Age 67, of Brentwood, Pa passed away peacefully on Saturday July 31, 2021 at 1:58 pm, at UPMC Mercy Hospital. Born in North Carolina on June 3, 1954. Lived in Dallas, Texas, Huntington Park California, and Pittsburgh, Pa. Beloved mother of Christopher Joseph Holzer (Amanda Stotlemyer) and Michael Wayne Williams (Meg). Loving sister of Melissa Corder. Aunt of Brandy Love, Jeffery (Tuggie) Hemingway, Destiny Love, Whitney Love, Michael Love, Jessica Love, Aunt of Nicole Carzetta Corder (Joshua Edward Gerald); great nieces Kindle Oberry Gerald, and Mr. Dayson Anthony Gerald. Loving ex-wife of Carl Joseph Holzer. Loving friend to Adrienne Holzer and Ira Michael Spivak, (Alexandra Spivak). Proud grandmother of Brennan Thomas Willams. Stepbrother of David Kinard of California. She is Preceded in death by her father Norman Willams of Steens, Mississippi (Purple heart recipient Korean War Veteran) and Mother Margaret Worley Williams of North Carolina, Stepmother Betty Sue (Kinard)Williams. Second Mother to James Defrancesco (Krista), close friend to Cynthia Defrancesco, and to all of the kids on Briggs Street in Overbrook. She kept us occupied and out of trouble, most of the time.
A sincere special thank you to the compassionate medical team at the CVU unit at Mercy Hospital and all of the great resident doctors who will sometime soon be the future leaders of healthcare. Also, another very special thank you to Father Albie and Father John O. who led her on her journey home. The nurses and all of the staff gave her the dignity and respect she deserved and that will never be forgotten. Special thanks to UCP Class for all of the help over the years, an amazing organization. Lastly, a special thank you to the exceptional owner of Cieslak and Tatko Funeral Home Michael Best FD.
Lisa was an animal lover who advocated for those who did not have voices. She was the cat grandmother of Romeo, Dexter, Gizmo, Creamsicle and Abby. She loved her Chow Chow Bear-Bear, and Bear. Her own cats Oreo and Sam (Himalayan) got the best care from her. Over the years, she has helped rescue and care for animals that would have never had a chance otherwise. Donations to an animal charity of your choice in her name would greatly be appreciated. May she rest in peace.
Friends will be received from 2-4 & 7-9 pm., Thurday, August 5, 2021 at the Cieslak & Tatko Funeral Home and Cremation Services; 2935 Brownsville Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15227.
A blessing service will be held at 8 pm. on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at the Funeral Home.
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