Lisa Rae Spiess

Born in Baton Rouge, LA on October 7, 1962

Departed on March 18, 2018 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Mrs. Lisa Rae Verhein Spiess age 55, of Hendersonville, TN, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 18, 2018.

Lisa Spiess was born in Baton Rouge, LA on October 7, 1962, the daughter of Rita Roussel Roberts and Lamar Roberts. Lisa will forever be remembered for her radiant smile. Above all, she loved and valued spending time with her family and friends. When asked to describe the perfect words to portray Lisa as a wife, mother, and MiMi: fun-loving, playful, classy, selfless, kind, gentle, godly, spirited, joyful, humble, and a role-model.

After working for Evans, Jones & Reynolds for twenty-three years, Lisa retired to answer her calling to become a grandma. MiMi’s greatest passion was caring for her grandbabies. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Lake and a dedicated servant of the Lord. Lisa was preceded in death by her grandparents; aunts, uncles; her brother, Dale Verhein; and a sister, LaRae Roberts.

She is survived by her best friend and loving husband of 35 years, Ernest Spiess, to whom she was married on June 5, 1982; her mother and father, Rita and Lamar Roberts; three sons, Jacob (Sichel) Spiess, Matthew (Amanda) Spiess, and Adam (Krystal) Spiess; three grandchildren, twins, Elowen Finch Spiess and Everett Fox Spiess, and Edison Paul Spiess; and a sister, Lesli Dawn (Ronnie) Carter.

A visitation will be held Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 4-8 PM with vigil including rosary starting at 7:15 held at Our Lady of the Lake Church. The funeral mass will be held Friday, March 23, 2018 at 11AM, also at Our Lady of the Lake Church, with a preceding visitation at 10AM.

As a celebration of Lisa’s life, we ask that you wear bright colors!

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests contributions be made to Our Lady of the Lake Church in honor of Lisa’s wishes: 1729 Stop 30 Rd, Hendersonville, TN 37075. Offering box will be made available at the service.

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20 Comments to Lisa Rae Spiess

  1. Joe Fretz
    March 20, 2018 7:25 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Sorry I will not be able to attend this week.

  2. Cindy Runge
    March 20, 2018 8:47 am

    Ernie, Matthew, Jacob and Adam:

    Our heart breaks for you – you 4 men were the loves of her life.

    She was kind-hearted and genuine with all she knew. There is no doubt she will be missed by many. Sending our love and prayers for you and the family.

    Gary, Cindy and Hannah Runge

  3. Wanda Parker
    March 20, 2018 9:09 am

    Ernie, Jacob, Matthew and Adam,

    Larry and I are very saddened by Lisa’s passing.
    Lisa was one of the sweetest ladies i have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She sure loved watching Adam play soccer!
    May the comfort of God encircle you and your families during this sad time.

  4. Dick & Rose Gaietto
    March 20, 2018 9:50 am

    Ernie, Jacob, Matthew, and Adam, our prayers, sympathies and thoughts are with you and your loved ones at this time of profound loss. Lisa’s deep-seated faith and her determination in carrying her own cross serve as awesome inspirations to all who are blessed to have known her.
    It is through that same faith in God’s infinite mercy that we can be confident in Lisa’s being welcomed home lovingly by Christ into Eternal Life, Joy and Peace.


    Dick & Rose Gaietto

  5. Tony Sheets
    March 20, 2018 10:04 am

    Ernie, Jacob, Matthew and Adam,

    Debbie and I are saddened by your loss of Lisa. She expressed a sweet spirt to those she came in contact with. She lived a life of impact. Lisa has been welcomed home by her savior. We will continue to pray for the Holy Spirt to provide comfort to all of your family.

    Tony & Debbie Sheets

  6. Marilyn Blake
    March 20, 2018 11:40 am

    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family during this difficult period. May you find the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your wife rest in peace.

    Keeping you in our prayers,
    Marilyn and Doug Blake
    Our Lady of the Lake

  7. Jim and Lynn Odell
    March 20, 2018 7:56 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Lisa was a beautiful, loving woman. We hope you are comforted by the fact that her suffering has ended and she is now in God’s arms. Our prayers go out to her and your family.

  8. Karen Rippy Bachman
    March 20, 2018 10:44 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.i am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was an incredible woman I have so many memories of her through the years. Much love to all of you.

  9. Bert Carson
    March 21, 2018 9:33 am

    Such a beautiful person, taken too young

  10. Connie Bincsik-Hernandez
    March 21, 2018 4:41 pm


    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord comfort you during this time.

  11. David Gregory
    March 21, 2018 8:35 pm

    Ernie and family

    I’m so sorry for your lost and my condolences go out to you. I’m traveling and can’t be there in person but will definitely be there in prayer for you and the kids. At least we will meet her again when we meet the Lord ourselves. Sorry for your tragic loss


  12. Fran Roberts and Robert Burwell
    March 21, 2018 9:15 pm

    Rita and Lamar, Robert and I are so very sorry for your loss. Lisa was a diamond among a bunch of rhinestones in my opinion. Love to you all . . . praying.

  13. Stephen, Robin and family
    March 22, 2018 12:57 am

    Ernie, Jacob, Matthew, Adam, Rita, Lamar and Lesli,

    Lisa blessed so many people with her faith, kindness, gentleness and that beautiful smile. Praying that you’ll find comfort in your memories of her and in the knowledge that others are missing her, too. Always in our thoughts and prayers.

    “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” -Helen Keller

  14. Elsie Fogle
    March 22, 2018 7:13 am

    Ernie, you know I loved Lisa, ( I cry as I write) Ozzie is leaving now, I have decided not to make the trip but I’m keeping all of you in my prayers. I reserve the privilege to visit in May or June, to visit, laugh & break bread.
    Forgive me this time. Much love to you & your family

  15. RipgilcoM
    March 22, 2018 11:00 am

    Tisane depurative per dimagrire

  16. Lisa Dugger
    March 22, 2018 5:51 pm

    Jacob and Family,

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers this week.

  17. Deb Silva
    March 22, 2018 6:30 pm

    My thoughts and prayers for you and your beautiful family. I will be at the Celebration of Life tomorrow.

  18. Nancy Huddleston
    March 23, 2018 8:40 am

    My condolences to all. Lisa was such a special lady. My prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. I regret that I am out of town this week. Blessings to all.

  19. Lisa McDonald
    March 27, 2018 10:15 am

    I did not know Lisa personally, one thing I do know is you cherished her very much. I believe there ARE holes in the floors of Heaven and she is watching and waiting to be reunited with all of you all one day. Prayers.

  20. Matlock family
    January 22, 2019 2:07 pm

    We are truly sorry for the loss of Lisa. Our loving Creator wants to comfort you with his promise that he makes through his son, Jesus, who states, “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” (John 5:28,29) May this promise of a resurrection bring you comfort and hope.

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