Alexis Nycole Runyen

Nov 21 2007
Jul 31 2019
11 Years
Reading, Pennsylvania

Alexis Nycole Runyen, 11, of Reading, PA passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.  Born in Coatesville, she was the beloved daughter of Khayla A. Runyen and Jason Runyen. 

Lexi just completed the 5th grade at the Mt. Penn Elementary Center. Even throughout her battle with cancer she always managed to be positive and lift others up around her.

She is survived, in addition to her parents, by two sisters; Mersades Runyen and Faith Runyen both of Reading and grandparents James and Charlotte Walton of Coatesville, Ken and Peg Runyen of Lenhartsville, PA, Sheri Runyen of Cochranville, PA,  Miriam Kolinger of Cochranville, PA and aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

She will also be survived by her brother-to-be, Logan Alexander Runyen, who's name she chose herself. 

Family and friends are invited to attend the viewing and visitation on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Hephzibah Baptist Church, 2237 Strasburg Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320. At the request of the family interment will be private.

Service Date: 
Aug 9 2019 - 1:00pm
Service Location: 
Hephzibah Baptist Church, 2237 Strasburg Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320


Our deepest condolences and prayers to the family of Lexi. We cannot imagine your pain at this time but hope and pray you are able to find peace eventually in the thought of her no longer being in pain. My son had several classes with Lexi and he has fond memories of her being so sweet and kind and especially funny. Sending prayers, love and hugs during your difficult time. Rest peacefully sweet angel❤️

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It is with our deepest sympathies that we are sending our condolences today. Lexi was my son Dax's fellow peer and friend at school. He would like you to know that she was in his prayers every night, as well as the rest of her family. He spoke very highly of her, and followed her story with every new update. The night we learned of this, he prayed to her and made her promise that he would live a fulfilling life in her honor. Rest in peace, sweet baby girl. My son was so blessed to meet you and will forever remember you in his heart.

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My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the family. I cannot comprehend the loss of your child. Just know that our God is good, Lexi is well again and happy walking beside Jesus. You have a beautiful guardian Angel looking over all of you.

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I followed her story on Facebook. She was a brave young girl. Always had a beautiful smile. May her beautiful soul RIP

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Steve and I would like to let you know how sorry we are for you and your family for the loss of this precious child. I only was a small part of her life but am truly blessed to have know her. She touched so many lives and will forever live in the hearts of all who loved her. May God bless you all and may you find peace in the memories that you all share. Praying for you all.

Love, Wendy and Steve Oas

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  My thoughts and prayers will always be with the Runyen family. Jason is a coworker of mine. He always spoke with great love and compassion for Lexi. Jason is an oustsanding father, and always will be. Your amazing love for life and the people around you will never be forgotten. 

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I’m so sorry for the loss of your precious granddaughter. May you all find peace in knowing that she is with Jesus now. Sending my love and prayers to you all. 

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