Lexie Finstad


Lexie Shay Finstad, 22, of Lorena, went to be with the Lord Friday, June 20, 2014.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 10 AM, Saturday, June 28, 2014 at St. Olafs Lutheran Church at 402 Meridian Street,  Cranfills Gap, Texas 76637.

Lexie was born July 25, 1991 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco, Texas. She was raised in Cranfills Gap and Lorena, Texas. She graduated from Lorena High School in 2009 and attended  Nursing School at MCC in Waco.

Honorary Pall Bearers are Kendall Garman,  Jake Taylor, Micah Jones, Alex Kim and Blaine Morgan.

She was preceded in death by brother, Brandon Ashley; grandfather, Milton Payne; and cousin, Nikki Carlson.

She is survived by her mom and step-dad, Greg and Tami Ashley of Lorena; father, Garry Finstad of Cranfills Gap; two brothers, Quade Nye and wife Amy of Ft. Worth, and Brett Ashley of Lorena; two sisters, Tessa Ashley Jamerson and husband Freddy of Waco, and Avery Finstad of Cranfills Gap; grandparents, Jayne Payne and Gary Tyson of Hamilton, Ann Payne of Merkyl, and Guy and Geneva Finstad of Cranfills Gap; her beloved nieces, Brianna Jamerson, Myah Jamerson, and Brooklyn Jamerson; her precious nephews, Braxton Nye and Brenner Nye; as well as multitudes of aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends who will greatly miss her.

Lexie had suffered from type 1 juvenile diabetes since age 7, and she held a special place in her heart for Camp Sweeney. If you would like to make a Memorial Donation in her memory you call 940-665-2011 or send it to the Lorena Volunteer Fire Department, 104 E Center St, Lorena, Texas, 76655.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Jeff and Laura Rose

    Sending hugs to you all. Lexie will forever be a 5-year-old kindergartener with a bright smile to me.

  2. Karen Stephens Price & Family(s)

    Tami and family,

    My heart aches for you all. Love and prayers to each of you.

  3. Tammy Finstad-Senn

    I love you Lexie and am so proud of the woman you became and am astonished by the immaculate strength you withheld. You were a wonderful wonderful contribution to life and positivity. For that I will always respect, honor and teach in my own household. You have taught me a lesson that I highly regard as valuable.

  4. I am so very sorry Tami…. my heart breaks for you and your entire family. Sending you big hugs and lots of prayers. Love you… I am thinking about you.

  5. Claire Morrison

    Tami and family,
    It breaks my heart to think of you in pain. Lexi was such a sweet soul and will forever be missed. Thank goodness she is no longer in pain and can be free. I love you all and send thoughts and prayers to you.
    The Morrison Family

  6. God saw her getting tired, so he warped his arms around her and said come with me! My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  7. Alysha Humphrey

    You are and forever will be, my very best friend. Not a moment has passed that I haven’t thought of you. I love you Lexie. Thoughts to the Finstads and Ashley’s.

  8. Ethan Humphrey

    I will miss her making me laugh, she was my favorite of my daughters friends Ashleigh and Alysha Humphrey.. Rest In Peace…No more pain..

  9. Debi and Howard Norman

    A beautiful young lady including heart and spirit has left this community. She will be missed. Prayers go out to Lexie’s family.

  10. Brian "B Down" Garner

    I’ll forever remember her smile, her dimples, and that bright sparkle in her eyes. I know words won’t erase the pain, but I know she wouldn’t want anyone to be sad. The compassion, the enthusiasm, strength, and the courage that she showed even when she wasn’t feeling well, made her a phenomenal person. I’m going to miss her. To her parents, family, friends, I offer my sincerest condolences. Look to God and each other for comfort. I am so blessed for her to have called me her friends.

    • Thank you she talked about you to me thanks for being her freind. My heart breaks but she is out of pain

  11. Shelbey Stephens

    I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Lexie from Camp Sweeney, she was amazingly sweet and there for everyone. Sending prayers

  12. Kerri Ann Newcomb

    Thinking of all Lexie’s family and friends my heart goes out to you.
    I met her briefly during the summer of 2011 whilst working at GFC and she ALWAYS had a smile on her face and was nothing but polite , friendly and welcoming to everyone she met, a truly wonderful person. May she rest in peace.

  13. Tracy Anders Birkett

    Peace to you. No more hospitals & ERs. No more pain for your sweet girl. Many prayers for you.

