And friends are friends forever,
When the Lord's the Lord of them;
And a friend will not say never,
And the welcome will not end.
Though it's hard to let you go,
In the Father's hands we know,
That a lifetime's not too long,
To live as friends....
Lisa and best friend, Pam, at her wedding
~~ I Remember Lisa ~~
What a pleasure it was to watch five kids play between the Wade and Mewbourne homes on Westhampton Drive in Tucker during the early 1970’s. I “owned” two of those kids and Faye (the Mom next door) owned “three.” Lisa was the youngest, and one of the prettiest little girls I'd ever seen. Lisa had an older sister, Denise, and an older brother, David. I had Rhonda and Garrett. We had some good times raising our children next door to each other. They all went through Tucker Elementary and Tucker High. Good memories were made." |
I remember Lisa as the kid next door … tiptoeing down some steps I had built from crossties to make it easier to go between the two houses. I remember her smile … laughter … charm. Ah, yes, the charm. That charm “picked her up” and transported her everywhere. I do believe that in Webster’s dictionary that beside the word “charm” they could have inserted Lisa’s picture. And rightly so. And, that charm journeyed with her to young womanhood. One of the most memorable birthday luncheons I ever attended was graced by Lisa’s presence.
And, so soon she was gone. Gone, yes, but not forgotten. Gone, yes, but the smile … laughter … charm linger in my memory … and … in others who were fortunate to ever be “cast in her spell.”
Yes, I remember Lisa. I remember her well. And I always will. I carry a little of Lisa with me … as do all that knew her.
Thinking of her...
Gerald W. Wade,
(Her former next-door neighbor)
~ Gerald Wade and grandbaby, with Santa ~
(Pssst...Gerald is the one on the left)
~~ Memories of Lisa ~~
I have known Lisa’s mother, Faye, for over forty-five years and we have been friends for that period of time, so you could say that I knew Lisa BEFORE she was just a twinkle in her daddy’s eye. The first time I ever saw Lisa, she was getting a dry diaper on top of the changing table. I was struck by what a beautiful baby girl she was. She looked up at me with those big eyes and I was a goner!
Lisa was soon a precocious little girl who could charm the birds out of the trees. She grew from that little girl to one of the loveliest young women I have ever had the pleasure to know. Not only was she that on the outside, she was just as beautiful on the inside. She had a love of her family, friends, animals, and most importantly, God.
Lisa had a wonderful sense of humor and laughed all the time. She and her mother had pet names for each other – one was “Jelly” and the other “Peanut Butter” – I can’t remember which was which, but they lovingly called each other by these names for as long as I can remember.
I don’t want to dwell on Lisa’s death because I know she has gone on to a greater place than we can even imagine, and she’ll be there to greet us when we finally get to see her once again – this time in ALL her splendor.
In loving memory of Lisa,
Dale Smith Seay
~ Dale & Faye ~
~~ Friend's Forever ~~
Lisa and I were very close. We shared our feelings, our dreams, our fears, and our loves to each other. From the first day we met, we were “sisters.” Our friendship began in high school and I know it will last forever. When I see her again, we will take up right where we left off. Lisa and I had a lot of fun together. We would hang out at her neighborhood pool and stay up really late. Her house was always more fun than mine. I always felt comfortable in her home. Her mom, Faye, and David and Denise were always wonderful to me and welcomed me into their home. When we graduated from Tucker High, we went our separate ways. We still kept up with each other, but only from a distance. We led busy lives. |
The good Lord brought us back together the year she passed away. I am so blessed that we connected again and got to spend valuable time together. Of course, we picked up exactly where we left off. Some things never change; and our friendship certainly did not. The last time we got together was for lunch at Chili’s and a manicure and pedicure. We drove in her car with the windows down and the stereo blasting tunes from Madonna, singing and dancing! We told stories, shared our feelings, and laughed all afternoon.
I think of Lisa a lot. I have a framed picture of us in high school and I can look at her and talk to her as though she were still alive. I think only happy thoughts of her beautiful face, energetic and warm personality, and her sweet, sincere heart. Lisa loved life, loved her family, and most importantly loved God. Lisa will forever be in my thoughts as a “wonderful, beautiful, special, fun, happy, loyal and loving friend.” This dates back to elementary school!!! No one can ever TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lisa was and always will be a cherished and dear friend of mine. She is my angel. I love you, Lisa, and I miss you!!!
Lisa Parker, Susan Roberts and our beloved Lisa.
1980 ~ Tucker High School Lunch Break
~~ Classmates Remember ~~
Tucker High School ~ Tucker, Georgia
Class of 1983
I graduated with Lisa and remember her quite fondly. She is a beautiful person with a personality that matched. I always remember her big, beautiful smile and her kind words. God bless you and your family, and Lisa. |
Neisha Keith Whitlow
I went to high school with Lisa. I was older... I think I graduated with her brother, but I remember Lisa very well. I know that we had at least one class together. She was always so noticeable because of her beautiful smile and warm personality. I'm so sorry for your loss. You're wonderfully brave for sharing your experience with others.
Lisa was my Homecoming date when we were in the 8th grade - If you can really have a date when you are 13 years old! I have fond memories of Lisa in high school but lost touch with her after that.
I am very saddened to learn of her death and send my condolences to her family and friends.
I went to Tucker Elementary School and Tucker High School with Lisa. I was in David's class, but knew Lisa very well. I just want you to know, I'm just now reading about Lisa, and She was such a sweet and thoughtful person. May God keep you in his eternal grace forever. Keep looking up.
God Bless You,
Rhonda Blankenship Poole
I have just signed up on the Tucker High Alumni site, and was looking down our class list and saw Lisa's name. I knew that she had passed -- I'm terribly sorry. I went to school with Lisa all through elementary and high school - Tucker Elementary and then Tucker High. In fact, if I remember correctly, she was at our 5th year reunion in 1988, and she was absolutely beautiful.
I'm sorry for your loss. My husband, Jason, and I are expecting our first child in April 2002. Just wanted you to know that I knew Lisa all those years, and considered her a friend.
Gail Cissell Oliver
I am Ty Chivers, Tucker High Class of 1983, and a friend of Lisa's. I actually have a Lisa Mewbourne scar on my right finger from when we were in 8th grade together and we were flirting with each other by her locker. When we started to leave I forgot to move my hand and she closed her locker on my finger. At the time it took stiches; however, today it is a cute reminder of Lisa and how fun she was.
She was a great girl and will be missed.