Alexia Levon Spratling, 39, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in an Atlanta hospital.
He was affectionally known as “Lexie” to family, “Lex” to friends and “Lex Dirty” in the music industry. Alexia was born May 29, 1979. He attended the Senter School and was a 1997 graduate of Brainerd High School. He attended Chattanooga State Community College. Alexia loved music as a child, learned to play many instruments by ear and mastered both the guitar and keyboards. He was a songwriter, composer, producer, and engineer. He was the owner of Hennessy Dreams Studios which operated out of Doppler Studios of Atlanta. He won the Jack the Rapper “Outstanding Achievement in Writing and Producing” award. He hosted an annual showcase “Open Mike Industry Night: that gave up and coming artist a platform. He started a program that allowed grade school children that did well in school recording time in the studio. He also worked for a non-profit organization called Poems Over Pistols (P.O.P.), to help the youth learn to channel anger through music and provided them with resolution skills. Alexia’s passion was music and he will live on through his contributions.
Alexia was preceded in death by his grandfather, whom he adored, George Conley, Sr. He was the only child to his mother and step-father, Anthony and Vanasia Conley Parks.
He is also survived by his daughter, Vienna Spratling of Chattanooga; son, Audio Spratling of Atlanta; granddaughter, Khloe Chanelle Smith; father, Orlando Spratling; siblings, Shanara (Pam) Heard-Prickett, Amber (Devin) Spratling-Campbell, Jason Spratling, and Orlando Lee Spratling; grandparents, Gertrude Conley, Arthur Lee (Jacqueline) Spratling; aunts, Freda (William) Moore-Smith, Patricia (Mike) Gadson; uncles, George Conley, Jr., Vincent Conley. He will also be missed by his extended family members, cousins, nieces, nephews, classmates, many friends and colleagues in the music industry.
Visitation is on Wednesday, June 13, from 6-8 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be on Thursday, June 14, at noon in the chapel with Reverend Melvin James as the eulogist. Burial will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.