Mrs. Lisa Blacksher Owens was called home to be with the Lord on November 18, 2021. She was fondly known as Lady Lisa, First Lady of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and spouse of Dr. Michael Andrew Owens, Senior Pastor. Lisa was the former Chief of Staff for the Honorable Wilmer Amina Carter, Assembly Member of the 62nd District and Chief of Staff for the Honorable Cheryl Brown, Assembly Member of the 47th District. Also, she was an educator and principal for Temple Learning Center, former business owner, and worked in the banking industry as project director. Community service and being a voice for the voiceless was taught at an early age. Lisa grew up attending Temple Missionary Baptist Church where she served over the years on the usher board, youth choir, mentor, technology team, and performing missionary work. Over the years, Lisa advocated for causes in the community holding various positions with Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. Eta Nu Omega Chapter, The Inland Ivy Foundation, San Bernardino NAACP, and former president for Social Lites, Inc. She enjoyed fellowshipping with friends and family, traveling, shopping, reading, and helping those in need.
As an undergraduate, Lisa became a member of the oldest black Greek letter organization, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Alpha Chapter on the campus of California State University, Long Beach where she majored in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance followed by graduating with an MBA Degree from Arizona State University. Also, Lisa graduated from San Bernardino High School where she met and married the late Pastor Anthony Blacksher.
Lady Lisa has been awarded a crown of life. She will live in our hearts forever. The family invites the community to a memorial service in her honor.
Viewing will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on December 2, 2021 at Temple Missionary Baptist Church. 1583 W. Union Street, San Bernardino, California 92411. Dr. Raymond W. Turner, Sr. Pastor. Tributes, reflections, and remarks of Lisa’s kindness are welcomed at the viewing.
Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on December 3, 2021 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1575 W. 17th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92411. Dr. Michael Andrew Owens, Sr. Pastor.
Internment will be held at a later date at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA 92518.
Donations can be made to any of the following scholarship funds:
Wilmer Amina Carter Foundation·
The Social Lites, Inc. Scholarship Foundation
·New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
·Temple Missionary Baptist Church
·The Inland Ivy Foundation
·San Bernardino NAACP