The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

July 10, 2010

Lisa Jo Pirie


LUDOWICI, Ga. — Lisa Jo Pirie, 50, of Ludowici, Ga., formerly of Sidell, Ill., passed away at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at her home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Sidell Baptist Church, Sidell. Pastor Jon Callahan of Harvest Church of Urbana will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Sidell.

Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2010, at the church.

Lisa was born April 17, 1960, in Danville, a daughter of Charles and Marion (Ware) Wright. She married John Mathieson Pirie on Sept. 12, 1996, in Champaign. He survives.

Survivors include two sons, Jeramey Curry of Ludowici, Ga., and Justin Edgerson of Rock Island, Ill.; two daughters, Jessica McNeal of Rock Island, Ill., and Shonna Thompson of Bismarck, Ill.; 10 grandchildren, Jacquez 10, Justin II 2, Alayah 8, Doniere 6, Jaleeyah 3, Jossah 2, Jomi 1, Logan 8, Noah, 6, and Blake 5; two brothers, Floyd Oliphant of Missouri and Gary Schraeder of Danville, Ill.; one sister, Carole Kelly of Paris, Ill.; and her mother-in-law, Barbara Pirie of Savoy. She also is survived by Aunt and Uncle Phil and Aileene Swinford of Sidell, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews that will love and miss her.

Her parents and her biological mother, Shirley Arnett, preceded her in death. One daughter, Danelle, and her father-in-law, James Pirie Sr., also preceded her.

Lisa worked as a CNA for 32 years. She was a member of Harvest Church in Urbana and Christ the Rock Ministries in Hinesville, Ga. She was a member of the Army Family Support Group. She enjoyed Bible study and was a collector of Christian Music and angel figurines.

Memorial contributions may be made to benefit pancreatic cancer research at the Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Ave, Bethpage, NY 11714.

Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Dr. West, Savoy is handling arrangements.

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