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Pixley Funeral Home

322 West University Drive, Rochester, MI

OBITUARY

Anisa L. King

November 24, 1970July 5, 2019
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Anisa Lanette King, age 48, of Rochester, Michigan, passed away Friday July 5, 2019.

Anisa was born in Almont, Michigan on November 24, 1970. She attended Rochester High School and lived in Auburn Hills for many years. Anisa worked as a waitress at many restaurants in the Rochester area over the years. She also loved to garden and took up work at Foglers Greenhouse as often as she could.

Anisa loved her children and grandchildren. She also loved to host what she called “mis-fit” holidays. She invited people she knew did not have family to join her family during the holidays. Dancing and music were also her joy.

Anisa is survived by her children Bianca King, Brandon Dunn, and Arika Dunn; grandchildren Jayla Lay, Jasmin King, and Koda King; and her sister Jessica (Kenny) Kassab. She was predeceased by her loving grandmother Frances Vaneda King.

Anisa’s family will welcome all for a visitation on Monday July 8th from 3-8 pm with a sharing of memories service at 7pm at Pixley Funeral Home, located at 322 W. University Drive in downtown Rochester.

  • FAMILY

  • Bianca King, Daughter
  • Brandon Dunn, Son
  • Arika Dunn, Daughter
  • Jayla Lay, Grandchild
  • Jasmin King, Grandchild
  • Koda King, Grandchild
  • Jessica (Kenny) Kassab, Sister
  • Frances Vaneda King, Grandmother (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Sharing of Memories Monday, July 8, 2019

Memories

Anisa L. King

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Lonnie Jaynes

July 9, 2019

Yesterday cancer forced me to say "Goodbye" to the only woman I've ever known who matched my spirit and vibe like she was created for me personally. Anisa was my faithful and true mate. She made me smile from my deepest soul. Her laugh healed every past disappointment that I ever had. She hated the thought of drama and chose the quiet over the chaos. She LOVED her garden and her flowerbeds and found so much satisfaction in her bountiful yields. It broke my heart last fall when she began to weaken to the point that she could no longer work in and enjoy her outside hobbies and passions. It has been a grueling year watching my Love struggle and fight so hard against such a merciless enemy of health and contentment...but fight she did. I tried to fight with her...as MANY of you did as well...but in the end she was forced to succumb to the disease. Her Light is now released...no longer contained and confined to a physical frame...no longer limited to time and space. Her spirit has touched many people. I was SO moved to see so many people filling the room on a Monday night in Rochester to pay last respects to my beautiful Queen.

Thank you to each person who attended.
Thank you to each person who sent condolences and prayers.
Thank you to each person who visited her the past year.
Thank you to everyone who provided a meal.
Thank you to each soul who reached out in love to us.

Thank you sweet Anisa for loving me.

Cyndi Boelter

July 8, 2019

I wish I could be there today celebrating the life of this amazing woman..
Anisa was nothing but love and kindness. It's been an absolute honor and privileged to have been a small part of her life. When I met Anisa, about 8 years ago, I was going through a rough patch. She was instantly kind and caring towards me, giving me advice and just truly being a wonderful friend.. Her happiness was contagious, she'd brighten every room that she entered and I know she's up there doing the same. This world sure could use a lot more Anisa's. ❤️

Mechelle Bertollini

July 8, 2019

One of my fondest memories is of us putting your garden in. I was so excited to help you plan and build your garden. Every garden I ever touch you will always be with me.

Meagan DeGrand

July 8, 2019

Aunt Nisa was my second mom. She took me to my first concert, for Arika's birthday- Aaron Carter's Aaron's Party tour (thank you 5th grade), inspired me in the art of life-long friendships, and shared with me a priceless moment at my uncle's wedding. That night also, I brought my first girlfriend to meet my family. Anisa adored her, encouraged me to be fearless in the face of conservative family members, and acted as the captain our ship for the evening, through that ocean of questionable glances.

Aunt Nisa was always around even when she wasn't, since my mom's parrot always screamed her name, sure to remind us "Anisa's a hottie!". Whenever I see a suspicious, huge grey van, I think of her. And now, every frog croak is a song about love, too. I love you. Thank you.

