Lisa Manee King was born August 29, 1960 in Kansas City, MO to Derline Harris and welcomed and raised as the daughter of Aaron and Annie Mae King of Marshall, TX. Lisa passed from this life to eternal life at the age 58, on April 12, 2019. All parents preceded her in death. At an early age, Lisa professed her faith and gave her life to Christ in 1968 at Friendship Baptist Church, where she remained a member. During her membership, she volunteered as a part of the Finance Team. Lisa attended Southeast High School in Kansas City, MO, from which she graduated in 1978.
Some of her most treasured memories were made during high school was an active member of the Beta Club and Drill Team, participated in many other activities, and gained life- long friendships. It was Lisa’s volunteer experience with Junior Achievement during high school, teaching elementary student about finances that helped her discover her passion for accounting. She attended college at Ottawa University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting in 1982. During college, Lisa was part of the Black Student Union and one of the first Black cheerleaders at the University. She also competed in the Miss Kansas pageant in 1982. Upon graduating from college, Lisa began her career in accounting at Home Savings Bank. She continued her career at American Century Investments (formerly Twentieth Century), where she remained an employee for 30 years before retiring in 2017.
In addition to working at American Century Investments, Lisa continued to volunteer for Junior Achievement and was a licensed real estate at Bryant Real Estate. Lisa was blessed with two daughters and a grandson who were the apples of her eye. She loved being a mother and grandmother. She was a natural nurturer and extremely giving. She not only mothered her children, she mothered the children of her friends and the friends of her children. She was “Auntie” and “GiGi” to a host of children, all of whom she loved deeply.
In her spare time, Lisa enjoyed shopping, scrapbooking, spending time with friends and family, and decorating. She loved displaying Bible verses, Annie Lee art, the color red, Mickey Mouse and pictures of family and friends throughout her home. Lisa was compassionate to the needs of others and went the extra mile to help. She always said that, “in life you have to learn that it’s not about you.” She will be dearly missed.
She leaves to cherish her memory: two daughters Aerin Flournoy (Joshua) and Amber Bryant; one grandson, Aaron Flournoy; two sisters, Sherida Harris and Faye Mitchell; special cousin, Yvonne Jones; four brothers, Ricky Harris(Violet), Edwin Ty Harris (Charmaine), Christopher Harris, Dwayne Harris, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and dear friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Friendship Baptist Church. Visitation 9:00 A.M. Interment Longview Memorial Gardens.