Lisa Ann Sanders Stockdale passed away on February 10, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida at the age of 55, after a courageous battle with cancer. She leaves behind her husband and best friend Howard Stone Stockdale, and her daughter Sarah Stockdale Wright (Max).
Lisa was born on July 19, 1961 in Richmond, Ky. to R.J. and Carolyn Sanders. She was the oldest of three children. She is survived by her sister Rhonda Hale (Don), nephew Patrick Hale, and nieces Kristin and Laura Hale. She was preceded in death by her brother Gregory Scott Sanders. She was loved dearly as a daughter to Howard and Jane Stockdale, as a sister to Shane and Teresa Stockdale, and as an aunt to Ashley and Brandon Stockdale, all of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Lisa graduated from Madison Central High School in 1979. She married her high school sweetheart, Howard Stone Stockdale, shortly after graduation and then relocated throughout his service in the US Navy. She and Stone made their home in Jacksonville, Florida where they raised their daughter Sarah.
Lisa was a devout Christian who spent her life serving the Lord. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Richmond, Ky. and First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fl. Her heart was filled with overwhelming love and kindness for others. She was always there to help anyone in need and never asked for anything in return. Her kindness and compassion brought comfort to all those around her.
Lisa was a natural leader and a driven professional. She took great pride in her work and had a long successful career at Natureform as the Office Manager. As a perfectionist, she continued to work both in the office and at home throughout her illness, not wanting any work to be left undone. Her co-workers described her as kind, compassionate, caring, respectful, hardworking, and one who commanded respect by her integrity. Words cannot describe the loss to all who knew and loved her. Lisa will always be remembered with a smile on her face, a joy in her heart, and an endless love for the Lord and her family.
Lisa requested to be cremated with no visitation or funeral service. Her ashes will be laid to rest at a future date in the Richmond Cemetery. The family would like to thank all those who uplifted Lisa in prayer, sent cards and kind words, brought food and gifts to comfort her, to the businesses who allowed family the time off to be with her whenever needed, to the medical staff who treated her, and to Hospice for providing her with comfort and dignity.
Published on February 15, 2017