Saturday, September 30, 2023

 Alexis Rose Szymczak

Alexis Rose Szymczak, a beacon of strength, courage, and faith, passed away peacefully at her home in Fowlerville, MI, on September 26, 2023. Born on February 7, 2004, in Fowlerville, MI, Alexis was a woman who embraced life fully, loved deeply, and found joy in the simplest of things.

Raised by her devoted parents, Russell and Amy, Alexis was the cherished sister to brothers Karsen and Austin. Their bond was unbreakable, filled with laughter, shared dreams, and an unwavering commitment to family. Alexis was also a beloved granddaughter to Connie (Jim) Thigpen, and a beloved niece to her uncles David (Amanda) Challenger, Brian, and Jeremy. She was also fondly remembered by her great-aunt Scarlett Tate and a host of loving first and second cousins.

Alexis was a proud graduate of Fowlerville High School. She was a lifelong learner, always eager to expand her knowledge and understanding of the world around her. Alexis was a lover of all genres of music, but she had a special place in her heart for Lainey Wilson. Her passion for horses led her to discover the therapeutic power of riding, a practice she cherished and found great comfort in.

Her love for life was evident in everything she did. Whether it was enjoying her favorite seafood dishes—crab legs, lobster, and oysters—or simply spending time with her loved ones, Alexis brought joy to every moment. Her favorite color, purple, mirrored her vibrant personality and her love for the extraordinary. Her sense of humor, often laced with sarcasm, was infectious, making everyone around her laugh and feel loved.

Alexis was a woman of deep faith, leaning on her belief in Jesus Christ during both the good times and the challenging ones. As Helen Keller once said, "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." This quote resonated deeply with Alexis, who faced every challenge with courage and grace, never allowing herself to be defeated.

She never "lost" a battle. Instead, she "won" eternity, accepting everything that came her way with a faith-filled heart. Her bravery was an inspiration to all who knew her, a testament to her remarkable spirit and unwavering faith.

Alexis' dream of falling in love and becoming a mother was realized with her boyfriend, Dylan. Their love story was one of shared dreams, mutual respect, and a deep and abiding love that transcended the ordinary. Alexis Rose Szymczak will be remembered as a woman who lived her life fully, loved deeply, and laughed often. Her legacy of courage, faith, and love will continue to inspire and guide those who were fortunate enough to know her. She will be deeply missed, but her spirit will live on in the hearts of her loved ones.

Alexis' family was receiving friends on Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Watkins Brothers Funeral Home, MacDonald’s Chapel located at 315 N. Michigan Avenue, Howell, Michigan 48843. A celebration of Alexis life and funeral service will take place Sunday at 2:00 PM at the funeral home.

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