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Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1900 E. Oakland Ave, Johnson City, TN

OBITUARY

Alexa Lynn Williams

February 25, 1986October 26, 2019
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Alexa Lynn Williams, born February 25, 1986, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of October 26, 2019, from an apparent overdose. She is survived by her loving husband, James Matthew Clement, their son, Ethan Matthew Clement, her mother, April Kovolick Williams and her partner, Peter Hayden, aunt and uncle Amanda and Ariel Miranda, cousin Ariel Miranda, aunt Kate “Kovolick” Cook, great aunt Barbara “Poeter” Salls and her husband Derrick, her father Jeffrey Warren Williams and his wife, Carol Ann Williams, her brother, Jason Warren Williams and his wife, Kiersten Lea Williams, her nephew, August Warren Williams, step sister Harmony and her Husband Kurt Shangraw, niece and nephew Zuzu and Cash Rooney, her Grandfather Thomas Warren Williams and his wife Helen Williams, great aunt and uncle Lorraine and John R. Williams, cousin Stacy Lee and her husband Michael, Aunt and Uncle Missy and Tim Williams, cousins Bret, Zakk and Hannah Williams, her mother and father-in-law Barbara and Jeff Clement, brother-in-law John Clement and his daughter Sofie, Brother-in-law Timothy Clement, sister-in-law Sarah Clement, and many other loving family members and close friends.

Alexa was born in Rutland, VT, and grew up in Sudbury and Underhill, VT, attending Sudbury Country School, Browns River Middle School and graduating from Mt. Mansfield Union High School. After graduation, she moved to Johnson City, TN, to attend East Tennessee State University. Alexa excelled at everything she did, and was particularly gifted in math. We had many a road trip with flash cards to keep her entertained. Alexa and James were married on July 10, 2013, on January 15, 2015, she gave birth to the joy of her life, her son Ethan. She loved being a mother, and in many ways excelled at being a mother more than anything else. Alexa was incredibly empathetic, and sought to befriend people who were in need of friendship and companionship. With remarkably large eyes and a big, beautiful smile, Alexa warmed up every room she was in. Coupled with a sharp sense of humor and her kind and generous heart, everyone who met Alexa felt an immediate and close connection.

Alexa was known as doing everything spectacularly - whether that was school, high school basketball, or motherhood. Unfortunately, she was prescribed her first opioid prescription as a teenager, before the true extent and addictive nature of the substance was known. Those early prescriptions altered her life permanently. She regretted her addiction and the impact it had on those she loved. She did not fail in her recovery, but fought valiantly and was ultimately failed by a poorly-coordinated system of care that could not sufficiently treat her.

Alexa was baptized in the name of the Lord in 2018 and her faith was an inspiration to those around her. If there is a lesson Alexa would want her friends and family to take away from her tragic passing, it would be to stay close to those you love and live life to its fullest.

A celebration of her life will be held from 6-8 pm on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at First Christian Church, 200 East Mountcastle Dr., Johnson City TN, 37601.

A second celebration of Alexa’s life will be held in South Burlington Vermont, from 1-4 pm on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at the Windjammer Restaurant Garden Room. In the spirit of Alexa’s memory, a donation page has been set up for her son Ethan’s future needs, and the page can be accessed at https://www.gofundme.com/4tk7m-for-ethan.

Arrangements especially for Mrs. Alexa Williams and her family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.

  • FAMILY

  • James Matthew Clement, Husband
  • Ethan Matthew Clement, Son
  • April Kovolick Williams and her partner Peter Hayden, Mother
  • Jeffrey Warren Williams and his wife Carol Ann Williams, Father
  • Jason Warren Williams and his wife Kiersten Lea Williams, Brother
  • Harmony and her husband Kurt Shangraw, Step Sister
  • Thomas Warren Williams and his wife Helen Williams, Grandfather
  • Barbara Clement, Mother-in-law
  • Jeff Clement, Father-in-law
  • John Clement and his daughter Sofie, Brother-in-law
  • Timothy Clement, Brother-in-law
  • Sarah Clement, Sister-in-law
  • Alexa is also survived by nieces and nephews Zuzu Rooney, August Warren Williams and Cash Rooney; aunts and uncles Amanda and Ariel Miranda, Kate "Kovolick" Cook, Barbara "Poeter" Salls and husband Derrick, Lorraine and John R. Williams and Missy and Tim Williams; cousins Ariel Miranda, Stacy Lee and husband Michael, Bret Williams, Zakk Williams and Hannah Williams; and many other loving family members and close friends.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Second Celebration of Life Sunday, November 10, 2019

Memories

Alexa Lynn Williams

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Winklette Whittemore

November 10, 2019

My deepest sympathy to April, Jeff, Jason and to all who new and loved Alexa. Alexa had an infectious smile. Her love for life was great! Rest In Peace sweet Alexa.

