Lisa Belle Shellenberger, 57, of Wesley, passed away peacefully in her sleep, at 12:40 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 2022, at home.

She was born Sunday, May 24, 1964, in Auburn, Calif., to Roger and Donna Cavender Kerwin. 

Growing up, she loved riding motorcycles, dirt bikes, and water skiing. She loved the Pacific Ocean and its calmness, whales and dolphins.

Even though she left home at an early age, she was fiercely independent, living on her own since age 13, and ultimately earned her high school diploma and two college degrees. She studied optometry and worked making eyeglass lenses, as well as a variety of other jobs, including a lot of restaurant experience. Lisa was a loving wife and mother to two sons. She was sweet but feisty in nature, and, as she herself would tell you, she had character.

Although Lisa suffered from some health conditions, when the opportunity to open a local restaurant was presented, she declared, “I’m going to stop dying and start living.” She passed away just before its opening. Lisa was a beautiful, one-of-a-kind woman, and will be sorely missed. Lisa always wished to have her ashes scattered across the Pacific Ocean and, with the help of David, her wish will be fulfilled.

Lisa was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, David, of the home; and two sons, Jacob and Benjamin.

The family will receive friends 2 p.m., Monday, April 11, 2022, at Brashears Funeral Home. 

A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. 

Services are entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville.