Joan Fisher


Joan Fisher, 80, of Waco, Texas went home to the Lord on Sunday, Feb 7, 2016. In the presence of her loving family, she passed away after a painful battle with numerous health issues over the last 3 ½ years.

Visitation: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, Waco.

Celebration of Life Service: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 10:00AM at Western Heights Baptist Church, 6301 Bosque Blvd., Waco, Waco, with Rev. Kip Osborne, Minister Jordan Hubbard and Mr. Charles Thornal participating.

Burial: Mexia Cemetery

Joan was born Jan 6, 1936 in Mart. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Corville Lee Fisher; sons, Paul Comer of Dallas, Michael Fisher and wife Rachael of Los Angeles, CA and daughter, Lori Richardson and husband Bret of China Spring; grandchildren Joshua Comer and wife, Shelley, Candace Comer, Taylor Hyatt, Darcey Hyatt and Shia Fisher; great grandchildren Barrett Comer, Berkley Comer, Brady Comer and Channing Lee Hyatt and one brother Albert Nabors, Jr of Mexia, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by her precious loving mother, Cordie Ganzer and brother, John Nabors.

A member of Western Heights Baptist Church, Joan is grateful for the fellowship and support of The Sarah Class and knows that there will be a great reunion in heaven for all

Joan’s life work can be summarized in the most proud and brief description possible: being devoted to her children, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Collectively, they were her pride and joy. Never putting herself first, she was involved as a room mother, den mother, girl scouts, VBS, a shuttle mom for practice of every sport and activity, short order cook (the best chicken fried steak in the universe), expert last minute shopper, counselor, encourager and the greatest listener. She was the best in every category. Add to that, volunteering for Meals on Wheels. She was our angel on earth and is now an angel with our Lord in heaven.

The family wishes to thank the entire 4th floor staff at Providence and in particular Maria, Tammy and Kelley for their diligence and tenderness in providing comfort through these trying last days.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations should be sent to Mission Waco World at

You can only have one Mother
patient kind and true;
No other friend in all the world,
Will be the same to you.
When other friends forsake you,
To mother you will return,
For all her loving kindness,
She asks nothing in return.
As we look upon her picture,
Sweet memories we recall,
Of a face so full of sunshine,
And a smile for one and all.
Sweet Jesus, take this message,
To our Dear Mother up above;
Tell her how we miss her,
And give her all our love.

Author Unknown

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

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Condolence Messages

  1. Tracie Haenisch

    Lori and Family,
    I’m sorry to hear about your sweet mother’s passing. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Betty J. McCullough

    Joan was one of my dearest friends. We enjoyed playing cards and laughing and having a great time,. We talked about our children and grandchildren, which are dear to us both. I miss you, sweet friend, but we’ll all see you again one day. Love you, Joan.

  3. Teri & Luke Simpson

    Dearest C.L., Lori, Paul & Michael – With a heavy heart I send my condolences to you all. Joan was a treasure to all who were fortunate enough to know her. I can’t imagine how difficult this is for all of you and your families. We are praying for you, and for the lovely, kind, wonderful, funny, sweet, one and only JoJo. With love from Teri & Luke xo

  4. Robbie & EvanWallace

    Words cannot be spoken to describe what an amazing friend Joan was to me. Our weekly bridge games always contained shared moments about kids and grandkids. Joan had quite a sense of humor and always brought a smile to everyone she was around. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

  5. My deepest condolences on the loss of your sweet mother Joan. She was the nicest lady and was obviously devoted to her family with all her heart.
    Sending you prayers and support to your whole family.

  6. Dear Michael and family. I was very saddened to hear of the loss of your wonderful mother Joan. Sending you my deepest condolences at this difficult time.

  7. William & Dorothy McAadams

    Joan was a dear sweet lady! I know she will be greatly missed by her family but the memories will live on forever.
    Our love & prayers are with all of you.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Mac & Dorothy

  8. Don and Patti Davis

    Lori and family, Don and I are thinking and praying for you during this time. We both know how very hard it is to lose your Mom—knowing she is in a better place but still wanting to have her with us during this time we have on earth. We love you and pray for your comfort and peace. ❤️??❤️

  9. My prayers to the family of this great woman. I had the pleasure of knowing them and I know she will be missed greatly.

