Funeral services set for murder victims

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    ASHTABULA_Alexis Xavier Mook Colon of Norman Avenue died, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at his home after being shot during a home invasion.

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The son of Phillip Mook and Lydia Colon Aviles, he was born the same month and day as his mother, Nov. 24, 1993, in Ashtabula.

Alexis attended the Ashtabula Area City Schools and graduated from East River High School in Orlando, Florida in 2012. He had attended Valenica College in Florida and was enrolled in online classes.

He was employed at the Ashtabula Wal-Mart where he was well-liked and appreciated by his co-workers.

Alexis had dreams of one day designing his own video games and loved to use his creative talent to draw. Being the entertainer that he was, Alexis was often known for his silly and goofy nature that always seemed to cheer people up.

Known as “Little Bruce Lee” since he was a child, Alexis was active in the art of Tae Kwon Do.

He is survived his father, Phillip Mook; brother, Benny Alexander Mook Colon of Ashtabula; sister, Alexander Liz Marie “Precious” Colon Mook of Toledo; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He died a few hours before his mother Lydia Colon Aviles.

Calling Hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at the Gateway Church, 2300 Austinburg Road, Ashtabula with a service to follow at 7 p.m.. The Rev. Edward W. Sturgill, affiliate of the Church of God through Cleveland, TN will officiate.

Contributions may be made to the family through the Mook Colon Aviles Fund at any First Merit Bank branch.

DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements. www.ducro.com

CLEVELAND_ Lydia Colon Aviles, 43, of Norman Avenue died, Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Cleveland Metro Hospital after she was shot during a home invasion.

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    The daughter of Bienvenido Colon and Paula Aviles Rosa, she was born November 24, 1970 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She left Ponce in 1989 and came to Ashtabula where she met the love of her life, Phillip Mook and they have been together ever since.

    Lydia did some factory work before her children were born, but was most devoted to her job as a wife and mother. She instilled the value of education in her children and was proud that all three of her children were enrolled in college.

    Lydia loved landscaping and flowers and was often found working in her yard during nice weather. She also enjoyed dancing and music, but of all her loves, her family was the greatest, putting them first in all that she did.

    Lydia is survived by her husband, Phillip Mook, whom she married on July 10, 1999; a son, Benny Alexander Mook Colon of Ashtabula; daughter Alexandra Liz Marie “Precious” Colon Mook of Toledo, Ohio; brothers, Carlos (Angie) Aviles of Ashtabula, Chegui Aviles of New York, and Juan Antonio “Tony” Aviles of Ashtabula; a sister, Erika (Jennifer) Aviles of Erie, Pennsylvania; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her son, Alexis Xavier Colon Mook.

    Calling Hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 with a service to follow at 7 p.m. at the Gateway Church, 2300 Austinburg Road, Ashtabula. The Rev. Edward W. Sturgill, affiliate of the Church of God through Cleveland, TN will officiate.

    Contributions may be made to the family through the Mook Colon Aviles Fund at any First Merit Bank branch.

    DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements. www.ducro.com

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