Lisa Millsaps

May 10, 1961 - Nov. 2, 2017

Viola "Lisa" Elecie Millsaps, 56, of Leander, Texas, peacefully entered her eternal rest on Thursday, November 2, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Grace Gardens Funeral Home, 8820 Woodway Drive. Interment will follow at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 6, at Grace Gardens.

Lisa was born, May 10, 1961, to Mearlin "Andy" Wesley Anderson and Dorothy Ann Burgin in Glendale, Arizona. She lived the majority of her years in Waco, graduating from China Spring High School and the Dental Assistant program at Texas State Technical College. She was married 35 years to Butch, the love of her life and together they raised two wonderful sons, Blake and Kennin. Lisa worked as a dental assistant in Waco then, after relocating to Watauga, Texas, she was employed by Custom Design Homes and Michael's Keys.

She was a wonderful wife, mother and a true caregiver at heart. She adored her grandsons, Presley and Sawyer, and special nephew, Jacob, and loved being their Nana. Along with spending time with her family and friends, Lisa enjoyed singing, dancing, gardening and serving others. She loved her LORD and was an active church member.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andy Anderson and Dorothy Smith. Lisa is survived by her husband, Butch Millsaps; sons, Blake and wife, Ashley, and Kennin; her two precious grandsons, Presley and Sawyer Beau of Ft. Worth; step-father, Morris Smith; parents-in-law, Norman and Brenda Millsaps; brother, Lynn Anderson and wife, Donna; sisters, Ruby Williams and Ann Stigliano; sister-in-laws, Stephanie Koehne and Pam Geffre married to Ron; and many nieces and nephews.

Special thanks and love goes out to Dr. Lisa Neslony, D.S., and Rev. Ray Altman, neighbors, friends and church family.

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Oh Lisa! My heart is broken! You were a wonderful friend. I will always remember our wonderful times together and you will be truly missed! You will always be a link in the golden chain of my thoughts!


My condolences to Butch and his family. I didn't know Mrs. Millsaps, but I worked with Butch when we were teenagers, and through the decades I'd think about him and wonder how life turned out for him. I'm glad to know he met the love of his life and had many years of happiness as a result. May the Lord give eternal rest to Mrs. Millsaps, and comfort to Butch and his family.

Donna Van Wyk

Ruby, Ann and Lynn I am so very sorry for your loss. I don’t know if you remember me, Donna McAfee Van Wyk. I married Sandy’s brother David. Lisa was such a sweet girl. I remember spending time with all of you and you were all so cute and fun. I loved those times. It seems that Lisa grew into a beautiful woman inside and out. My heart goes out to you as you go through this difficult time. I pray that God will give you strength and peace as you grieve your sister. Love from me and Uncle David.

Jennifer Watkins

Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. My husband, Chris and I met Lisa at her nephew Jacob's birthday a few years ago. She was such a sweet lady and I am glad to have had the chance to know her.


My sweet cousin. My heart breaks for your family. I already miss the "going to work" phone calls we used to have. I know you are in a better place and all of our hurt will heal. Rest in peace my beautiful cousin and friend. My love is sent to all of Lisa's family and friends. Love you all. Jimmie Goddard Holt

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