved to listen to music, especially hip-hop, oldies and reggae, often making up songs for fun, whistling a tune and experimenting with instruments and recording equipment. He was a caring uncle, teaching his nieces and nephews how to ride bikes and fly kites and playing video games for hours. Alex was a caregiver to his mother Ellen when she became disabled and a great help to his beloved Aunt Martha Stewart. While growing up, his dad’s sister Charlotte Nelson enjoyed spending time with Alex and he also enjoyed sitting with his paternal grandmother Gladys and learning about life. Alex loved his furry four-legged companions Bear, Zeus, Chappo and Thanos. Peanut had many friends and enjoyed cards, domino games and deep conversations. Alex lived briefly in Arkansas after the birth of his daughter E’monie, before returning home to Mesa. He was a special person and very loved by the people in his life, leaving an impression on those who only knew him for a short time.
On Friday June 16, 2023 The Lord received Alex back to His arms. Alexander is survived by his mother Ellen Gene Sims, Aunt Martha Stewart, daughter Dezlyna E’monie Sauché Murdock, siblings including Andrea Fray, Joseph Fray, Anshantia Oso, Linda Boston, Trina Boston, Leisha Boston, Elizabeth Boston and Adam Boston lll. his niece and nephews Gregory Fray, Tamika Fray and Zachary Fray and great nieces and nephews Isaiah Fray, Israel Fray, Mariah Grace Fray, Analicia Fray, Kamoni Fray, Zayana Fray, Zachary Fray Jr., Zhyied Fray and Lamar Fray. He was preceded in death by his father Adam Boston Jr., Aunt Charlotte Nelson, grandmothers Corene Humdy and Gladys Boston and his beloved uncle Earnest Humdy.