LisÃ© Wilson Black, 56, of Morganton, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at Valdese Hospital following a valiant four year battle with ovarian cancer.LisÃ© was born in 1953 in Lenoir, NC and was the daughter of the late Willard J. Wilson and Willa Dean Triplett Wilson. Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 37 years, James T. "Jim" Black, Jr., her best friend and sister, Denise Scarboro and husband, Phil of Morganton, special nieces, Jordan and Jena Scarboro; aunts, Gwyn Conway, Gladys Thomas, Doris Abee, and Martha Nell Brakefield; brothers-in-law, Ron Black and wife, Mardee, of Morganton, Steve Black of Charlotte, and David Black and wife, Karen, of High Point; nieces and nephews include Scott Black, Elizabeth Winkler, Marina, Jim and Mark Black; great nephews Ben and Ryan Winkler; great-niece, Sara Black; and many loving cousins including Betsy Blatz, Maria Clark, Barbara Lambert, Debbie Thomas and Jeana' Gallagher.LisÃ© was the Director of Lithotripsy at Catawba Medical Center for many years before she began her battle with cancer. She also was an active member of First Baptist Church of Morganton and the Serendipity Sunday School Class where she served as Class President. More recently, she has helped teach the Cauble Ladies Class.A true child of Christ, LisÃ© spent every moment she could serving and infecting everyone she met with her cheerful spirit. She found joy at the BUCM Soup Kitchen, where she spent many Sundays reaching out to those in need. Her unrelenting hope and courage and sparkling zest for life were true gifts; living life to the fullest, she surrounded herself with the people she loved, making them feel incredibly special in every little thing she did.Someone once said, "The greatest heroes are those whose names are hidden in our hearts." LisÃ© was truly an incredible, one-of-a-kind angel who was loved by all who knew her. Leaving her mark on so many hearts, she has become a hero to many and a blessing to all.A memorial service in LisÃ©'s honor will be held at the First Baptist Church of Morganton on Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. It will be followed by a time of celebration of her life in the fellowship hall; all are welcome! In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Drawer 459, Morganton, NC 28680 or to the Hope Clinic, PO Box 16948, Asheville, NC 28816. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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