An ORU student died while on a mission in Romania.
20-year-old Alexis Nichole Brownlee had been in Medias, Romania, for nearly a month when she died on June 16th of a seizure.
She was doing mission work as part of her studies at Oral Roberts University.
Alexis was expected to graduate from ORU soon with a major in Theology and a minor in Spanish.
According to her father, Timothy Brownlee, Alexis was doing evangelical dramas in street fairs and teaching English to orphan children.
In fact, Mr. Brownlee told KTUL.com that Alexis had picked up Romanian so quickly that she was able to translate for her fellow mission workers.
"Few people ever accomplish exactly what they dream of, or are called to do," Mr. Brownlee said. "Fewer still give the ultimate gift to the orphans she always wanted to serve and help. She died on the mission field giving her life away for others."
Alexis was born in Merriam, Kansas, and graduated from Maranatha Christian Academy in Shawnee, Kansas, in 2009.
Mr. Brownlee said his daughter graduated high school with Maranatha Christian Academy's highest award, the Christian Character Award.
Alexis is survived by her father, her mother Donna, her sister Courtney, her sister Brooke, and her brother Nicholas.
"It was an honor to know her throughout her twenty years here," Brooke said. "She influenced so many lives."
Brooke told KTUL.com that her sister's ministry will live on in others.
A memorial service is planned for 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Cross Points Church in the 6800 block of Lackman Road in Shawnee, Kansas.
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