Susan Wiggins

November 4, 2019

I didn't know Alexa but reading her obituary touched my heart my prayers are with all her family and friends addition is such a sad thing and it can happen to anybody it takes hold and want let go I have been through it with family members Alexa sounds like such a Wonderful person and my heart ache for all her family My prayers and hugs are with all of you

Lauren Dillon

November 2, 2019

People used to ask us if we were sisters bc we had similarities in our eyes and hair but 2 distinct differences she was tall and I was super short! I miss those days at the blue box. I love you and praying for the family

Rob Rogers

November 2, 2019

Alexa trained me in Customer Service at Best Buy in Kingsport, TN. She was always there to calm me down whenever I got overwhelmed at work. When I found out I was going to be a Dad, she gave me tips. Ethan was the first baby I was around before we had our own son. Can't believe it she's gone, she will be missed!

Linda Palmer

October 31, 2019

Oh Alexa,
My heart has been breaking since I heard you were gone. My mind has been flooded with so many memories. You were my right hand woman at work (Best Buy Kingsport). I could count on you to help where ever needed. I remember your love for the minions (from the movie), our shared love of Starbucks, your famous pasta that I was obsessed lol and how you made me my own huge bowl when I moved back to Knoxville. Most of all I remember when you got pregnant and how happy and excited you were and even more when Ethan was born. I remember one of your cravings you had was chicken nuggets from Wendys which thankfully was in the same parking lot as work cuz I think I got some every day for you lol. I also remember how excited you would be when ever you would have the chance to go to Vermont and see your
Family, it would be a count down for when you got to go. My heart breaks for your precious little boy and how he might not understand what has happened to his mom and how much he will be missing you. I am so sorry James and I hope I never have to experience the heartbreak you must be going through with still having a son to be strong for and take care of. I wanted to share this photo of you from your baby shower because it captures your beautiful smile and I will never forget it or you my sweet friend! See you in Heaven one day where we can eat all the pasta and chicken nuggets we want ♥️

Sara Taylor

October 31, 2019

My heart is so broken from the news of your passing. I have so many memories going through my mind right now. We went from co works to friends to more like family, you'll always be Vermont Barbie! as mom always called you. I can not find the words for the emotions i feel right now, i am glad we had the chance to reconnect this summer. I'll always remember our good times when we where younger, and how funny it was to see us older and with our own children. You were an amazing person, and friend. Your battle is now over RIP, you'll be missed and always loved.

Leslie Snyder

October 30, 2019

May we extend our condolences to Jeff and April as well as Alexa’s family. What a tragic loss to the world. We had the joy of enjoying Alexa’s company recently while visiting April in Vermont. What a lovely engaging young woman, full of love and tender smiles. She will be greatly missed by all .

Serena Yarber

October 30, 2019

Alexa you were always so considerate, clever, and funny. You and I briefly lived together during college and I ended up with your cat, Dylan. I always thought of you fondly and missed you after that. We reconnected in August when you brought Ethan to Andric’s birthday party. I was so excited to be in touch with you again. We’d known each other nearly a decade-and-a-half and were both mommies to 4 year-old boys who got along—it seemed meant to be! Then what happened, happened and now it’s too late. I’m so sorry to you, that you weren’t able to get the help you needed in time to save you. I had no idea. I’m so sorry for your husband, your family, and sweet Ethan. He looks so much like you. He has your beautiful smile, your eyes, and your sweet nature. I love you Alexa. I know you’re watching over your sweet boy. A part of you will live on through him. I’d like to reach out to your husband, to let him know that he and Ethan are welcome on the farm for a play date any time. I know this transition will be very rough. My thoughts are with your family.

Ashley Darnell

October 30, 2019

Alexa, I do not even know where to begin. When you started at Best Buy..you and I instantly clicked. Before long we were friends. We spent many nights at your place watching movies, listening to music, and talking about life. We shared a lot of meals together, went through pregnancy together, and then Ethan was born on my birthday, I remember you beaming with joy. You loved your family and friends with nothing short of your whole heart. I'll never forget your smile, your laugh and our memories. Rest in peace sweet Alexa!! Until we meet again ...

Diana Blow

October 30, 2019

April, Jeff & family,

I am so sorry for your loss of Alexa, no words could ever comfort a parent at the time of a loss of a child. Keep her memories close to your heart.

Diana Blow

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