Alexa Desiree Cook, 25, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020 in California following a six year battle with the demon of addiction. She spent the last five years in California trying to get well. Although the addiction ultimately took her life Alexa was so much more than the struggle of her last few years. She was beautiful, funny and kind. She was also compassionate towards others, especially the outcasts and the lonely. She loved her family and was a friend to many. More than anything Alexa wanted to make a difference. If you yourself are struggling with addiction know that every day can be a fresh start. Please reach out, ask for help, fight hard and never ever give up. Alexa was born July 3, 1995 in Hamilton, OH. She graduated from Snider High School in 2014 where she was a varsity cheerleader for three years. Alexa is survived by parents, Kevin and Sara Cook; brothers, Jacob, Noah, Tyler, Trevor, Theo; sisters, Olivia, Vanessa, Vivienne, Vera; grandparents, Arthur and Mary Miller; aunts, Jennifer (Jon) Hoffmann, Hannah (Jason) Sims, Kathryn (Michael) Keefer, Leanne (Kirk) Kemmerling, Pam (Bob) Severs, Susan Gowan, Michelle (Bill) Wilmsen, Jenny (Frank) Kitzmann; uncles, Joseph (Colleen) Miller, Paul (Melissa) Miller, Zachary (Megan) Miller, Daniel Miller, Andrew (Jodie) Miller, Adam (Audrey) Miller; and many cousins and extended family. Alexa was preceded in death by her uncle, Matthew Miller; grandparents, Bob and Sharron Cook; great grandparents, Frank and Phyllis Avila, Richard and Cecilia Miller, Sylven and Marguerite Cook, and David and Dorothy Stein. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church New Haven IN, 943 Powers St. with calling 1 1/2 hour prior. Face covering required. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist New Haven School.
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