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Alexis E. Watson, 20, Belmont NY

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Alexis E. Watson was born on September 19, 2002 in Olean to Karen L. Morgan and passed away approximately August 7, 2023 in Hornell, NY. She was born out of the hearts of Dean G. Watson and Carrie E. Flanagan-Watson in 2007.  Alexis graduated from Alfred-Almond School in 2020, and also completed the cosmetology program at Wildwood BOCES.

Alexis was a self proclaimed “Wild Child” and she even had that tattooed on her wrist.  She was the champion of the underdog and did not like to see people upset.  Alexis’ artistic talents were phenomenal, whether with a paintbrush or her vocal cords. Her paintings are hung throughout our house and her singing was a joy to hear. She was willing to voice her opinion and maintain her position, even when data suggested she was wrong.  Alexis also had an amazing connection with children, she loved them with all her heart.  Her dream was to be an elementary teacher.

Alexis is predeceased by several people she loved, two of which were her grandmothers, Joan Watson and Betty Flanagan.  Grandma Betty was her kindred spirit, due having similar beginnings.  Her Uncles Don Watson and Spencer Conklin also predeceased her.

Alexis is survived by her parents, Dean and Carrie, who loved her very much, her siblings: Morgan (Chad) VanBuskirk, Janette (Andrew) McDade, Darnell Watson, Grant Watson and Samia Barge.  A nephew, Kingston, whom she loved very much.  Aunts and Uncles include: Laura Conklin, Kathy (Russ) Hooker, Sharon (Martin) Woodard, Diane Burdick, Dale (Tiersa) Watson, Norah Flanagan, Mary McCormick, Paul Flanagan and Don Flanagan, and many, many cousins.  Alexis also had many friends who loved her.

Drug addiction interferes with the hopes, dreams and potential of the personand causes immense sadness in family and friends.  Please consider a donation in Alexis’ name to one of the following charites: CASA Trinity (Addiction services and detox) 86 River St. Hornell NY 14843 or to AA-CSA (Alfred-Almond Community Sports Association Inc) P.O. Box K  1 Marvin Lane  Almond NY  14804 for a bench in her memory at the Lion’s Park.

The family will be present to receive friends on Monday (August 21, 2023) at the Gospel Fellowship Church 4996 Hood Road in Belmont from 11am-1:30pm with a Funeral to follow at 1:30pm with Phil Brown officiating. A meal will be provided at the church also following the service.

To send a remembrance please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com or on Facebook @Brown & Powers Funeral Homes. Funeral arrangements are with the Brown & Powers Funeral Home of Angelica.

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