  14. So much for a young person to endure. Her mom can rest assured she did absolutely everything humanly possible to care for Lexie.

  15. What a beautiful an amazing young lady y’all raised. Through all her post, never once was she complaining…..so very strong in The Lord. She has truly Blessed me in many ways…She will always be on our minds and forever in our hearts, because weather she realized it or not, she gave me strength, when I jus thought I was weak. I know she had a beautiful, glorious Home coming….love you all…

  16. Stacey Zimmerman

    I have some fond memories of Lexi when she was younger. She was a great girl and I know she will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to Tami and family along with close friends.

  17. I met Lexie summer 2010 at GFC. We worked together as a lifeguard and became good friends. Every year I have been coming back to Texas me and lexie had always made arrangements to see each other. She was truely an amazing person and an inspiration to me. No matter what pain she was in there was always a smile on her face.

    I will never forgot the days I spent with her and I am sending my deepest condolences to her family.

    She is in my thoughts
    Now and always

  18. Diana Jamerson

    My deepest sympathy on your loss. Sending prayers out to all your family. I never met Lexie but all you have to is look into her eyes and you such grace and purity. The Lord be by your side during this time and always.

  19. Wanda and Earl Blanchette

    Lexie taught us all how to live. I met her when she was in Lorena Jr. High and, in spite of the fact she was often fighting the insurmountable affects of diabetes, she ALWAYS had a smile on her pretty face. That smile and positive attitude continued to the end. What a great example she set. Tammy and Greg, we love you both and pray for comfort.

  20. Osahon Idemudia

    My heart felt condolence on Leslie’s passage. Never met her, but knew of her brave fight with her illness. That she was loved so dearly, could only mean that she exuded love and warmth. A short life; but one that leaves behind memories to be cherished. Adios Leslie. Tami, please be consoled, for she has gone to be with the Lord. God bless you all.

  21. Lexie was i my sons class at Lorena. She was a beautiful and sweet girl. Her family is in my prayers in this rough time.

  22. W. R. Beaty, M.D.

    Tami, I have just returned to Waco and learned of your family’s loss. Please, accept my sincere heart felt sympathy. No words can adequately convey my feelings in this situation.

  23. Roxana Snider

    My deepest thoughts..sympothy..and prayers to all the family..may you find peace with god during this time..

  24. Martha Damron Payne

    Prayers to all in the loss of your Lexie. Remember those wonderful and happy memories and keep them close to your heart.

  25. Laverne Brown

    My deepest sympathy to You Tami and your entire family!! I Praying for Gods peace , strength and comfort to you all. I know Lexie has that Beautiful smile beaming in Heaven and Pain free .. My Love Laverne

  26. Lori and Darcey

    Only thing I can even begin to say is I can’t imagine not know what all you have been through but I can say that we both remember what a tuff trooper that little girl was in school in meridian , what courage you both had then and continued to have . I will forever respect your love and devotion you displayed as Lexi s mother always and pray for you to have faith and peace only God can give you. God bless both of your sweet hearts . Love and respect always, Lori & Darcey. Taylor sends his respects as well.

  27. Dear Tami and family,
    I was so saddened to hear of the passing of your precious Lexie. I am praying God will give you strength at this time and always and that your sweet memories of this angel will give you comfort when you need it most. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and the days to come.
    Sincerely, Carla Valis and family

  28. Steven B. Allen

    My sincere condolences to everyone who know Lexie. I never had the chance to know her, but am a fellow Camp Sweeney alumni.

  29. I’m so terribly sorry for y’all’s loss. She was a sweetheart and will be missed by so many. You guys hang in there

  30. The McAninch Family

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  31. Tanya Ramer Walls

    My deepest sympathies go out to you & your family. May God give you comfort and peace. I hope you can take comfort in knowing that you will have an angel watching over you.

  32. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you!!!!!!

  33. Lexie, you are missed so much already. There are so many people who love and miss you. I think about you everyday, but I am so thankful that you are not in pain anymore! I love you, Sweeney sister. Thank you for being my best friend. You always will be. I love you to the moon and back.

    Praying for Lexie’s family and friends.

  34. Adam, Ann & Dave Whitby

    So sorry for the loss of Lexie. She had an amazing smile and kindness about her. Lexie will be missed and fondly remembered by many.

