A Memorial Service is planned for Lisa at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Oak Avenue Church, 8790 Oak Avenue, Orangevale, California. The service will be live streamed. Join at https://youtu.be/0fCXXVo-IgM .
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Lisa Renee Capparelli went to be with Jesus on December 29, 2021. Lisa loved Jesus and didn't hesitate to share him with everyone whether she was checking out at the grocery store, walking along Lake Michigan, working out at the YMCA or chatting with someone online that she didn't even know. She hung scriptures in her car and in her apartment. She even placed scriptures on her apartment front door so whoever came to visit could read them while waiting for her to answer the door.
Lisa was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 12, 1964. Her early childhood years were like most youngsters. She loved music and at an early age, she sang in the Children's Choir at Covenant Baptist Church. Later she joined the junior high and then high school band and played the flute and piccolo.
After high school, she attended the University of Michigan and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Communications. From there, she became a Licensed Social Worker and then a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. A Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois Chicago followed. Her specialty was Domestic Violence.
In the early days of her career, she worked in shelters provided for women and children. Once again, she had scriptures in her office, where she did one-on-one counseling, and in her car when she took clients to court or to the doctors. She often put tracts around the facility, hoping to reach someone for Jesus. Because she was exposed to so much violence and heartache, daily exercise and time with Jesus were a "Must." Her last position was with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services providing clinical expertise and research into family violence.
Lisa loved flowers and brought them home from the store on a regular basis. She loved cats and cared for five (5) of them during her lifetime. Tiki was her favorite and a wonderful friend for someone who lived alone. Lisa loved singing and would burst into songs during telephone conversations. Many of these songs came from her participation in the Chicago Tabernacle Choir. The church and the choir were such a blessing to her.
Lisa was full of life. Her laugh was contagious. Her love for Jesus was obvious. She will be greatly missed and is survived by her parents, Alfred and Judith Capparelli, her brother and his wife, Stephen and Yang Fen Capparelli, two nieces, Sarah and Catherine, and four nephews, Matthew, Jonathan, Michael and Samuel. Her sister, Sherry Capparelli preceded her in death.
After the celebration of Lisa's life, her tribute video will be posted on this tribute website. Please click on the Tribute Video tab to view her video.