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“To lisa the sweetest person I know. We became friends at high school then went to State together. Thank you for always being there and making college...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Dustin Hoogendoorn - Kalamazoo, MI

“On behalf of my family and myself, we were blessed to have known her for so many years, and will definitely be missed. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Nathan Cherry - Bloomington, IN

“I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Lisa. I pray that the love of family and friends will give you strength in the days ahead. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Gratz

“We had a privilege of meeting Lisa at Church. RIP Lisa, you are with God!Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rabbitt ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Judy Rabbitt - Onondaga, MI

“Lisa and I became instant friends and I have cherished her friendship even after I moved away. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and the...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Shawn Brooks - Colorado Springs, CO

“I feel very privileged and truly blessed to have known "Lisa Sue Marie" (my affectionate nickname for her) for 16 years. She was in my inner circle...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Jami Lowstuter - Concord, MI

“We were so saddened to hear of Lisa's passing. We have wonderful memories of Tom and Lisa in the youth group at Gethsemane Church. Your whole family...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Phil Burkett

“In School Lisa was so nice and kind- I haven't seen her since but she was unforgettable Sorry to hear this news, Diana Stouffer Helm<br /> ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Diana Helm - Onondaga, MI

“Lisa fought so bravely,and we're so very sorry she is gone. Loving thoughts for Marilyn, Bob, Tom and all of her friends. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Karen, Mark and John Biskupski - MI

“We ladies of Central Wesleyan church have prayed earnestly for your recovery. God had other plans for you in His Kingdom.May you rest in Heavenly...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Barbara Hemphill - Jackson, MI

“Special memories of Lisa in Cherub Choir, youth group, and band. Hugs and prayers. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: David & Betty Lathrop - Jackson, MI

“I'm so sorry Lisa lost her battle. Although she is with her Savior, my heart goes out to you, left with the pain of loss. Praying our Heavenly...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Jeanette Dexter - Kalkaska, MI

“So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Jim & linda Brown

“Lisa and I worked in the same building at SAU and I always enjoyed talking with her. We shared a love of dogs and many smiles over the years. She...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Michelle Dawson - Spring Arbor, MI


Of Jackson, MI went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 15, 2017 in Jackson, MI surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born June 5, 1968 in Jackson, MI, she is survived by her parents Robert and Marilyn, brother Thomas, all of Jackson, cousin Katrina Melendy, furry "Little Bro" Bentley, and many devoted friends. Lisa graduated from Northwest High School in 1986. She furthered her education at Michigan State University, graduating in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Merchandising Management. She worked for several years in sales and retail and for the past 21 years, she worked in the business office at Spring Arbor University. Lisa was a gifted photographer, a collector of Mickey Mouse items, a grower of roses, and enjoyed traveling, listening to music, and spending time with her family and many faithful friends. She was an outstanding friend to many.

A Celebration of Lisa's life will be held at Central Wesleyan Church on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:00am; Reverend Bart Hall officiating. The family will receive friends at the Watson Funeral Chapel in Jackson, Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 5:00PM- 8:00PM. According to family wishes cremation will follow. Inurnment at Roseland Cemetery will take place on a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lisa's name to the Gayle M. Jacob Cancer Center (https://donate.allegiancehealth.org/give-online) to assist future cancer patients or to Central Wesleyan Church, 119 N. Webster St., Jackson, MI 49202.

Lisa's family is thankful for the compassionate care she received from Dr. Malcolm Trimble and the staffs of Henry Ford Allegiance Hematology Oncology, Hospital, and Hospice Home.

Funeral Home
Watson Funeral Chapel
2590 Spring Arbor Road Jackson, MI 49203
Tel. (517) 782-7144

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