Lisa was born July 7, 1923 to Arthur and Emaline Lucy Johnson in Wetumka, Oklahoma. She departed this life to be reunited with her parents, December 2, 2013 in La Puente, CA. Awaiting her arrival in Heaven were her husbands, Rev. Thomas G. Monte and Rev. Robert W. Veale and her sisters, Rev. Beulah Jean Matkin and Rev. Sue MacConnaghey.
Lisa is survived by her husband, Ernest L. Freeman, her daughter, Linda R. Wallace and her son, William D. Monte, Sr, PhD. Her grandchildren, Raughn D. Ramirez (Malcom), Monte S. Harris (Debbie), Gail Y. Wallace, Sarah M. Monte and William D. Monte, Jr. She is also survived by her great grandchildren, Jessica N. Rosenbarker (Shaun), Michelle E. Callanan-Sharp (Gary Shafer), Malcom J. Ramirez, Jr (Briana) and Rainie M. Ramirez (Alfredo Urquijo) and 9 great-great grandchildren, Adriana Cruz, Anna Cruz, Abigail Rosenbarker, Alyssa Rosenbarker, Jayce Rosenbarker, Diego Ramirez, Santiago Ramirez, Alonzo Ramirez, and Hayleigh Larare Sharp.
Lisa was instrumental in so many coming to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior and always pressed forward with The Great Commission to let all those she came in contact with know how to be saved and have eternal life. She and her husband, Thomas built numerous churches throughout the states of California and Texas, where they also travelled the Evangelistic Field spreading The Word of God. She was truly a “Spiritual Mother” to many. Lisa was an ordained minister through the Pentecostal Church of God organization for many years through which she was the pastor of numerous churches throughout Southern California. Some of her last services were held locally in Derby Acres and Maricopa.
One word was consistently used when describing Lisa that word was Classy. Always “Dressed to the Nines” she stood out in the crowd where her natural charisma would draw many to her where she would use the opportunity to tell them all about The Lord.
Please join the family as we celebrate Lisa’s life on Saturday, December 7, 2013 with a viewing beginning at 11:00 am immediately followed by a funeral service at 1:00 pm. Viewing and service to be held at Lori Family Mortuary, 1150 4th Street, Taft, CA. Private burial will be held at a later date. Pastor Eldon Bedout of Derby Acres Community Church will be officiating.
Services entrusted to Rose Mortuary Palm Desert, 760-773-6500 and Lori Family Mortuary.