Lisa Brooks

Born in Muncie, IN on June 26, 1960

Departed on February 18, 2019 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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Mrs. Lisa Hardy Brooks (1960-2019) went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 18, 2019. Lisa is survived by her husband of 31 years, Randi, and their beloved daughters, Calli and Courtney; her loving mother, Dorothy Hardy; her sisters, Linda Scott (Steve) and their sons Andrew and Ryan, all of Goodlettsville; Lori Ho-Tung (George) of Decatur, AL; her sister-in-law, Nickie Kinder (Kelly) and their children Eric, Laura, Alyssa, Andrew & Chad of Knoxville, TN. Lisa was predeceased by her father, James Fred Hardy, father-in-law, William H. Brooks, and mother-in-law, Margaret L. Brooks.

Lisa grew up in Wickliffe, KY where she would meet lifelong friends, spend time at church, lifeguard at the local pool, and meet her husband, Randi. Many fond memories remain for the family in Ballard County on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Lisa attended pharmacy school at the University of Kentucky with her sister, Linda, and after she graduated, she moved to Nashville TN. Pharmacy was a profession she truly loved. She was presently working at Skyline Hospital in Nashville where she would insist that she had the best job in the world, in large part due to the wonderful people she met there.

Lisa was passionate about the relationships in her life. She loved and cared for those around her and took the time to stay connected to her friends, new and old. It is impossible to list all the people that she considered part of her family. In her motherly way, she loved fiercely and there was no doubt that you were one of hers. She was a passionate believer in Jesus Christ, spending many summer weeks building relationships with new believers in Brazil alongside her beloved brothers and sisters in Christ from FBC Goodlettsville. She was generous, always willing to give her time, talents and monies to whatever need arose. She gave so much love and received love in return.

Lisa was absolutely devoted to her husband and daughters. She was a mother who always involved herself in every detail of her girls’ lives and supported Randi in all his work. She was so proud of all of them. She loved and cared for her mother who lived on her street. She loved and was loved by her sisters, forever known as the Hardy girls. They love to spend time together with husbands and children traveling in their favorite party of 10. She will be missed beyond imagination by her family until they meet again.

Lisa’s passing leaves a huge void in the lives of many. She fought the good fight, and finished the race, she kept the faith.

The family welcomes visitors to First Baptist Church Goodlettsville, beginning on the evening of Thursday the 21st from 4PM until 9PM. Visitation will continue at the church the following morning, Friday the 22nd from 10AM until the Celebration of Life service, which will begin at 12 Noon. Her Pastor and dear friend, Lyle Larson, will officiate. Interment will follow in Beech Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory may be made to the FBC Goodlettsville Brazil Mission Fund to further the projects she loved (see www.fbcgoodlettsville.com). First Baptist Church Goodlettsville is Located at 613 South Main St, Goodlettsville, TN 37072, phone 615-859-1346.

50 Comments to Lisa Brooks

  1. Johnna Oleis
    February 19, 2019 3:33 pm

    Lisa Hardy Brooks…I cannot even say the name without thinking of some of the fondest memories in my life. From our all night study sessions in pharmacy school to the fun times at Rupp Arena watching our beloved Wildcats! With every UK game I watch I do not go without thinking of the Hardy sisters. I will miss her laugh. This lady was always such a joy to be around and will be missed so very much by so many. My deepest sympathy to the family for the loss of this remarkable woman!

    • Linda Scot
      February 20, 2019 4:32 pm

      Jo-Momma, as Lisa would say, she loved you big time. I found a great photo for her slideshow, I will send it to you. Love you.

  2. Kim Kelley
    February 19, 2019 7:12 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you….

  3. Lisa Campbell Turner
    February 19, 2019 7:41 pm

    Sorry for your Loss. Praying for all of you.

