It is with great sadness that the Alexis family announces the passing of Lisa C. Alexis, M.D. on June 13, 2020. The cause of death was cancer.
Lisa leaves to mourn her loss her parents Carlton and Bonnie Alexis, her siblings Carla and Anthony Alexis (Julia), her nephews Anthony Alexis, Jr., Brenden Alexis-Robinson, A. Matthew Alexis, her niece Jessica Alexis, her cousins the Alexis Family of Ontario and her cousins the Sylvesters of Trinidad and Tobago. She will be mourned by her close friends in the D.C. area, across the country and throughout the world.
Lisa was born on August 28, 1959 at Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu, HI. As a toddler, she lived on base at Schofield Barracks, HI. Since the summer of 1961, Lisa had been a resident of the District of Columbia. Lisa received her early education at Dunblane-Immaculata. She was a 1977 graduate of National Cathedral School.
She received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Clark University in Worcester, MA. Her M.D. degree was earned at Howard University. Lisa spent much of her medical days at Howard University Hospital, where she completed a three year residency in Internal Medicine followed by a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases. She worked in the area of treating HIV-AIDS.
Lisa was beset by illnesses for a good part of her adult life. She fought bravely, but lost the final battle.
Lisa loved people. Despite her medical problems and even in illness, she remained upbeat. She was always concerned about the health and well-being of her parents or “elderly parents” as she so often reminded us. She loved music, and was an incorrigible Redskins Fan.
Her love for and support of her siblings was unquestioned. To her nephews and niece, she was part aunt and part mom. Lisa had two Shih Tzu pups, Max and Remy. They were her constant companions. It was a common sight to see her walking her pups on the Southwest Waterfront - weather be damned!
When great-grand sons were added to our family, Lisa was ecstatic. She welcomed Ryan Carlton Alexis and Anthony Alexis 3rd with great joy.
We will miss her humor, her wit, her laughter and her loving ways.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made in her name to the scholarship fund in the College of Medicine, Howard University. As a reflection of the times, a private grave side funeral will be held with a memorial service to be scheduled for a later date.
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