Lisa Joan Kinsey Whitaker, age 56, of Cleveland, GA, passed away Thursday,
November 18, 2021, from complications from ovarian cancer.
Born in Stephens County on December 11, 1964, she was the daughter of Joan Barron
Kinsey and the late Lamon Jim Henry Kinsey. Lisa was a graduate of White County
High School and North Georgia College, and attended GA Tech, where she met her
husband, Rob Whitaker. After a brief career in analytical testing, she devoted her life to
her family as a stay-at-home mom and was very involved in volunteer work with her
daughters’ schools. She was a great hostess to many, with her daughters’ friends
spending many Friday evenings at her house.
Lisa was a longtime attendant of Macedonia United Methodist Church, where she also
served on various committees and was very involved with fellowship events. In her
spare time, she loved reading, puzzle books, and most of all, spending time with her
beloved family and friends.
Lisa was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Wavery and Lexie Kastner
Barron, paternal grandparents Hubert and Cora Lee Fortenberry Kinsey, and father
Lamon Jim Henry Kinsey.
Survivors include her loving husband of 32 years, Robert Hudson Whitaker; daughter
Jennifer Joan Kinsey-Whitaker; daughter and boyfriend Kathryn Jimmie Whitaker and
Kyle Nicholas Wright; and mother Joan Barron Kinsey. Also surviving are several in-
laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family and friends.
Lisa’s funeral will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Macedonia
United Methodist Church in Cleveland with Pastor Jeremy McClain and Rev. Garvis
Kinsey officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Saturday,
November 20, 2021.
To share a memory or to leave an online condolence for the family, please visit
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.