April 29, 1992 – April 13, 2018
Alexis Victoria Overstreet, 25, of Tallahassee, Florida, passed away at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital on Thursday, April 12, 2018, after complications resulting from a stroke. Alexis was born in Tallahassee to James and Teresa Barrs on April 29, 1992.
Alexis loved her job at Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic in the billing and coding department which she began in July of 2015. Her coworkers meant the world to her, and she was incredibly proud of her community service work with the company.
She was an avid and immensely talented designer with a real passion for home décor and jewelry. Alexis was also an amazingly dedicated and integral member of her congregation at Generations Church where she served extensively in both the women’s and children’s ministries.
Alexis received her Associate of Arts degree from Marion Military Institute in Marion, Alabama, after being awarded an athletic scholarship for her prowess as a softball player at Lawton Chiles high school in Tallahassee.
Most of all, she was a devoted wife and mother with a singular dedication to her family. A fierce friend, she gave selflessly of her time and talent while always putting others first. That’s the legacy she leaves behind. Alexis is survived by her husband, Ryan; their three children, Castle, Berlyn, and Gates; her parents, James and Teresa Barrs; her brothers, Mason Bullington (Krystine) and James “Buddy” Barrs (Tammy); her grandfather, Grady Bullington; her in-laws, Tom and Diane Overstreet; and a nearly innumerable host of family and friends that will never forget her.
Visitation will be at 9:30 am on Monday, April 16, 2018, at Generations Church with the service to follow at 11:00 am. The facility is located at 3080 W Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL 32304.
- Visitation Monday, April 16, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, April 16, 2018
- Burial Monday, April 16, 2018
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April 16, 2018
I met Alexis at Marion Military Institute and we got along so quickly. I enjoyed my time with her especially being her roommate. We had many long night talks and movie nights together. She was always there for me especially when I was down. She was the one who got me hooked on white cheddar popcorn. She was such a great athlete and always gave a hundred percent on the field. I admired her love she had for people and how selfless she was. I am so grateful for the memories we had together and I thank God for her friendship. I will always remember her heart for people and when she snorted when she laughed so hard. It was great to see her growth in God throughout the years and I am comforted to know she is with God and looking down on us.
April 15, 2018
I did not know Alexis well, but what I did know and see, she was an amazing young woman in every way, with a maturity beyond her years.
But I have known Teresa and her family since the mid-80's, way before she met James and had Alexis and Mason. As a parent I know there are absolutely no words to make them feel better; to take away their shock, pain, unimaginable grief, and even anger over this unthinkable and seemingly senseless tragedy!! No words other than I'm so sorry, which seem totally insignificant!
My heart is breaking for them and Mason and the rest of of their families, as well as well as Ryan, those children, and the Overstreets. I'm sending my love and support, and praying for their strength to make it through the days, weeks, and months ahead. That's is about all I can do, because i know no words will help. (((HUGS)))
April 15, 2018
When I was in middle school, my family went to visit extended family in Tallahassee. We were escaping a hurricane at the time, I believe. I did not know Alexis very well then. During that trip, she taught me how to ride a 4wheeler, introduced me to her pet squirrel, and explained a math concept I had been struggling with in school. I thought she was one of the coolest teenagers I'd ever met. She was smart, beautiful, an athlete, and had a fun family. Without knowing me well, she invited me to travel with her and her friends to a softball tournament. We talked about what I could expect from high school, ate out and stayed up late sneak-eating brownies. I have always had an anxiety disorder, but felt a strange comfort around her because she worked hard to make me feel included the entire trip. This is my favorite memory of Alexis because, during a time in my life that I felt a little lost and awkward, she showed me how kind unfamiliar people can be. That experience later influenced me to try to do the same for others. Alexis was an incredibly kind woman who always worked hard to do her best for everyone. She will be forever loved and missed.
April 15, 2018
Praying for strength and understanding for the family. God makes no mistakes. Alexis will truly be missed by her TOC family. I am surely going to miss that crazy laugh that she would break out with in the office. We love you but God loved you best. Rest in Heaven.
April 14, 2018
We worked together at the Good Friends Group Fitness gym, and we became friends. You were smart, positive, and always cheerful, even for those early morning shifts :) You invited me to your wedding, and you absolutely GLOWED with joy the entire time. When I first met you, and the whole time I knew you, the thing that stood out most to me was your capacity for love and your ability to truly see people. You looked right into their soul, and you gave love in return. I can't imagine the pain your family is going through, because I know that a huge hole is now left where a beautiful woman once stood. And you were absolutely beautiful, inside and out. I wish I could understand why, but I doubt I ever will. I know it's cliche, but the world seems like a darker place without your light shining in it. I hope your family is able to find peace, and that they are surrounded by love and support while they try to get through this.
April 14, 2018
Alexis was a huge part of my husband and I being able to start our business here with a little less stress. We hired her at the Ace on Kerry forest but realized quickly we needed one of her biggest gifts at home taking care of our two boys. She kept my boys for the summer and was so awesome. They loved her and I think the oldest at the time even had a small crush❤️ We moved that summer from our rental to the new house and she helped me clean and keep the boys occupied. She went on to bigger and better things eventually but occasionally I would see her out and about and loved seeing her family grow on Facebook. I’m just shocked and devastated. She truly was one of the kindest, sweetest young women I knew and my heart breaks for her young beautiful family. Rest In Peace Alexis.
April 14, 2018
I remember meeting Alexis for the first time while volunteering to teach the 4-5 year olds on Wednesday night at Generations church. She was a very sweet girl. She was telling me how her son Castle was a miracle and her soon to be daughter would be another miracle for her and Ryan. The children loved her in the class. She had such a servant heart. I will miss seeing her. She was such a beautiful person and is now a beautiful angel. Love and blessings with continued prayers for the family.
April 14, 2018
I had both twins in my class at Gilchrist Elementary. Mason in 1st and Alexis in second grade. She was a vivacious girl who loved life and was a friend to everyone. Everywhere she went, her beauty, both inside and out was magnetic. She touched many lives during her stay here on Earth. This angel will now keep watch over her family, her precious babies, her husband, and her friends. Rest in Peace my darling little one.
Love, Ms. Smith