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Lisa Joan Kinsey Whitaker

Obituary Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021

Lisa Joan Kinsey Whitaker, age 56, of Cleveland, GA, passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021, from complications from ovarian cancer. 

Born in Stephens County on December 11, 1964, she was the daughter of Joan Barron Kinsey and the late Lamon Jim Henry Kinsey. Lisa was a graduate of White County High School and North Georgia College, and attended GA Tech, where she met her husband, Rob Whitaker. After a brief career in analytical testing, she devoted her life to her family as a stay-at-home mom and was very involved in volunteer work with her daughters’ schools. She was a great hostess to many, with her daughters’ friends spending many Friday evenings at her house.

Lisa was a longtime attendant of Macedonia United Methodist Church, where she also served on various committees and was very involved with fellowship events. In her spare time, she loved reading, puzzle books, and most of all, spending time with her beloved family and friends. 

Lisa was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Wavery and Lexie Kastner Barron, paternal grandparents Hubert and Cora Lee Fortenberry Kinsey, and father Lamon Jim Henry Kinsey.

Survivors include her loving husband of 32 years, Robert Hudson Whitaker; daughter Jennifer Joan Kinsey-Whitaker; daughter and boyfriend Kathryn Jimmie Whitaker and Kyle Nicholas Wright; and mother Joan Barron Kinsey. Also surviving are several in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family and friends. 

Lisa’s funeral will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Macedonia United Methodist Church in Cleveland with Pastor Jeremy McClain and Rev. Garvis Kinsey officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Saturday, November 20, 2021.

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Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.

Funeral Date
11/21/2021 at 2:00PM
Funeral Home
Barrett Funeral Home
(706) 865-3101
118 N Brooks St, Cleveland 30528