  10. Tracey Pack Upshaw, Lynn's daughter

    Lori and family, my deepest sympathy to you all. My mom loved Joan. I’m sure they are talking up a storm in Heaven now. So sorry Lori. I truly know the heartache and hole you feel in your soul. Loved her dearly!
    Prayers your way! Blessings and Prayers!
    God is always near to the brokenhearted and holds your hand through it.

  11. What a lovely and fitting tribute. I feel so honored to have grown up next door to this family.

  12. Jan and John Osborne

    We were so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. She held a special place in our hearts. We spent many hours sharing about our families. She was a Proverbs 31 woman and a blessing to us all. Our prayers are with her family for a peace that passes all understanding and the confidence of knowing you will see her again in the future.

    Jan and John Osborne

  13. Randy & Carolyn Scherer

    Dearest Families,
    Joan was one of the sweetest and kindest people we can think of. Each and every time we saw her through the years she was always there with a hug and warm hello. We are so sorry for your loss but rejoice that she is now in the arms of her Savior. Thinking and praying for you during this sad time.

  14. Joyce and Don Alanis

    I became acquainted with Joan when we served on the Bereavement Committee at Western Heights several years ago. I loved her sense of humor, and we always had a good time teasing and laughing as we worked in the kitchen.
    Corville and my husband were in the Partners SS class.
    We mourn her passing; yet rejoice knowing that Joan is safe at home in Heaven.
    We know your heart are hurting – our sympathy to all of the family.
    Peace and Prayers,
    Joyce and Don Alanis

  15. Stephanie (Parke) Mirage

    I am sadden to hear this news. Mrs Joan was a wonderful woman to my entire family. She used to work with my dad Steve Parke for many years and was always like a grandmother to me. She took me under her wing when I would go up there to work. She was always smiling and was just a joy to be around. I wish I could have told her what a wonderful person she was before it was too late.
    Love you Always and forever

  16. To the Fisher Family –
    We are so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. She was quite a woman — and sure lived life large and full of laughter. She was always so proud of all her family — and was a good buddy to my mom, Shirley Bolin. From her years at VanTran, Al has many, many special Joan stories and memories. May your many, many memories help you through this most difficult time. Our thoughts are with you — Ken and Nancy Kral

  17. Lori,
    So sorry for your loss. Will keep you and your family in or prayers

    Rosy Perez
    Meridian, Tx

  18. Dear C.L., Paul, Mike, Lori, and my children Josh and Candace,
    I write this with tears flowing. Joan was always such a great mother-in-law and even a friend after she was my mother-in-law. I am so sad that we couldn’t have had her here with us longer. She will be sorely missed. I pray for healing and comfort for all of you. I wish I could be there to say good-bye to Joan and say hello to all of you. May God Bless you all.
    Much Love,

  19. Susan Vick Godwin

    Lori and family,
    So sorry to hear about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
    God is your comfort!
    Susan Vick Godwin

  20. Kim and Madonna Turner

    Lori and Mike
    My mom and I were just talking about the Fisher family. We discussed how kind your Mother always was and how much she loved you. Heaven has opened its gates to a remarkable and cherished woman. The beautiful memories that you shared will remain treasured until you meet again. We love you.

  21. Margaux Thomann Barens

    Dear Michael and family,
    I am so, so sorry to hear about your loss. I heard so much about her throughout the years from Teri…how lovely and kind she was. I am thinking of all of you at this difficult time.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  22. Joan was a sweet lady. She will be deeply missed by all. I enjoyed getting to know her and hearing about all of her family. So sorry for y’alls loss, y’all are in my prayers.

    Erin Starling
    Design Team

  23. Thank you for the opportunity to care for Mrs. Fisher.
    You all are in our thought and prayers.

    Audie Williams
    Providence Hospice

  24. Dear Mr. Fisher & family,
    I am so very sorry to learn of Joan’s passing. She was a beautiful woman in so many ways and so very sweet and kind! In the short time I knew her it was obvious that she loved her family dearly! My prayers are with you all!

    Lin Carter
    (formerly Visiting Angels)

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