The Park Slope Food Coop has announced the death of one of its beloved members, Billy Donald Alexis, who passed away in his home on February 11. Known to friends as Alexis, he worked at the Coop for 19 years, bringing a “warm ray of sunshine” to fellow workers in the early morning hours. Community members are coming forward to remember a man who was clearly well-loved.
@foodcoop so sad to hear about Alexis. He was the sunshine of my morning shift. Always a smile and a warm hello. RIP Alexis.
— Annie Petunia (@PicklePetunia) February 15, 2013
Terrible news from @foodcoop Donald Alexis died– most wonderful person so sad
— Anthony Dardis (@anthonydardis) February 15, 2013
An early morning weekday worker remembering Alexis with great affection & respect. Heartfelt sympathy to all who loved him. @foodcoop
— sarah hill (@sarahjoyhill) February 16, 2013
I am bereft. The @foodcoop is bereft. We have lost Alexis…one of the SWEETEST humans on the planet. Ever. :-…..
— gillyyouner (@gillyarcht) February 15, 2013
The Coop has set out a condolence book in the lobby which will be presented to Alexis’ wife and children. A public memorial is in the works, with more information to come in the next week. Our deepest sympathies are with his family and friends.
Photo via Park Slope Food Coop