This is absolutely heartbreaking. My daughter knew Alexis; she and many of her friends are caught between shock, numbness, and sadness. By all accounts, she was an amazing young lady. But in addition to being sad, they are trying to remember all of the happiness and special things about Lexi; many of them are tie-dying tee-shirts tonight or making hemp bracelets tomorrow – two things that Lexi loved. From the Tribune:
She loved school, excelling scholastically, and was an outstanding athlete, playing softball and volleyball. She was a gifted artist, sharing her paintings with family and friends. She enjoyed listening to music and tie-dyeing clothes. Lexi was a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter and friend. Lexi touched many people in her short life, including many cousins whom she loved to baby-sit. Her presence will be greatly missed by all who knew her, including classmates and teammates.
The memorial service will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 2:00 pm at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.
My condolences to Alexis’ family and friends.