Alexandre "Pax" Paxenos Bonnen El-Khouri

November 29, 2010October 14, 2020

Alexandre Paxenos “Pax” Bonnen el-Khouri was a ray of light in our lives who passed from this life at nine years of age on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Born November 29, 2010, Pax is a devout Christian who is a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral and attended Annunciation Orthodox School in Houston where he is known for his quick wit and beautiful heart. In a recent school assignment, he was asked “what is your favorite part of yourself?” He responded that his brain was his favorite part of himself. And it was. Through his love of math and science, he was already well on his way to achieving his goal of becoming a quantum physicist and had a dream of attending MIT. He was extraordinarily bright and creative and expressed himself through his drawings, joyful optimism, and his choice of the ever-present book he was reading. He had boundless energy, natural athleticism, and a competitive drive.

Pax is loved by his mother, Penelope Eleni Bonnen; father, Marc Camille el-Khouri; brothers, Sebastien and twin Luca; maternal grandparents Matina and the late David Bonnen of Angleton; paternal grandparents Gisela and Camille el-Khouri of Beirut, Lebanon; maternal uncles Greg Bonnen and wife Kim of Friendswood; Mark Bonnen and wife Wendy of Houston; Dennis Bonnen and wife Kim of Lake Jackson; paternal aunt Tanya and husband Stefan el-Khouri of Beirut, Lebanon, and numerous cousins and many extended family members. They all are deeply grateful for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time.

Trisagion is scheduled for 10:30 am Friday, October 23rd followed by a funeral service at 11:30 am at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral located at 3511 Yoakum Blvd, Houston.

"For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into song before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12

May his memory be eternal!



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Eva Maruccia

October 28, 2020

We are heartbroken to hear about our cousin Pax. We never got to meet him, but from reading about his life, how people perceived him, his goals, his attributes, and his relationship with his family, I know he was a remarkable person who made the world a little brighter. Our deepest sympathies to the family.
Eva Maruccia (daughter of Christine Paxinos)

Nicole Acosta

October 25, 2020

Pax brought so much joy and light to Becker, he was the sweetest. I always remembered that big smile of his and loved seeing him use his creative imagination to build such extraordinary things in the classroom. I am so sorry to hear about his passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️

Ms. Nicole

Hiam Boustani

October 24, 2020

Dear Marc,
I am very sad with Zahi &Ziad for the loss of your beloved Alexander.
We pray our Lord to give you with your 2 children and your parents the deep faith to accept this tragedy and the courage to continue .
May his Soul Rest In Peace

Hiam Boustani

Jennifer Falcon

October 23, 2020

Pax brought sweet, bright light to Becker. I have fond memories of watching him grow in his preschool years. He loved his parents and his brothers very much! We saw that everyday. His light will always shine.
Ms Jennifer

Cindy Dohner

October 23, 2020

Pax has remained in my heart since I taught him at Becker. Or I should say he taught me. I knew he was special the very first time we met. Being in Pax's world was magical. I am so very sorry he is gone. He would have done amazing things.
Ms. Cindy

Claude Antoun

October 23, 2020

Dear Marc,
Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel for the passing of your beloved Pax. May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort. Please accept my deepest condolences.


October 23, 2020

CHER MARC. C’est avec beaucoup de tristesse et une énorme peine que je te présente mes plus sincères condoléances. Que Dieu te donne la force de surmonter cette épreuve incommensurable. Que l’âme d’Alexandre repose en paix 🙏. Mimo Azar

Muriel Azar

October 23, 2020

Mon cher Marc,
C’est avec une immense peine que je t’envoie ce message
Que Dieu te donne la force, la patience et le courage pour surmonter cette tragédie et protège toujours Sebastian et Luca et tes bien-aimés
Il n’y aura jamais de justes mots de réconfort, mais nos cœurs sont avec toi, Tanya Camille et Gisela
Que son âme repose en paix
Je t’aime fort 🙏🏻❤️

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