Louise B. Lisk
Louise Brown Lisk, 89, of Carthage, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at St. Joseph of the Pines.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Bensalem Presbyterian Church.
She was born Sept. 20, 1923, in Carthage, to the late June and Margaret Dunlap Brown.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Vernon E. Lisk.
She is survived by her three sons, Stephen (JoAnn), Barry and Charles (Nancy) Lisk; one daughter, Karen L. (Archie) McKenzie; three brothers, Floyd A., Herman and Ralph Brown; two sisters, Iris B. Strother and Joyce B. Wilson; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was a teacher for 32 years in the Moore County school system and retired in 1983. She earned the Moore County Teacher of the Year and also District Teacher of the Year in 1978.
Louise was very active in the Bensalem Presbyterian Church. In 1973 she was elected the first woman elder of Bensalem. She served as clerk of the session from 1978-1988 and was awarded an honorary life membership from the Presbyterian Women of Bensalem Church. She also served on the Historian Committee for Bensalem Church’s bicentennial and helped writing and editing volume I and volume II of the church’s history.
Beginning in 1986 she won more than 30 medals at the local and state level in the Senior Games over a 10-year span.
Louise served many years as the historian for the Moore County Retired School Personnel and secretary for the Moore County Democratic Party. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa (ADK) Educators Sorority since 1977.
Louise was a major organizer of her 1940 West End High School class reunion, who have met since 1965. She was a volunteer at St. Joseph and played for their weekly sing-a-longs for more than 10 years. After her retirement in 1983 Louise began to see the world and also traveling to 47 of the 50 states.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bensalem Presbyterian Church, 2891 Bensalem Church Road, Eagle Springs, NC 27242; or the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311. Online condolences may be left at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Boles Funeral Home and Crematory of Seven Lakes is assisting the family.