  4. Anabel Stevens
    February 19, 2019 7:51 pm

    I remember Lisa best as a sweet, funny, enthusiastic teen lifeguard at the BCCC. She taught my son to swim (he nearly drowned us) and patiently listened to my preschooler daughter read aloud. Thank you for being such a sweet presence in our lives. My prayers for Lisa’s family. I know their hearts are breaking.❤️

  5. Burton Saunders
    February 19, 2019 8:55 pm

    In a work environment that can often be stressful, with lives literally hanging in the balance, Lisa brought tremendous warmth and levity to all of us at work. In frontline healthcare, you can pretty much either laugh or cry from what you wade through all day, and we chose to laugh, and Lisa was a big part of that. She had a lightning fast wit, and she spared no one with it. To make Lisa laugh hard was just the best.

    As I am a somewhat recent addition (~2016) to the Skyline team, Lisa was kind of like a mom to me in many respects. After having completed a rotation at Skyline as a resident, before I even knew there was a position there, Lisa was one of the first people to send me a message on our internal instant message throughout HCA that she wanted me to apply to it. She was so warm and encouraging and made me feel so welcome after what had been a really long, challenging year. As I moved throughout the interview process, she was continually checking in to see how it was going and that she hoped I could join the team. Certainly, after being hired, Lisa really looked after me and a lot of the other younger people that were hired on. I always knew where I stood with Lisa, and she was not afraid to set you straight with a mental rap on the skull when you were out of your lane, and I always respected her for that. Lisa always had good advice for us “babies” at Skyline and was full of wisdom.

    The longer I worked with Lisa, the more apparent, what I will call “Lisa-isms” were. She would often say, “Smarter, not harder, baby,” in reference to working smart. If she was about to depart your presence, she would say either, “Ciao, ciao!” or “All right, kids and critters . . . ”. All of us at Skyline pharmacy love to eat (seemingly constantly looking for excuses to have potlucks), and Lisa would often do a “recon” of what was in the cafeteria and tell us if it was “worthy” or not. Any of us: “Is the food truck here today any good?” Lisa: “It’s worthy”, and you knew it was good to go. We talked often of recipes, holiday meals, good restaurants, and she loved watching Pioneer Woman every day at lunch with us.

    Lisa always had a generous heart, making sure that cards were passed around for birthdays or condolences and that pharmacists were contributing appropriately for gifts for our technicians and bosses. She always had a hug to share and was just so full of zeal and gusto for life.

    A few recent memories that I’ve thought of in the last couple days: a few weeks ago I was staffing in the pharmacy, and Lisa was down there. She had done a “recon” of the breakfast offerings that morning and reported back that there were croissant sandwiches and a breakfast casserole, but she had shown restraint in not having them. I sprang out of my seat because despite having breakfast that morning, I was starving, and I feigned like I was Superman with a flowing cape behind me and begged her to cover me while I went. She laughed so hard and said, ‘Of course.’ I ended up coming back with a heaping plate of both a sandwich and the casserole, and she couldn’t stop laughing at what a ridiculous amount of food it was, and I’m sure pleased that I had found her recommendation that “worthy.”

    That same week I think, I was playing music in the main pharmacy, early in the morning. Now, normally, Lisa doesn’t care for my musical choices (and wasn’t afraid to gently let me know . . .), but Weezer had just released the Teal album, which was a cover album filled with songs from the 80’s. I had never heard her sing along to music I was playing, but she was just singing and singing that day to all of the songs, and it made me really happy.

    Probably 2 weeks ago, a brand new nurse had made a mistake and had called down scared and looking for help. Lisa very gently and kindly walked her through what to do, and again very gently gave her some very wise advice and perspective.

    Today was the first day I’ve been at work since she passed, and already, as word has trickled out, I have talked to numerous people from other departments that were so shocked and devastated at her loss and recounted how touched they have been by her presence here.

    Lisa and I talked often of faith and church, and often of what really matters in life, when you can take a moment and step back and look at the big picture. I think the only thing that has brought me any comfort since she has passed is knowing that she deeply loved the Lord, and that she has entered into her reward with him, in the already-but-not-yet. I look forward to seeing her there again.

