Biography: Lisa Lynette Richardson was born on November 10, 1964 in New York City to the late William and Eleanor Richardson.
Lisa was born and raised in Harlem, NY in St. Nicholas Housing projects. She received her primary education in New York City public schools and graduated from Murry Bergtraum High School in 1983. After graduating, Lisa worked for Blue Cross/Blue Shield for several years, and then had a long working career at Capital Re Corporation for more than 15 years.
In 1987, Lisa was living in the Bronx, NY where she met and later married Kevin Dorsett. From that union came, Lashay and Alajsia. By 1999, Kevin and Lisa had purchased their first home and moved to Rockland County, NY. Lisa left the corporate world in 2004 and launched, owned and operated a owned a successful Home Daycare—"Hempstead Precious Tots" for 10 years until she closed her business. However, her love for children inspired her to work part-time for the East Ramapo school district. She loved taking care of children and provided a loving and safe environment for “her kids” and their parents.
In 2005, Lisa dedicated her life to God and was baptized into the Jehovah’s Witness Organization. As a Jehovah’s Witness, she ministered and encouraged everyone, and later was dedicated full time to the ministry. She was loved and admired by many because of her strong faith, and convicted and inspired many to live a life of faith and courage despite personal struggles.
Lisa was a loving, caring strong-willed woman who always spoke her mind while giving great advice. She was loyal and sacrificed her time and resources to anyone in need. Lisa was also an outgoing fun-loving person who possessed personal style and grace! She loved to sing, dance and listen to good music, especially Old School music.
Although Lisa was a strong-willed, courageous and feisty woman, she succumbed to her battle with cancer on July 10, 2018. Free from pain, sorrow, poking and prodding! Jehovah set her free and gave her rest! Lisa is survived by her husband Kevin, her two daughters, Lashay and Alajsia; her granddaughter, Denver, a/k/a "Little Mi-Ma"; one brother, William Richardson, Jr.; four sisters: Sharon, Sheryl, Andrea and Sabrina; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, close friends and relatives who will miss her dearly!