MONTICELLO Lisa Dawn Avery, born in North Little Rock on May 10, 1958, passed away November 14, 2011, at her home in Monticello, Ark. after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 53.

MONTICELLO Lisa Dawn Avery, born in North Little Rock on May 10, 1958, passed away November 14, 2011, at her home in Monticello, Ark. after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 53.

Lisa spent over 30 years breeding, raising and showing Great Danes and was a partner in LJs Danehill Kennel in Monticello. Her dogs were one of the most fulfilling parts of her life. She was also a Nuclear Medical Technician. Her spiritual life was influenced by the Fountain of Life Church in Monticello.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Avery and Lula Jean Avery.

Survivors include her life partner and business partner, Jerilynn Parish of Monticello; two brothers, Michael Avery and wife, Carol of North Little Rock and Stephen Avery and wife, E. J. of LaGrange, Ga.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel. Burial in Rest Hills Memorial Park Cemetery in North Little Rock.

Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials to: American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd, Rockville, Md. 20850.

Online Guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.