Lisa Pickhardt Mann

September 24, 1956October 28, 2017
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Lisa Pickhardt Mann, 61, passed away peacefully at home early in the morning of October 28, 2017, surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Bernice Simmons of Gulfport, MS, and Robert Pickhardt of Los Gatos, CA, and was predeceased by her sister Kelly Simmons, also of Gulfport. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Daniel Mann, her beloved sons, Alex and Nicholas, and her sweet dog Shepherd. Lisa graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans and subsequently met her husband Daniel while working in the hospitality industry. Their careers evolved taking them to many different cities where they gathered close and lifelong friends. In Charlottesville, Lisa worked as the longtime Associate Head of School for Development at St. Anne’s-Belfield School, and most recently served as Director of Development at James Madison’s Montpelier. She was deeply dedicated to Montpelier and her valued colleagues there. A devoted mother, Lisa’s years in Charlottesville were filled with activities surrounding her boys’ lives. She held virtually every volunteer position at St. Anne’s-Belfield from auction worker to field trip chaperone to room mother. Outside the boys’ school, she served on the Women’s Committee and Martha’s Market at Martha Jefferson Hospital, and as a volunteer for CASA. Lisa was also an avid tennis player, a gardener, and a beach-lover. Above all, Lisa will be remembered for being a loving and devoted wife, mother, and friend to so many. She was unfailingly positive, selfless, and kind. She focused her energy on others and made the most of each day. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of the University of Virginia Medical Center for the loving care Lisa received there. Special thanks to Dr. Charles Landon, Dr. Tim Showalter, and Jana Briedis-Ruiz, who gave Lisa and her family so much love and support. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Lisa’s name to The Montpelier Foundation, 11350 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957. Service will be at Christ Episcopal Church, 120 High Street West, Charlottesville, VA at 3:00pm Monday, November 6, 2017.

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