    To Randi, Calli, and Courtney—words can’t express how sick we are for you guys. Lisa was larger than life for us at Skyline, so I can’t imagine what she meant to you all. I can tell you that she adored all of you and spoke of you often. Nobody has ever met Lisa Hardy Brooks and not known who Randi is and what Calli and Courtney are up to currently. She was so proud of all of you, and you brought her so much joy. To Randi, I have enjoyed so much getting to sit with you and Lisa during the work outings that you guys have been a part of; it was always a highlight of the evening. I can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt that Lisa loved her job at Skyline, and she loved being around us. She would often say how you just couldn’t beat what we do with the people we do it with at Skyline. I hope you know that the time spent away from you, we did our best to love her and provide a happy, joyous work environment. I am especially happy I got to talk to her briefly on this past Saturday and Sunday.

    My wife and I are praying for you all, please don’t be a stranger.

    “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Lisa, thank you for running a “worthy” race. We love you and will miss you terribly.

    Love, Burton and Lauren Saunders

    • Shannon Jones
      February 22, 2019 8:25 pm

      Thanks for your Lisa-isms… Obviously you knew and loved her as much as we did at Kroger! You’re now a legacy, we’ve spoke of this message many times already, what a great memory of the Lisa we all knew and loved!

  6. Stanley
    February 19, 2019 9:03 pm

    To Linda and Lori. I was so stunned when I heard the news. I still see her as young and full of life. I will always have fond memories of high school says. God bless the whole family and may he hold you all in his hands at this time. Stanley

  7. Tresa Wells (Kissiar)
    February 19, 2019 9:48 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with my friend Linda and her family…

  8. Haile Mezghebe
    February 19, 2019 11:13 pm

    Lisa and I loved to talk about our children and about traveling. She loved to talk about Calli and Courtney and was so proud of them. I felt privileged when she would share their pictures with me. She New I had been to Spain when my daughter was in a study abroad program there and would ask me about places to visit when she goes to visit Calli. She would often ask me to bring my passport so that she can see where I have been. I had been looking forward to hear about her Spain experience . Now, I hear the shocking news about her sudden and untimely passing. It is hard to process that she will not be there making rounds with the team and keeping us calm in her motherly kind away. I will miss her. To Calli, Courtney, Randi and the rest of the family, I pray that God give you strength to deal with your loss.

  9. Joan Zimmerle
    February 19, 2019 11:57 pm

    Randi, Calli, and Courtney. I’m so saddened about your loss. Whenever I would run into Lisa it was always a pleasure to have a casual conversation with her…she was always so easy to talk to. Lisa loved her family and was so proud of Calli and Courtney. My prayers to you all during this time.

  10. vickie.moyers
    February 20, 2019 8:25 am

    Love and prayers for the Hardy family. They were very loved here in Wickliffe.

  11. Joe Tietyen
    February 20, 2019 9:01 am

    I am very sorry and shocked about the news. Linda, Lori and their mother are very dear friends that I grew up with. My prayers go out to all of your families. I’m sorry I won’t be able to attend in person, but will be there in spirit.

  12. Shelly Moss Stigall
    February 20, 2019 9:04 am

    To process sudden loss comes in many stages and emotions. Lisa will always be remembered as one who loved life and laughed big. We shared so many treasured memories from her adventure as a life guard, (if the BCCC Pool could talk) as Debate partners, Debate camp and movie fans. We went to see Gone With The Wind and set in the balcony of the old Columbia comparing the book versus the movie. I am so very thankful that she and Randi attended our 40th class reunion in September. My love and hugs to her entire family during the days ahead. She loved beyond measure.

  13. Angela Smith
    February 20, 2019 9:57 am

    Lisa, my heart aches for your earthly departure. But, today in my heart, I celebrate your homegoing. I will truly miss our talks in the hallways of Skyline Medical Center about our Kentucky Wildcats. To find someone who shares the same excitement and love you do for a team was so refreshing and that’s what Lisa was to me, refreshing. She was a kind soul and made me feel so inclusive when pharmacy needed help with running medications to the floor. She baked cookies for the pharmacy staff & invited me over to share in the treats. I was not surprised that the treats were served on a University of Kentucky serving plate. My prayers go out to her family and she will be forever remembered. I can sing quietly “Oh the sun shines bright on my old Kentucky girl!”

