Lisa Wetsel, Daughter of Peachtree Corners Resident Passes Away

She is survived by her mother, Joan Porter, who had donated a kidney to her daughter earlier this year.

Lisa Wetsel, 34, of Norcross, GA, died October 4, 2011.

Departing this world far too soon Lisa was a fighter from the day she was born.  At times the obstacles she faced were mountainous but her determination, faith, Mother, and family always gave her the confidence to charge forward with hope of a better day. 

Lisa had a passion for the little things in life with the deepest love of her dog, Champ, and a new hobby of gardening she was just learning with her best friend, “The greatest Mom in the world.”  She was a volunteer with Make-A-Wish Foundation and was always offering encouragement to other medical patients and especially kids.

Please pray for God to welcome Lisa into heaven with joy and the happiness she so much deserves.  

Lisa is survived by her mother and step-father, Joan and Glen Porter of Peachtree Corners; father and step-mother, Bob and Karen Wetsel of Lewisberry, PA; brothers and sister-in-law, Richard and Linda Wetsel of Lakeland, FL and Scott Porter of Canton; sister and brother-in-law, Rachel and Charles Cardell of Kingsland; and several  aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends.      

The funeral service will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 8th, at , 6260 The Corners Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. Entombment will follow at Peachtree Memorial Park. 

The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church.  

In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Ste. 1010, Rockville, MD 20852, 1-800-638-8299, on behalf of Lisa Wetsel .  

Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com.  Arrangements by , 5051 Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Peachtree Corners, GA 30092, (770) 448-5757.

Editor's note: This information was provided by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home. Permission to publish was provided by the funeral home's management.

Peachtree Corners Patch was introduced to Lisa Wetzel in June of this year when she contacted us with a request to publish her story. Her mother, Joan Porter had donated a kidney to her daughter and Lisa wanted to find a way to share her love and appreciation to her mother. Lisa's heartwarming story is available on Peachtree Corners-Berkeley Lake Patch.


Joan Porter February 03, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Lisa had her kidney transplant June 1211, 1996 4 days after she graduated from Norcross High School. Lisa's kidney started to fail this year and she was going to have another translant. She already had several people including family member willing to be tested.


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