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Lisa Joy Formsma Newell

January 31, 1975 ~ December 2, 2023 (age 48) 48 Years Old
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Lisa Joy Formsma Newell Obituary

Lisa Joy Formsma Newell, 48, resident of Rienzi, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston, TX, following an extended illness.

Services honoring Lisa’s life will be at 3 PM on Sunday, December 10, at Ripley Primitive Baptist Church with Bro. Isaac Guess and Bro. Louis Sacran officiating. 

Visitation will be from 5-8 PM on Saturday, December 9, in the Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral Home. On Sunday, December 10, there will be a brief period of visitation from 2 PM until time of service at Ripley Primitive Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Blue Mountain Cemetery.

Lisa was born on January 31, 1975, in Tippah County, to Dianne Hagle Formsma and the late Bob Formsma. She was a graduate of Ripley Christian School and continued her education at Northeast Mississippi Community College and later at Itawamba Community College. Lisa was employed as a Pharmacy Technician with Magnolia Regional Medical Center and Davidson Pharmacy.

She married her beloved husband, Jason Newell, on December 5, 1998. In addition to her husband, those left to cherish her memories include four children, Claire, Brandon, Preston, and Tyler (Lexi) Newell. She is also survived by her mother Dianne, and one brother, John Formsma (Miriam) of New Albany, and two sisters, Julie McAfee (Mitch) of Falkner, and Kathy Petersen (Chuck) of Albuquerque, NM. She also leaves behind her father- and mother-in-law, Harold and Cindy Newell, her brother-in-law Josh Newell, her sister-in-law Jennifer (Rockey) Newell Spiers. She will also be dearly missed by her many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is affectionately remembered for her beautiful smile that could light up a room. She was also known as a "giver" who took care of everyone, and for the love and kindness shown for her family and church. Lisa's hobbies included playing pool, tending her flowers, and gardening, and she was adored by all animals including her two dogs, Pippa and Gabby. She enjoyed traveling, especially exploring and hiking in Colorado, and she also enjoyed Mexican food. But one of Lisa’s greatest accomplishments was homeschooling and sharing time with her husband and children.

Ripley Funeral Home invites you to share memories with the Newell family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Spreading Sunshine [https://spreading-sunshine.org/], Spreading Sunshine 825 Timber Creek Drive Memphis, TN 38018 or Camp Moriah [https://www.camp-moriah.org/ or mail to Christian Activities, c/o Aaron Hunt, 500 CR 338, Falkner, MS 38629].

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December 9, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral

December 10, 2023

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Ripley Primitive Baptist Church
756 Cooper St.
Ripley, MS 38663

Funeral Service
December 10, 2023

3:00 PM
Ripley Primitive Baptist Church
756 Cooper St.
Ripley, MS 38663