January 19, 1959 ~ February 23, 2022

Born in: Buncombe, NC
Resided in: Horse Shoe, NC

Lisa Stirewalt Herila, born in Buncombe County on January 19, 1959, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Feb. 23, 2022, at the Elizabeth House, located in East Flat Rock, N.C. She lost her battle against brain cancer, which she was diagnosed with in April 2021. She was a well respected and loved member of Biltmore Church’s Arden Location. She was a devoted Christian and lived her life loving God, her family and friends, including all those who called her Momma Lisa and Nana.

Lisa was the daughter of the late Charles Stirewalt, Jr. of Buncombe County, N.C. She is survived by her mother Beverly Lorenz, of Colorado, brother Jamie Stirewalt, of Deland, FL, three sons, and six grandchildren. Jase and wife Christine Herila their two sons, Tyler and Devon Herila of Horse Shoe, NC; Jesse Herila, daughter Bella Granger Herila, and son Lucas Herila of Arden, Theo Herila of Arden, his two sons, Caleb Wilkins, and Theodore Franklin Herila III, of Three Rivers, MI. Lisa retired from the USPS and graduated from T.C. Roberson High School. She loved doing mission work with her church, Biltmore Baptist, and she also helped with Meals on Wheels.

The family would like to invite those who loved her to join them in celebration of the life she lived. A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Tuesday the 1st of March, 2022 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian in Arden. Her family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Justin Herila (POA), for the help with funeral expenses. Thank you all in advance for everyone’s thoughts, prayers, and condolences. The Herila’s.

Services

Celebration of Life: March 1, 2022 3:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

Visitation: March 1, 2022 4:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Room: Main Hall

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  1. I am sad to read Lisa’s obituary. She was my childhood neighbor and life long friend. Love and prayers sent to her family.

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  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with ya’ll during the loss of your loved one Lisa is in a better place no more sorrow or pain God has his hands on your loved one, from Doc,Linda, Tony butler

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  3. I met Lisa at Biltmore Church several years ago. She had a great love for her Lord and for others. I can only imagine the joy and Peace she is experiencing today.
    Larry Canipe

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  4. Lisa was my friend in high school. When we visited over the years, I could surely see how much she loved her 3 boys. My husband and I also saw her while she worked for the U.S. Postal Service on her route in Asheville. We send our thoughts and prayers to her family. Lisa’s resting in the Lord’s arms now.

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  5. Jace, Jesse, Theo & Families,
    Your Mom was very special to me. She was such a positive and faithful woman of God. It broke my heart to hear of her passing and she will truly be missed. Sending prayers up for the Herila family.

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  6. I have know Lisa over 20 years and was very sad to hear of her passing Sending prayers to the boys and entire family in this time of sorrow Lisa will be missed but not forgotten cheri collins weaver

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  7. Lisa was one of the first people I met at Biltmore Church and she was always one of the first people to say hello on Sunday mornings. Sending prayers to all of Lisa’s family.

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  8. Lisa was one of the first people I met at Biltmore Church. She never failed to greet me whether it was at church or elsewhere. She always had a smile on her face and her laugh was infectious. May she rest in peace.

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  9. Lisa was the most positive and outgoing person I have ever met. She always had a smile on her face and her laugh was infectious. Sending prayers to her family. May she rest in peace.

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  10. To Lisa’s Family,
    We were so sorry to learn of Lisa’s passing and will be praying for your peace & comfort🙏🏼. We rejoice knowing Lisa is home with our Heavenly Father.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Kathie & Ron Whittemore

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  11. I am so sorry for your loss. Lisa and I were good friends all the way back at Valley Springs Elementary School. I remember her and the great times we had. I am praying for the family for God’s comfort as you go through these difficult days and I rejoice with you knowing we will see her again.

    With sympathy,
    Martha Hollyday Batts

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