Alexis Mackenzie Bowker, 3, of Belleville, Ill., born Nov. 15, 2000, in Belleville, Ill., died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., as a result of an automobile accident
Alexis is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Ernest C. Turner; and an uncle, Laurence W. Turner.
Alexis is survived by her parents, Arthur L. and Donna G., nee Turner, Bowker; paternal grandparents, Arthur (Patricia) Bowker of Mascoutah, Ill.; maternal grandmother, Mary Ann Turner of O'Fallon, Ill.; four aunts, Jean Turner of Belleville, Ill., Carol (Gary) Smiley of Belleville, Ill., Brenda (Robert) Bleisch of Mascoutah, Ill., and Kris Goodrich of Belleville, Ill.; three uncles, Terry Turner of Belleville, Ill., David (Kit) Bowker of Byron, Ga., and Tom Goodrich of Belleville, Ill.; cousins, Patty Blanchard, Robbie Blanchard, Zoey Blanchard, Allen Bleisch, Brandon Bowker, Eddie Goodrich, Krystle Goodrich, Christopher McManus, Kirsten McManus, Larry McManus, Mary Jo "Jo Jo" McManus, Matthew McManus, Kristopher McManus, Kelly Zauner and Ian Zauner; and great-aunts, great-uncles and many family friends.
SWEET ANGEL ALEXIS
No farewell words were spoken No time to say goodbye You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why.
What a unique little halo
You have above your head, the fluttering feathered wings pressed softly upon you back.
Our sweet Angel Alexis
is what we call you now,
So precious to us you are
even though you're not
How we wish we could see you behind that Pearly gate, walking along side Jesus no longer our hearts ache.
Out sweet Angel Alexis
we look for you in the sky, listening for you to sing to us and tell us you're nearby.
God protects his children
and keeps them safe and
warm, waiting for Mommy and Daddy when they are ready.
We know we'll see you soon someday, until then we
pray. Our sweet Angel
Alexis in our hearts you will stay.
We Love and miss you our sweet Angel Alexis
Mommy and Daddy.
Memorials may be made to the Victory Junction Gang Camp. 311 Branson Mill Road, Randleman, N.C. 27317.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at Pete Gaerdner Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, from Pete Gaerdner Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., for an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial at Holy Childhood Catholic Church, Mascoutah, Ill., with the Rev. Jerome Hartlein officiating. Burial will be in Holy Childhood Cemetery, Mascoutah, Ill.
PETE GAERDNER FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from Dec. 16 to Dec. 17, 2003