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Date published: 4/20/2013

Lisa K. Carroll

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved, Lisa Kaye Carroll, of King George County, formerly of Beckley, W.Va., on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Duke University Hospital following complications of a double lung transplant. She was only 45 years of age.

Lisa was born June 27, 1967, in Beckley. She was the daughter of Thomas Edward Cochran of Beckley and was viewed as a daughter of Tom's fiancee, Ellen Allmon.

Lisa was preceded in death by her mother, Myrtle Mae Lilly Cochran; stepmother Patty Basham Cochran; and an infant son, Michael Joseph Carroll.

She spent her childhood in Beckley and was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. Lisa furthered her studies at West Virginia Tech, graduating with a degree in computer science. A resident of King George since 1996, Lisa worked for a defense department contractor. She had been attending Solid Rock Baptist Church in King George.

Lisa was a loving granddaughter, daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. She always had a passion for helping children and, more importantly, showing children love. She had a major impact on young people who were in a troubled time in their lives. She will be remembered for taking them into her home to help them "get on the right path." She was admired by all for her contagious laughter and always having a smile on her face. She was also known for her determination and never give up attitude. She was a fighter.

She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, James "Jimmy" Carroll; daughter Courtney Dawn Venable; Jimmy's children, who Lisa viewed as her own, James Vaughn Carroll and Rachel Anne Lopez and husband Salvador; grandson Samuel Ryan Lopez; and Cody Dean and Matthew Dean, whom she considered to be sons. She also leaves her brother, Tom Cochran Jr., and his wife, Vicky, of Brentwood, Calif; and a host of other family members and many friends.

A funeral, with a service of remembrance, was held Sunday, April 14, at Melton Mortuary Chapel, with Pastor Denny Greenawalt officiating. Lisa was laid to rest in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity, W.Va. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Road, King George, Va. 22485.

There will also be many walking in honor of Lisa at the 3rd Annual Alpha-1 5K Hero Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Deep Run Park in Richmond. You may register or donate at herowalk2013.kintera.org under team name Alpha-1 Warriors.