  14. Sandy and Dirk Wiley
    February 20, 2019 12:23 pm

    Dirk and I will miss Lisa so much..
    There was never a time that I saw Lisa, that she didn’t stop to speak or just ask about family , she always had time for you!
    Lisa loved so many..and we loved her too. Praying for Randi, Calli and Courtney, and family.

  15. Mike and Lyne Miller
    February 20, 2019 12:55 pm

    We are so stunned by the loss of Lisa and it going to leave a huge hole not having her in our life. Somehow, even through the grief, I can hardly think of Lisa and not smile a little. She was so full of joy and happiness and it somehow makes me feel just a little better knowing how well she lived. If there is a Disney in Heaven I’m sure she’s there now. Lyne and I will miss her so dearly. All our love and prayers are with you.

  16. Terri (Clouser) Marshall
    February 20, 2019 4:45 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My love and prayers for everyone.

  17. Becky (McKendree) Marglin
    February 20, 2019 5:39 pm

    Linda and Family I am so sorry to hear about Lisa. I will never forget the Hardy girls from BCHS. Paul and I love in Nashville we are here if you need anything. Home people stick together even when we are not at home. Our thoughts are with you all.

  18. Virginia “Ginny” Laarz
    February 20, 2019 6:47 pm

    Lisa was a very sweet & loving person to everyone she met. Bill and I wish we could be there for her celebration of life service. Please know that all of her family is in our prayers.

  19. Shelly
    February 20, 2019 6:55 pm

    So sorry for the Loss our HEARTS just ache over the sudden passing of your loved one she will be truly missed. Keeping the family in Prayer.. Forever in Our Heavenly Fathers Arms

    Shelly
    Telemetry Skyline

  20. Kristie Guthrie
    February 20, 2019 7:41 pm

    I dare say there was never a better person than Lisa. It was a privilege to have known her. Our church won’t be the same without her. Always pitching in…it didn’t matter if it was volunteering in the children’s area or taking out the garbage, she did it with a smile on her face. She was always a delight. I will miss her here on earth but rejoice that she is with her Lord and Savior. Godspeed, Lisa…I look forward to the day I see you again.
    To Randi, Callie, Courtney, Linda, Steve, Ryan, Andrew, and all her family, I am truly so sorry for your loss. Many prayers and caring thoughts are being sent up on your behalf.

  21. Sydney Mallard
    February 20, 2019 7:52 pm

    My love for your family is so great. Wish I could be in Tennessee at this time. I love you all.

  22. Becky Wildharber Jones
    February 20, 2019 9:28 pm

    Randi, so sorry for your loss. I remember all our good times at the Ballard Co. Country Club pool. Prayers for your family.

  23. Carol Dawn and Tommy Draper
    February 20, 2019 9:32 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Always loved all you girls. You will all be in our prayers!

  24. Allyson Woosley
    February 20, 2019 9:38 pm

    There are no words to express the mark Lisa left on our lives and how much she will be missed ! What I do know is she was welcomed by the.Savior who said well done my good and faithful servant . What a special lady you were you will be missed greatly !

  25. Casandra Wolkowicz
    February 20, 2019 10:47 pm

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Lisa was great at keeping others grounded. She will be missed dearly.

  26. Fran
    February 21, 2019 1:41 am

    I messaged you when I first found Linda.I too, remember Lisa as vibrant:-vibrant,loving and full of life. But, She is HOME with our Lord God

  27. The Richeson’s
    February 21, 2019 6:21 am

    Prayers to you Randi, Calli and Courtney during this most diffficult time. We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet wife and mother Lisa. May God wrap his arms around your family and surround you with comfort from family and friends during this time. Courtney , we are here for you and remain your second home here in Lexington. Love and deepest sympathy. Mike, Jill, Callie and Bailey Richeson

  28. Eduardo Soares and family
    February 21, 2019 6:23 am

    Our dear sister Lisa Hardy Brooks will always be in our hearts. Your family is our family. All these years we were together we always saw a heart that loved serving God and serving people. Always so thoughtful and caring for us. Her heart was always dedicated to the family. An amazing friend. We will always miss you. You planted so many seeds that will bloom in our country, Brazil. We will forever miss you. May God comfort our hearts, this is such a loss. You are so special to us, I don’t think words can actually describe. We love you.

