Lisa Lynette Welty, 54, of Atlanta, GA, passed away on November 6, 2023. Lisa was born on December 16, 1968, in Zion, Illinois, to the late Jim and Pat Welty. She was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia at the age of 33 but never let it dampen her spirit. Lisa's unwavering faith in God and her positive outlook on life were truly inspiring. She faced adversity with grace, never complaining or losing her joy.
Lisa was a loving sister to Brad Welty and sister-in-law to Karen Welty. She adored her niece, Caitlin Welty, and nephew, Jacob Welty. Karen Bennett, her best friend, was a constant source of support and encouragement, sharing in both the joys and sorrows of life.
Lisa was an accomplished individual, both academically and professionally. She attended Lassiter High School and went on to earn a sociology degree from Asbury College. She furthered her education at Georgia State University, where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Non-profit Administration.
Throughout her career, Lisa made a significant impact on the lives of many. She worked at Metro Christian Center, one of the largest inner-city Children's Ministries in the country, where she dedicated her time and energy to helping others. Lisa made a lasting impact on the lives of hundreds of children and their families through her faithfulness and unconditional love. Additionally, she co-founded Woodstock Market, a successful retail store known and loved throughout the community. Lisa’s integrity was unmatched, and she treated employees and customers with respect and care. Her determination and organization helped this store become the thriving business it is today.
Outside of her professional life, Lisa cherished spending time with her family and friends. She loved playing games and simply being together, engaging in heartfelt conversations. Lisa's loyalty and willingness to lend a helping hand or offer words of encouragement made her a cherished presence in the lives of those around her.
One of Lisa's greatest joys was her small farm, where she lovingly cared for her "children." She was a proud "mother" to four goats named Gracie, Piper, Mimi, and Heidi, as well as two guardian dogs named Hamide and Baki, and two beagles named Daisy and Macy.
Lisa worshiped at Woodstock City Church in Woodstock, GA. Her faith was a guiding force in her life, and she valued the sense of belonging and purpose that her place of worship provided.
A celebration of Lisa's life will be held on December 3 at 3pm at Poole Funeral Home, 1970 Eagle Drive, Woodstock, GA 30189. The family will be accepting visitors from 1:30pm onwards. There will be a reception immediately following the service at The Market - Woodstock Market, 5500 Bells Ferry Rd., Acworth, GA 30102 (about 3-4 miles from the funeral home). The Market will be closed for general shopping Dec. 3 but will be open for the reception. You are invited to stop by.
Lisa will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her unwavering faith, integrity, and loving nature will forever be cherished and remembered.