  35. Cheryl Finstead

    My deepest sympathy and thoughts to the family. I didn’t get a chance to meet her but with all the post of family and friends, she was a beautiful person inside and out. Prayers go out to all family a friends for the loss of beautiful Lexie.

  36. The Wallace Family

    You and Your family or constantly in our thoughts and prayers!!!! Lexie’s life is an inspiration!! Her smile and laughter will forever be in our hearts!!! Lots of Love!!!!

  37. Tami and Greg, we are so sorry for your loss. We have been praying for you and family.

  38. Jill and Russell Wiese

    Saying our prayers for your family to have comfort and peace. I was fortunate to get to know Lexie very well. She was so funny and so sweet and always a joy to be around. She is already sorely missed. But she is no longer in pain and that’s a blessing. Lots of love your way, Jill and Russell.

  39. doug and rena sliger

    Prayers for the loss of lexis. She was an angel on earth as she is in heaven.

  40. Jett & Chelsea Pogue

    We will always remember Lexie as such a sweet & caring soul. She was such a beautiful women with such a positive outlook of life. I find myself thinking of her every day & wishing she was still here with us. She will be missed by so many & I’m so thankful to have known her. Condolences to The Finstad & Ashley Families. We pray for y’all every day! RIP sweet girl! Fly high with the angels.

  41. Robyn Williams

    Greg and Tami,
    I am so sorry to hear of Lexie’s passing. She was such a beautiful, brave and strong young lady. I hope your family can find peace and know that she is perfectly healthy now, in Heaven and no longer in pain. And, we know she had a wonderful welcoming from Brandon.
    Bless their hearts!
    I just wanted you both to know that you raised a wonderful young lady, that obviously touched so many people with her kindness. Be proud!
    My deepest sympathy for your loss.
    God bless you.
    Robyn Williams
    (Castro St. neighbor)

  42. My deepest sympathy for your family, I’ve known lexie through my son Alex Kim, she had a very special place in his heart and still does, we lost a very special angel walking amongst us and now we have one above us in heaven,. She made them all a better person because of her will, and energy, not to let anything stop her from being positive, and always had a beautiful smile.. She’s an inspiration to us all. God bless you lexie

  43. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of Lexi. She is one of those kids that a teacher never forgets. I had her in classes at Lorena High. May you all know that she was a star here on earth as she is now in heaven.

  44. Sande (Eisen) Chaffin

    To Lexie’s family, my heart hurts for you. I am so sorry. I didn’t know Lexie but it’s obvious from these notes from those who knew her that she is a special young lady who is brightening heaven with her presence.

  45. Leah, RN-Providence Hospice Place

    My heart just breaks for you and your family! I wanted to say thank you for letting me take care of your sweet, beautiful, Lexie. In just the 4 short days I was blessed to be her nurse, she stole my heart. (Actually, she stole it the first day!) I will always remember the strong, young lady she was and how she loved to teach and of course, I will remember her when I smell the stress relief lotion and candles from Bath & Body Works. (That is my favorite as well.) Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you the peace that only He can give.

  46. I never knew her but my heart broke when I heard of her passing. I am also a 22 year old T1D & live 20 miles from the Gap. I have two friends that knew her & have heard only encouraging things about her. Ironically, I was diagnosed at the same hospital she was born at. I want wanted to let y’all know my prayers are with everyone who has been touched by her.

  47. Angela Hanson

    This was my 9th and final year as a camper at camp sweeney and when I was in leonard in 09, Lexie was one of my CITs. We found out about her passing the second Sunday of 1st session and my heart broke a little bit. I didn’t know Lexie very well and I didn’t keep up with her throughout the years but she does hold a very special place in my heart. That year when she was CITing in my cabin, I was going through a very hard time with some family issues. I was crying by myself on my bunk during cabin time one afternoon adn Lexie came over to me and made me feel just about a million times better. She listened to me and loved me and that was completely what I needed in that moment. So what I am trying to say is thank you for raising such a wonderful daughter and I am so sorry for your loss. Her memory will always live on at Sweeney <3

    • That is such a nice thing to hear she loved camp Sweeney and all the campers there. She was a bright light to everyone and her goal was to touch one person in a way that shone a light and inspired them to be better she felt she was a success

  48. Tami & Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will comfort you all and wrap his loving arms around you. God Bless.

    My Condolences,
    Jamey Barnett

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