  29. Victoria Vaughn
    February 21, 2019 9:06 am

    Lisa Lisa Lisa, My heart aches behind this shocking news. It just all seems so unreal. You had the biggest heart and your presence filled the room with joy. It was such a blessing getting to know you and for that I am forever grateful. I will miss the meatballs(gosh they were so good), cookies, prayer bars(YES they were amazing), chocolate cake, home made pickles(best ever), pork tenderloin, party planning, but most of all I will miss your presence. There is definitely a huge void now that you are gone.
    Randi, Cali, Courtney and the entire family HOLD ON TO GODS UNCHANGING HAND! God received another beautiful Angel. I know this will be rough for each of you but just stay strong for one another, be there for each other, pray, and remember the life of Lisa. She will forever hold a special place in my heart. I miss you Lisa but I know you will be smiling down on us sis-

    Victoria Vaughn

    “Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there; I did not die.”

  30. Paul Scott
    February 21, 2019 9:14 am

    Lisa Brooks, you were truly an amazing person in many,many ways You were an inspiration to so many of us who knew you well. I would always look forward to those mornings at Skyline, when you were my 6am relief pharmacist. Even in those brief times, you always had a positive attitude, a kind thought, always wanting to know about kids and family, always with a genuine, caring, and unselfish heart. My heart is very heavy as a write this, but I know, without doubt, that you are in a better place now. A place called heaven, where there is no pain and no sadness. A place where I will one day see you again. To Randi and the entire family, know that Lisa was loved beyond measure by many, and her impact on those lives will live on. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  31. Rick and Janelle Useton
    February 21, 2019 9:55 am

    My heart is broken for the family but I and So many
    Is Blessed to have met her in our lives. When I was
    Going thru cancer and she was such a great support
    For me seeing her at Kroger’s pharmacy.
    Rick and I was so lucky to run into you a short
    While back at the Mexican restaurant.
    I know the pain is so bad but what a Blessing to
    Have Lisa on this earth for a short time.
    Prayers for strength!🙏🏻💔

  32. Jennifer Crain
    February 21, 2019 9:56 am

    Our hearts are truly broken for your family but we are rejoicing knowing that you are with your heavenly father. Lisa was always so kind to our family. My son, Josh played team tennis with her sweet daughters and we loved the time we spent with them. My daughter, Brittani worked with Lisa at Skyline and always mentioned that Lisa was so kind and always asking about how our family was doing. Prayers for her sweet family that they will find peace knowing they will see her again in heaven. Deepest Sympathies from the Crain Family.

  33. Keena Miller
    February 21, 2019 10:49 am

    So sorry for your loss. I have great memories of Lisa at BMHS and the country club. Also, she nurtured me through some tough times while she was at MSU and I was still at PCC. So glad she was able to come to our reunion last fall.
    I pray for peace and comfort for all of those that loved her. She will be missed greatly!

  34. Robbie Brinkley
    February 21, 2019 6:05 pm

    Lisa was a wonderful person. We talked last week when she came into Kroger to shop. I always asked about the girls. Lisa was so proud of them. My heart goes out to her family at this very sad occasion. My prayers are with you. Robbie Brinkley 😢

  35. Robbie Brinkley
    February 21, 2019 6:14 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Lisa was a wonderful person who was always jovial and smiling. I will truly miss her. My prayers to the family.

  36. The Newells
    February 21, 2019 10:31 pm

    Dear Randi, Calli and Courtney—please know we are praying for you and asking God to give you strength, hope, courage and peace that surpasses all human understanding. When I think of Lisa, I think of love, light, and laughter. She was so warm to everyone she met from the first greeting. You are a special family and you share a love that is so obvious and so deeply rooted in one another—and that is forever. Your obituary and video are an amazing tribute to her. I know she is so proud. Sending our heartfelt condolences and sympathy, Mark, Susan, Eric and Allison Newell

  37. Kim Howard
    February 21, 2019 11:01 pm

    I am truly sorry for your loss. I loved the time I spent with alias at MHMS. I know you will alll miss her and look forward to the day you can wrap your arms around her again. In the meantime Jesus has her in his arms.

