MUNDAY, Texas – A Texas girl who made hand-sewn masks to help a hospital battling the coronavirus pandemic was killed Friday in an all-terrain vehicle accident, KTXS reported.
Lexi Brooke Collins, 10, was a fifth-grader at Munday Elementary School, the television station reported.
In early April, Collins donated about 100 handmade masks to health care workers at Anson General Hospital in nearby Anson, according to her obituary.
“With the closing of schools the past few weeks, Lexi spent her days between her home and her grandmother’s house,” according to the obituary posted by McCauley-Smith Funeral Home in Munday. “She spent countless hours making much needed facial masks (approximately 100) for the Knox County community and other surrounding counties.”
Collins’ mother, grandmother, aunt and uncle are all nurses, so the child’s donations to the hospital was particularly fitting, Munday City Councilwoman Karen Logan told KTXS.
“Lexi was a remarkable child. She was bright, talented, wise beyond her years, but overall had the most precious spirit I’ve ever known,” Logan said. “She was always smiling.”
A candlelight vigil was held Sunday night and Collins’ funeral was scheduled for Monday afternoon.
According to Collins’ obituary, people attending the funeral service must wear a face mask, practice social distancing and self-quarantine for 14 days. People attending burial services at Johnson Memorial Cemetery must remain in their cars, according to the obituary.
Residents are tying turquoise ribbons around trees in Munday and Benjamin to honor Lexi, according to KTXS. Turquoise was Collins’ favorite color.
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