Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Alexis Victoria Long, “Lexi”

Alexis Victoria Long, “Lexi”, 25, of Albemarle, North Carolina passed away unexpectedly at her home on April 18, 2019.

A service celebrating Lexi’s life will be held at Stanly Funeral Home April 27, 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm 

Lexi was born on November 23, 1993 to Robert and Stacy Long. The middle child of two sisters, Lexi was always a person unafraid to be herself and stand-out from a crowd. She was a kind and gentle person who brought joy to all around her- loved by everyone who knew her, she taught her family much about the power of a soft approach and inspired them all with her child-like awe for life, incredible empathy, and forgiving nature. She was deeply passionate about music and the arts, having inherited her great-grandfather’s perfect pitch and ability to play music by ear. She excelled as a percussionist and could constantly be found exploring new instruments and playing anything she heard. She loved Shakespeare more than any other writer and found great joy in his plays, Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream being her favorites. Photography brought her the greatest joy, and whenever possible, a camera was in hand, snapping photos of anything and everyone. The truest, most humble spirit, the subjects of Lexi’s photography were always the people she loved most.

Lexi was inquisitive and curious, with a fascination and knack for all things technological or mechanical. She would often tear things apart just to figure out how to put them together again, and she was always ahead of the curve when it came to technology. Something few knew, Lexi had earned her Brown belt in East West Karate at a very young age of 8 years old. She was part of the East West Karate Demo team at the age of 7 years old. Forgoing more traditional electives, she took automotive classes in high school and became the families go-to expert on all things car related. She attended Franklin Central High School as an honor student, and chose to delay college to pursue her passion for animals by founding Black Oak Hollow with her mother’s help, a farm and animal sanctuary in Albermarle. Next to her family and music, Lexi loved nothing more than her animals. Her dog, Dougan, a Rottweiler rescue she adopted in high school, was her constant companion and best friend. Lexi was happiest when surrounded by her animals and her family, and found great joy in her work at Black Oak Hollow. She was also an advocate for animal rights and issues related to mental health. Lexi was the light of her family’s life. Her mischievous smile was constant- she could find humor, beauty, and goodness in everyone and everything. We know she is making the Angels all laugh right now. The world lost a rare soul, who was always, in some ways, too good for this Earth. She taught us many lessons in her short time in this world and everyone who knew her was better for it. She will be missed deeply, but her family takes solace in knowing that she celebrated every moment of life and will no doubt be making the most of all Heaven has to offer.

Lexi is survived by her parents, Robert and Stacy Long, of Albemarle, her sister, Sydney of Albemarle, her sister Jordan, of New York City, and her constant companion, her dog, Dougan; her Uncle, William Lamey of Pittsburgh, PA, and his wife Michelle, and her cousin Wil Lamey; her Aunt Karey Burton and her cousin Payton Burton, of Atlanta, Kansas. She is predeceased by her maternal grandparents, William Lamey of Elmdale, Kansas, and Kathleen Lamey, of Albemarle; her paternal grandparent, Frank and Deana Long of Titusville, PA.

Her family welcomes flowers, but encourages those wishing to honor Lexi to make a donation in her name to Goats of Anarchy https://www.paypal.me/goatsofanarchy or to the  Animal Welfare Institute  at their website www.awionline.org

15 Comments

  • George Doring Posted April 24, 2019 12:31 pm

    The Doring family extends their deepest sympathy to the Long family in their time of loss. Having four daughters of our own makes it difficult to understand the sorrow you must be experiencing. Please know that we have you in our thoughts each day.

  • Al sanders Posted April 24, 2019 8:53 pm

    Rob, you and your family are in my prayers

  • Mary & Howard Marsh Posted April 24, 2019 9:04 pm

    Such a beautiful tribute to Lexi’s life. Her grandmother was so proud of her. She always talked so fondly of her. I know she will be sorely missed, but try to find some peace knowing they are together… taking care of the goats and chickens. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. Howard & Mary

  • Lisa and Steve Garon Posted April 24, 2019 11:06 pm

    Lexi was a remarkable young lady who had such a huge heart!! We have fond memories of her as our young neighbor, and cherish the time we were all neighbors in Titusville. Your entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers as you celebrate her life and mourn her passing. I am sure the wonderful memories you shared will help.

  • Melvin Williams Posted April 25, 2019 7:46 am

    Prayers and condolences from the Williams Family for you Rob and the Long Family. I pray that God will grant comfort and healing to your hearts in this difficult time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers daily and we are here for you – whether it is a listening ear or a shoulder to lean on.

  • Angela and Scott Goodman Posted April 25, 2019 8:19 am

    The Goodman family sends prayers to the Long family. Having six daughters it is unimaginable the sorrow. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Michelle Colantonio Posted April 25, 2019 8:59 am

    At this time words can not explain the sorrow and pain felt for the loss of your daughter. Lexi sounds like a wonderful daughter with a great spirit. Sounds as she has left her mark on many and was a true angel. Her spirit will live on. The Colantonio’s send your family love and heartfelt prayers that you may find the strength you need to get through each day.

  • Joni Ryan Posted April 25, 2019 9:23 am

    Thinking of you and yours at this time of loss. May the memories of her beautiful spirit sustain you through the days to come.

  • Jacob Hershey Posted April 25, 2019 11:21 am

    Hershey’s send our deepest condolences along to Robert and his family. You are in our prayers during this time of loss. We hope that you find peace.

  • Donnie Price Posted April 25, 2019 4:04 pm

    Rob, family, and friends.
    My heart breaks for your loss. May God give you the strength to persevere through this difficult time.

  • Melinda Bowers Posted April 26, 2019 10:52 am

    The College and Career Readiness department of Stanly Community College sends prayers and condolences to the Long family at this most difficult time.

  • Jerry/Pam Sinclair Posted April 26, 2019 1:19 pm

    Prayers for you and the Long Family

  • Leslie Livesey Posted April 26, 2019 2:50 pm

    Rob Long, Family, and Friends
    The loss of a Child hits so deep. Your family and friends are being asked to do the unfathomable, saying goodbye to a precious life, your Daughter. Condolences from my family to your family. You are in our Thoughts and Prayer, at the deepest level.

  • Yvonne Ritchie Posted April 26, 2019 4:01 pm

    I extend my deepest sympathy to the Long family, extended family, family friends and Lexi’s friends. I am sad for your loss and I too will miss Lexi. She impressed me with her grand spirit, her sense of humor, her perseverance and her quest for knowledge on what mattered to her. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
    May God’s strength and the love of family and friends comfort you.

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