Sherry Ryan

July 8, 2019

It will never be the same without your beautiful smile. You are so loved by everybody who had the pleasure of meeting you. Rest sweet girl, you deserve it. We will watch after your babies and Lonnie.
Fly little wings, fly <3

Bret Brunette

July 8, 2019

About 15 years ago I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Anisa each Tuesday evening after golf. We started to become good friends and eventually rented a condo together. This woman thought it was hilarious that I had an ironing board and watched music videos.
Honestly and straight from my heart, which is broken... She was an amazing person. She was so sweet and hard at the same time. She friended me and is the reason I have the life I have. It was our friendship that was the reason I met and started a friendship with you, which of course led me to the love of my life.
She was a big part of my life and where I ended up. Im very thankful for her and I just hope she realized that. There will always be a spot in my heart for her ❤️
I love you Anisa...

Jessica Kassab

July 8, 2019

My one and only💔 my heart will never be the same without you. Life changed for everyone the day your battle started and you fought one hell of a fight with so many supporters along the way. I cried so many nights in fear of losing my sister and now that you’re gone I wonder how I’ll manage to live without you. I have moments when I pull it together, but then I see your children and grandchildren and the pain becomes so unbearable I wish you could have taken me with you. As hard as it was I’m so grateful I got to be there with Lonnie and your 3 children when you decided enough is enough and took your final breath, because I know that’s exactly how you wanted it.
You had a life full of friends and family who loved you so much and even though I did everything I could to help, it just wasn’t enough. I wanted to protect you like you did me all those years. When we went to the doctors or chemo and I would break down,cry and tell you how sorry I was that this happened and how I wished I could be a better support system for you, you would then hug me or pat my shoulder and say you’ll be ok, I know you can do this. Of course I would start laughing because that’s what you did, you always made sure I was ok and you didn’t want me to worry. I couldn’t have asked for a better sister and no matter what we went through in life, together or separately our love stayed strong. It was a bond that could not be broken💞
You never gave up, you stayed strong even though I watched cancer drain the happiness from you day to day BUT cancer could not and can not steal the shine you brought into my life and the life of so many others. From your beginning to your end, you deserved better💔Anisa I’m so sorry I couldn’t make it stop, I’m so sorry I couldn’t take the pain away. So once again you are in charge of looking over your little sister and honestly I couldn’t ask for a more beautiful angel.
Till we meet again 💕
I love you

Jackie Bowerman

July 7, 2019

Anisa and I met working at the Hamlin Pub and were friends instantly. Our foul mouths and knack for speaking our minds bonded us from the start. We ended up living seconds from each other and spent so much time just hanging out and talking. She was a free spirit, a wonderful mommy, and a true friend. She had such a kind heart, she was so honest (sometimes too😉), and her laugh was infectious. I feel so blessed I got to have her in my life as long as I did, and will remember those moments and laughs forever. Fly high beautiful angel...watch over those babies❤❤

JoAnne Miller

July 7, 2019

I have so many memories of her it would be impossible to pick a favorite. Her laughter has been the soundtrack to so many of my favorite memories. I will miss that hackle filling the room for the rest of my life. She taught me many things a few of them being a shared love of plants, flowers and vegetables, what makes a pasta salad really great, why brown sugar just makes sense in red sauces, a work ethic even if we went a little too hard the night before, and most importantly, how to love people fiercely and don’t miss an opportunity to tell them exactly how you feel. Her friendship will be one of the greatest treasures of my life. From the bottom of my heart, I am so sorry for your loss Lonnie, Jessica and Kenny, Bianca and Matt, Brandon, Arika, Jayla, Jasmine, Koda and all of her family and circle of influence that she was so prominent in. She is simply unforgettable ❤️

Cheryl Cathcart

July 7, 2019

Anisa King gone but never to be forgotten
💔. Her contagious laugh, infectious smile, huge heart, courageous spirit and undying love for Lonnie Jaynes will live on in every flower 🌸 that blooms, vegetable 🍅 garden that flourishes and little frog 🐸 that stops by to visit us. May you rest in peace my friend. 💜 Thoughts and prayers are with Lonnie and her family at this most difficult time. She fought the good fight like a true warrior.

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