  38. Tammy sanders
    February 22, 2019 5:28 am

    I will miss you until we meet again. You always were so kind and worried about all of us and how our families were doing. I will miss all your funny little sayings and seeing you at 6am with that giant smile that would light up any room. Praying for your sweet family and everyone your big heart touched see ya later sista❤️

  39. Tim Shockley
    February 22, 2019 8:51 am

    Lisa was my first cousin for nearly six decades. Growing up, I saw Lisa and her sisters often, but hadn’t in recent years due to the great distances in which we lived. But, when we did see each other at family functions, whether joyous or sad, I could always depend on Lisa’s honesty, integrity and great sense of humor. It saddens me greatly that my wife and I cannot be there with her family to see her one last time, but I am comforted in knowing she is with God now and reunited with her father, Fred. Lisa, I will love and miss you forever.

  40. Monica Giles Lindsey
    February 22, 2019 9:54 am

    I have such fond memories of Lisa(and all you girls) growing up in church and at the country club. She had a contagious laugh and heart of gold. I’m so very sorry for your huge loss. Prayers to all.

  41. Monica Giles Lindsey
    February 22, 2019 10:11 am

    I have such fond memories of Lisa(and all you girls) growing up in church and at the country club. She had a contagious laugh and heart of gold. To all the family, I’m so very sorry for your huge loss. Prayers for all.

  42. SWATI PATEL
    February 22, 2019 11:39 pm

    Lisa, I am so grateful that our paths crossed and for the time we shared. Your nurturing ways and giving heart was something I have always admired. You have most definitely left an impact on me and will be remembered fondly. I will miss you my friend! I know you are at peace and in that I find comfort. Love ya, Sis!

  43. Tracy Stakelbeck
    February 23, 2019 10:57 am

    I worked with Lisa a good bit at Kroger Goodlettsville and on the clinical side some. I echo so much of what Burton said in an earlier post. Lisa was the “Real Deal!” I was always made to feel comfortable and validated, I always knew what her husband and girls were up to the day I worked, and I always got a newsflash of the food available in the area at lunchtime! She had a positive spin on most everything, even calling the messages, or counsel notes on prescriptions, “love notes.” Her generous soul also helped make it possible for our inner-City church in Nashville to hold a Vacation Bible School by donating all the decorations that had been used at her church for the same VBS program a couple of weeks prior. Lisa really seeked to understand people. People mattered to her. This is what being around her was like. I am grateful to have known her and received some of her kindness. Praying for all of her family.

  44. Kaitlyn Haynes
    February 24, 2019 10:54 am

    Dear Lisa,

    What a true joy and example you were to me during the short-time I had the wonderful opportunity to work with you at Skyline. I will never forget our pharmacy resident banquet at the beginning of the year. I immediately went up to you and Mr. Randi and talked for what seemed like hours. You were the kind of person I could talk with about anything. You graciously welcomed the two new girls (Lauren and I) into the Skyline family and made us feel like one of your own. You always encouraged us and were a calming voice when we didn’t know what to do. I remember you were the first pharmacist I worked with during my first clinical rotation as a new pharmacist on the floor. I was so overwhelmed, but you assured me “it’s going to be okay girl!” and you were ALWAYS right; it was okay. I constantly found re-assurance in your presence and by your words. The most important thing about you is that your character reflected your unwavering faith in Jesus, which is something I loved most about you and admired. Being a young pharmacist right out of school, I had expressed many times to you about fear of the future and worry about what I was supposed to do with my life next. Just last week you told me not to worry, because God has a plan and if I know that he has a plan I have NOTHING to worry about. I will never forget that for the rest of my career and life. Thank you for loving me so well and pouring into my life.

    To Mr. Randi, Calli and Courtney:
    I will be continuing to pray deeply and fervently for you and your family. Lisa was a one-of-a-kind person as you know and everyone loved her deeply. Her life made an impact on mine in so many ways. What a blessing the legacy she has left behind on this earth, but how great is her reward in heaven. God is always with you; I pray for his deepest comfort in your lives.

    Love,

    Kaitlyn Haynes

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