Lisa Halski, 87, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 06, 2011 at Athens Regional Medical Center with family by her side.
Born in Belarus on March 17, 1924, she was the daughter of Natalia and Dennis Shabkov. She immigrated to the United States in 1950 by way of Germany. She had remained in Germany after World War II ended, as a displaced person at Camp Lysenko. She met and married Eugene Halski at the camp.
Through the Lutheran Church Lisa and her family, including their three-year-old son, Walton, and her parents, were sponsored to come to Georgia. They ultimately settled in Georgia buying a small farm. They became American citizens and built a cattle and broiler farm business.
Lisa was passionate about her family. She was a tenacious and hard working woman who loved her children and grandchildren. She instilled a sense of loyalty to family. In her own way she undertook great challenges and overcame significant obstacles when she came to the United States and created a life here.
Lisa is lovingly survived by her four children, sons, Walton Halski (Peggy), Alto, and Toni Halski, Sanibel Island; and daughters, Wanda Neislar (Ron), Athens, and Sweetlana Stewart (Dean), Kennesaw; grandchildren, Lisa Halski, Lewis Halski, Ranie Neislar Hayes, Lindsey Neislar, Glen Stewart, Alex Stewart, Ellen Stewart, and Hayley Halski; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday December 10, at 1 p.m. in the Talmo Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Spence officiating. Interment will follow in the Talmo Baptist Church Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Friday evening, December 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Talmo Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 96, Talmo, GA 30575, or American Red Cross, P.O. Box 101508, Atlanta, GA 30392.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.