January 10, 1969 - November 27, 2021
Mrs. Lisa Franklin Underwood transitioned unexpectedly to heaven on November 27, 2021, at Riverside Regional Medical Center with family at her side. She was born on January 10, 1969, in Newark, New Jersey to the late Marcia Franklin and Norman Dorch. She precedes in death her beloved husband Thomas L. Underwood; parents Marica Franklin and Norman Dorch, her sister Nicole Franklin, and her brother Maurice Franklin. She was a graduate of Barringer High School in Newark, New Jersey. Seeking a better life, she and her children moved to Virginia in 1998. Two years later, she met the love of her life Thomas. They quickly created a life together and married in 2008. She was employed by Hampton Newport News Community Service Board as a Community Service Associate for both the Day Program and Residential Program for the last five years. She took pride in caring for people who were unable to care for themselves. Lisa had a passion for crocheting and diamond art. She had a smile that brighten a room and a bubbling personality to match. She enjoyed hanging out with her children whether it was going out to eat, getting the "tea", watching movies, or getting her nails done with her daughter. Lisa especially took pride in being "Baby" to her grandson. She leaves to cherish her precious memories to her daughter and best friend Sayshell Freeman, two sons Dwight and Elijah Harrington all of Newport News; her stepdaughter Patrice Knox of Hampton; her grandchildren Christian Minor, Da'Naudia Knox, Sarah Thompson, Dwayne Barrett, and Dwan Barrett; her sister Kelly Franklin of Newport News; brothers Gregory Franklin of Newport News and Terrance (Karen) Franklin of Richmond, VA along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mrs. Lisa Franklin Underwood transitioned unexpectedly to heaven on November 27, 2021, at Riverside Regional Medical Center with family at her side. She was born on January 10, 1969, in Newark, New Jersey to the late Marcia Franklin and Norman... View Obituary & Service Information
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