Faye, Alexis “Lexi” Taylor
Faye, Alexis “Lexi” Taylor, age 17 of Newton passed away tragically Saturday evening May 11, 2019 following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Passaic County, Lexi had lived briefly in West Milford but has been a proud resident of Newton most of her life.
A flourishing Junior at Newton High School, Lexi was a dedicated student and a peer leadership volunteer for the Halsted Middle School. Lexi was the Statistician for the Boys Lacrosse team as well as a leader in efforts to start a Girls Lacrosse league in Newton. Alexis volunteered as a counselor with Redeemer Lutheran Bible Camp, and worked at Tranquility Farms in Green Township.
A loving daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend too many, Lexi enjoyed traveling extensively with her family; one of her favorite places being Disney World Florida. In addition to her recreational travel, she enjoyed music and traveling to follow her favorite singers and their bands. A passionate NY Giants and NJ Devils fan, Lexi had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Super Bowl in Minnesota. Lexi had a keen eye for fashion and decorating and loved spending time at the New Jersey Shore.
Lexi was pre deceased by her paternal grandparents Leslie and Joan Faye. Survivors include her beloved parents Russell and Joan (nee Schuk) Faye of Newton, her brothers Jacob and Max Faye and her sister Jessica Faye all at home. Also surviving are her maternal grandparents Frank and BettyJane Schuk of Daytona Beach, FL, her uncles Brian and his wife Laurie Faye of Southington, CT, Greg Faye of Hampton, NJ, Frank and his wife Diane Schuk of Fishkill, NY and Eddie and his wife Jill Schuk of Rock Hill, NY as well as her many cousins.
Lexi has made a lasting impression on countless lives she has touched. Her beauty, loyalty, heart of gold, bright smile, sense of humor and contagious laugh will never be forgotten.
A Christian Funeral Mass will be held in the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church #22 Halsted St. Newton, NJ Friday May 17, 2019 at 10 AM. Visitation will be held in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main St. (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ Thursday May 16th from 2-5 and 6-9 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials in Lexi’s memory may be made to either www.SCARC.org or the Lexi Faye Heart of Gold Lacrosse Scholarship mailed to Newton High School c/o Lisa Casamissina 44 Ryerson Ave, Newton, NJ 07860.