Alexandria “Lexi” Dondie Gonzales Hoyes, 26, of Gainesville, Florida passed away on June 22, 2020. She was born in Santa Monica, California and has lived in Granville, Ohio; Kissimmee, Florida; Key West, Florida before settling in Gainesville. She worked as the office manager for Gator C.P.R. in Gainesville at the time of her death.
Lexi’s first two years of high school were spent at OCSA, the Osceola County School for the Arts where she was in the Vocal Music program. Lexi was a graduate of Key West High School and a member of the Key West Color Guard. She earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Key West Community College, now known as The College of the Florida Keys. She was a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, the National Technical Honor Society, and Phi Theta Kappa. She was selected as the July 2014 Florida Chancellor’s Student of the Month and was on the 2014 All-Florida Academic Team. She took pride in being a Florida Keys Community College Student Ambassador.
She then attended and graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville with Honors. She was a member and a choreographer of the Dancin’ Gators. She was a proud sorority sister of Delta Nu Zeta.
After graduation, Lexi stayed in Gainesville and worked at UF Health Shands Hospital as an Admissions Specialist before going to work for GatorCPR as its Office Manager. She became involved with community theater and performed in Nine and Beauty and the Beast at the Gainesville Community Playhouse and in Dreamgirls at the Star Center Theater.
Lexi is a performer. Her first starring role (at three months old) was baby Jesus in a Nativity play at St. Thomas Aquinas in St. Cloud. She was Baby Spice when she and friends performed as The Spice Girls at Filipino events. She learned her dance steps from her many years at Leggz Dance Academy in Kissimmee. She would be the first on the dance floor and the last singer on karaoke night.
Lexi is survived by her mother, Maria “Joy” Gonzales-Hoyes, and grandmother, Felicidad Cruz Gonzales, of Kissimmee, Florida; her father, Kevin Michael Hoyes of Key West, Florida; her sister, Julia F. Hoyes of Kissimmee, Florida; her aunts and uncles and lots of Cousins; family members from the Cruz and Gonzales families from around the world; Spencer, her beloved dog; and, her myriad of friends who will miss her very much.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Holy Redeemer Catholic School in Loving Memory of Alexandria Hoyes; all donations will be used for the drama department. Alexandria performed in Godspell, the school’s first musical, and performance was her passion.
The Hoyes Family is being cared for by: CONRAD & THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 511 Emmett Street, Kissimmee, Florida 34741; 407-847-3188.
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