Born November 19, 1968, in Clarksburg, West Virginia, Lisa was the beloved daughter of Tina Moore Flanagan. Raised in West Virginia, Lisa attended South Harrison High School and played trumpet in the school band. Recognized as a bit shy, Lisa left her comfort zone to attend Fairmont State University where she made a best friend in her college roommate, Carla Tuttle-Donzo. It was with great sadness that Lisa learned of Carla’s passing in 2022.
Following her graduation from college in 1992, Lisa, a single mother, was visiting her brother at his military base in Edgewood, Maryland. There, she met Sergeant David Hays. The two were immediately interested in one another and soon built a happy life together. The couple would marry on May 8th, 1993. The family would meld and grow to include children: Davey, Chelsey, Brian, and Haley.
There is no doubt that Lisa’s calling was to be the best wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend possible. She participated in all her children’s school activities and attended every one of their games, concerts, recitals, and plays. Always the supportive listener, she was always available to her family–showing up wherever and whenever needed. Lisa was also always a believer in the power of prayer. In recent years, she was a strong advocate for Lupus awareness.
Described as kind, supportive, quiet, dependable, genuine, and strong, there is no doubt Lisa’s presence will be missed by those who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her mother, Tina Flanagan; husband, David Hays; children: Davey Hays, Chelsey Dill, Brian Hays, and Haley Clark; grandchildren: Gavin, Jocelyn, and Lincoln; siblings: Scott Davisson, Jim Davisson, John Davisson, Lois Smith, Dee McCallum, and April Flanagan.
She was preceded in death by her stepfather, David Flanagan and aunt, Nancy Jean Sellers.