Lisa Gomer Deatherage

March 28, 1955January 9, 2019

Lisa C. Gomer, age 63, passed away at her home in La Porte, Texas surrounded by her family and loved ones after a long battle with cancer. Born on March 28, 1955 in San Angelo to Joe Gomer and Vivian (Lewis) Gomer. The Gomers, including mom’s older sister, Jo Davis, moved to their lifelong home in La Porte, Texas in 1956. Lisa truly loved her home here in La Porte, creating lifelong friendships, attending St. John’s Episcopal church, and working at her father’s pharmacy.

Lisa loved to care for people and nurture everyone around her. She treasured her role as a mother, as an aunt, and as a grandmother more than anything else in the world. As a truly inspired cook, Lisa could eyeball a recipe and experiment to create something truly special and outstanding – from award winning gumbo to out-of-this-world chicken and dumplings. Her capacity for love was without limit and unconditional. Lisa had a vibrant personality with a cutting wit and an ability to make everyone laugh around her. She also was fiercely independent and vocal, unafraid to tell the truth even if it wasn’t something you wanted to hear. She loved to travel and explore, often preferring to cover countless states by train before ever stepping foot on an airplane.

She is survived by her devoted children: David A Deatherage, Jay B. Deatherage, and Laney Deatherage. Adored Aunt Nana to Kristen Davis and Grandmother Nina to Wyatt Barnett and Jayson Deatherage. Dear sister of Jo (Gomer) Davis, who together were known far and wide as The Gomer Girls. She is also survived by her father Joe Gomer. Pre-deceased by her mom Vivian Gomer, L.H. Gomer (Papaw), Stella Gomer (Mamaw), Don Lewis, her attentive uncle, and Ruby and Hubert Driscal, beloved grandparents.

The family will hold a private ceremony at St. John’s Episcopal church and will be buried at the Forest Park East Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to a charity of your choice.

We are so grateful to the MD Anderson Cancer Center and Harbor Hospice for all the care and love they poured into our beloved mom, aunt, and daughter during her sickness.


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Beverly Rose

January 16, 2019

I met Lisa when I began working at Tuboscope. From the first day I felt like I had known her forever. She was bundle of energy, had a quick wit, a mischievous smile and the most wonderful laugh.
I am truly fortunate to have known her.

My thoughts and prayers are with Lisa's family.

Gary Billings

January 14, 2019

Employed NOV Tuboscope

Renee Staska

January 13, 2019

I remember when Lisa and her children moved in three houses down. She brought Laney down to our house and introduced themselves...from that moment on it was a great time being neighbors. We had a lot of great talks and fun times watching our kiddos grow up. Erica and Laney we’re together almost every day. When we moved from the neighborhood she told me she couldn’t come down to say bye because she didn’t want to cry. Laney, David, Jay, Mr Gomer, Jo, Kristen and Wyatt y’all are in my thoughts and prayers❤️

Jeannie Vinson

January 13, 2019

Lisa was a wonderful coworker I had the pleasure knowing and working with at Tuboscope. I send my condolences to her family and friends as she will missed by so many of Tuboscope family. May God give you comfort and strength through the days to come.

Oh Heavenly Father watch over and be with Lisa’s family embrace them with your love and comfort in their time of need. Bless them oh father as I know you will. You are a good and loving and generous God. Amen

David Higginbotham

January 13, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Lisa at Tuboscope for almost 10 years and I was blessed with her friendship. She was always a great help at any time you needed it. She will be greatly missed. I believe she has a great place in Heaven.

Linda Barnett Riley

January 13, 2019

I’ve known Lisa since 1959 or thereabouts. We played together and she was always “Rosamund” while Jo and I had not so glamorous play names. Sometimes, when things got boring, we would stand at the edge of our respective driveways and throw rocks across the street at each other. If it threatened to escalate, Vivian would come out and put a stop to it. I remember riding bikes up and down Meadowlawn. I met my future husband at her house in Shoreacres over forty years ago. We had many good times together. I remember when her hair was below her hips and when she got it cut to shoulder length, her headaches went away. I remember when we were both diagnosed with MVP at the same time-she always gave me advice and calmed my fears. Oh yes, I remember. . .

Erica Staska

January 13, 2019

I don’t even know where to begin. She was like my second mom growing up laney and I were inseparable. I remember Laney and I going to work with her and tagging along to maw and daddy joes house. All the crazy things we put her through growing up and her being there for us through it all. My heart hurts and I can’t thank God enough for putting Lisa and Laney and the family into my life. All the great memories. I’m glad she’s in a better place with our Heavenly Father my prayers are with the family. Love you all

Sarah Harris

January 12, 2019

Mrs. Lisa was one of the strongest and most independent women I have ever met in my life. Her three children are so blessed to have her as their mom. Her home was an open door to all, and her opinions were always honest and genuinely out of love. She raised her children to be incredible adults, who could stand on their own two feet and take responsibility for their own actions and lives, this world Lost a beautiful soul and heaven gained one. I have a feeling when we all get to heaven we will find her in a lawn chair on a front porch with Maw enjoying every moment. My heart goes out to the entire Deatherage family. We are beyond sorry for your loss, our thought and prayers are with you all.

martha mulhausen

January 12, 2019

Growing up & having Lisa & Jo Allison run out to the front yard screaming & twirling in circles! i thought it was cool. Also Mrs. Gomer calling Lisa when she got upset, 'Lisa Carol'!

Lisa Rayburn- Kern

January 12, 2019

I have so many memories of Lisa and her entire family. One of my first jobs was working at Gomer’s pharmacy- Lisa, Dennis, Penny and I used to take turns driving the delivery car to deliver prescriptions. Even Mr. Gomer’s Dad would come in and help! We shared many happy times working together. My sister Patti had the benefit of learning how to make Lisa’s special lasagna recipe. We still enjoy that recipe today. This world is a better place today because of love and service this family has shown. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Shared with love- Cathy Rayburn- Kern