Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Alma McLemore
Alma Lee Alexander McLemore is a native of Williamson County, born and raised in Franklin, Tenn. and a graduate of the Franklin High School class of 1969. She briefly attended Draughon’ Business College and began working at Middle Tenn. Electric Membership Corporation in Oct. 1972. She married Raymond McLemore and has two sons, Dedric and Anthony and 5 grandchildren.
Alma began working as a cashier and worked in various departments at MTEMC, accounting, customer service and the engineering department as engineering coordinator. It was through MTEMC that Alma met hundreds of people that she calls lifelong friends; valued customers and members of MTEMC that has impacted her life in a profound and positive way. After 38 years, she retired from MTEMC to pursue other interests.
Alma has been a Realtor with Franklin Realtors since 2002 and is a member of the Williamson County Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She is an active member of the Fowlkes Street Church of Christ, where she has worshipped and served since she was a young girl. She loves the Lord, her family, her church family and people in general. She is a part of the Van Ministry, Singles, Evangelism and Nursing Home Ministries there and teaches 3rd and 4th grade on Wed. nights. Alma loves her community as well and became involved in community service when she was asked to be on the board of the Williamson County Emergency Relief Fund, an agency that provided financial assistance to qualified needy individuals and Habitat for Humanity. From that point on, she became very interested in serving and desiring to make a difference in the community in which she lives. She was on the charter board of Habitat for Humanity and Community Housing Partnership and has been on numerous other boards, WAVES, Franklin Tomorrow, New Hope Academy, Williamson County Chamber Affordable Housing Taskforce, Mercy’s Children Clinic, United Community Resource Foundation, Franklin Tomorrow Housing Task Force, United Way and numerous other task forces and committees. She is a graduate of the City of Franklin Citizens Police Academy and a graduate of the Leadership Franklin Class of 2000. Alma currently service as a member of the Franklin Municipal Planning Commission, she is President and on the board of directors of the African American Heritage Society, where she serves as President and acting director. She has been involved with AAHS since 1998 and has juggled church activities, family, community service, work at MTEMC, some real estate along with having two colon surgeries back to back in 2006 and 2007. “Only Thru the Grace of God”.
She is on the City of Franklin Housing Commission, the City of Franklin Battlefield Commission, Battle of Franklin Trust, Columbia State Community College Foundation Board and the 21st Drug Ct. Board of Directors. She received the Caroline Cross Leadership Franklin Award in 2012, A Franklin Tomorrow volunteer award and was awarded a Hometown Hero Award from First Missionary Bapt. Church and Community Service award from 5th Sunday Club, an organization that provides services and gives back to the community and to the youth in the community.
Her current focus is to share the gospel and study the Bible more, continue to support worthy causes, and to continue to be a part of educating the community on the importance of the preservation of African American History here and the McLemore House Museum. Her daily mission is to follow God’s commandments and be a source of light for the world for as William J. Toms once said, “Be careful how you live. You may be the only Bible that some person ever reads.” Her hope and prayer is that each morning when she gets up, she will generate good will and be a source of encouragement to someone, somewhere and somehow.