Let the memory of Lisa be with us forever...God's love and mercy forever shines through her for she has touched so many along her journey through this life.....she has truly earned her wings!

Alethia "Lisa" Oliva Rosario

My beloved daughter whom is also a great mother, sister, neice, aunt, cousin, and friend has peacefully passed away at the UNC REX Hospital on  February 20, 2019. Now she is with her brother and other loved ones gone before us....we are content and at peace with that because we know her soul is free in heaven as her spirit was on earth.

Alethia “Lisa” was born on April 4, 1975 in Chula Vista, CA., to Antonita and Allen Oliva. As a military dependent, she has lived in many places to include Virginia, South Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, and Rhode Island before settling in Raleigh, NC.  Lisa was brought up in a loving family consisting of  2 older sisters, Nanci and Edie, a loving step-sister, Jeanna, and her younger brother, Christopher, who she was very close to. She was ever blessed with a wonderful son, Victor Angel Rosario on  December 11, 1996, who was the driving force behind all her contributions in life and her purpose for living. She is the glue that holds us all together.......Lisa was Life!

Lisa had suffered with a 22yr history of diabetes starting at the age of 8. On  June 15, 2004, Lisa had a heart attack at age 29 and had undergone quadruple bypass surgery. She had a difficult time recovering, but Lisa was a fighter and survivor, not just for herself, but for all those around her. She was very courageous in bearing her pains and suffering yet careful not to show it. Lisa became an active spokeswoman for WomenHeart, The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease to bring awareness to others and have given hope to many women suffering the same conditions. 

One of her favorite quotes is:

       Lesser people have done more DIFFICULT THINGS than THIS!

Lisa is survived by her only son, Victor Angel Rosario, her sisters Edie Oliva Wood & Nanci Oliva, her nephew Zach Johnson, step-dad Randy West & family, and of course her devoted mother, Toni Perez West. 

Her body was cremated. At her request, no services will be held, however the family will conduct a memorial gathering on her birthday sometime in April 2019. Location will be provided at a later date.

We thank all her family and friends for sharing their memories of joy, sadness, laughter, and love with us. Thank you also to Cremation Society of the Carolinas for making this a peaceful, caring, and loving time of sadness. May the Almighty God bless you all.

Posted by DeArra Foster on April 5, 2019
Alethia was a beautiful heart sister! Facebook allowed us to share our lives.I loved seeing her all dressed up and having fun. I could feel the love she had for her son. May her joyful heart and the memories she leaves behind comfort you. 
Posted by Ann DeVelasco on April 5, 2019
As a fellow Heartsister, I remember Lisa so vividly as a young, but very inspiring survivor, who was committed to advocate for women with heart disease and share her story to give hope and inspiration.Despite her many health struggles, I loved seeing her posts on Facebook-always able to smile in the face of insurmountable odds. Her love for her family, especially for her son, was always apparent. I hope your beautiful memories of your brave and devoted Lisa, as well of those of the many she touched, will comfort you. Rest In Peace, no more suffering❤️
Posted by Sarah Paddock on April 5, 2019
My dear heart sister Lisa. We met in 2003 at the Mayo Clinic WomenHeart training and remained friends. She was a peaceful fighter! She remained faithful and loving through her struggles, always encouraging and optimistic that something was better beyond. I will miss you dear friend. I wished that you could have come to visit me in Alaska. Maybe you are here in Spirit. God Bless you and I know you are in peace. Fly high angel.
Posted by LISA'S FAMILY on March 21, 2019
She makes sense to all our troubles and gives them ease and comfort. She's very courageous in bearing her pains and suffering, and careful not to show it.  She is the glue that holds us all together. She is very missed.
Posted by Treena Dolence on March 20, 2019
A beautiful homage for a beautiful woman; Lisa will always be remembered with a loving smile. Rest peacefully, sweet girl; now you can shine and help from above, at Father God's side...
Posted by Nanci Oliva on March 20, 2019
I will never forget our great times. As sisters we've had ups and downs but by far more ups.. I know u are free now and no longer in pain but i miss you every minute of everyday. When i hear songs you loved i smile and cry. I love you forever sissy..
Posted by LISA'S FAMILY on March 20, 2019
Lisa loves to go dancing with her sisters and dressing up for the holidays....she knew how to have FUN and live LIFE to its fullest gusto! We will always miss the fun and laughter we all shared with her.
Posted by LISA'S FAMILY on March 20, 2019
Lisa was always a winner in everything she does. She never hesitated to give her loving and helping guide to all those who are hurting by making sense to all their troubles giving them ease and comfort.

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