Lisa Dianne Maliska passed away Thursday, Feb. 21 at her residence. She was 38. She was a native of Florida, was raised in Hayesville, North Carolina, where she was a 1998 graduate of Hayesville High School. Lisa had attended University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she was a heptathlete. She lived in Dajiangyan, China for seven years, where she taught at Guangya School. Lisa taught English to diverse ethnic groups at Brenau University with ON Language. She pursued education all of her life, obtaining various degrees from several universities, including Brenau. Lisa was an encourager to all and an advisor to many. She chased her dreams and pursued her passions all over the world and encouraged others to do the same, expressing her devotion to God in everything she did.
The full obituary and online guest register is available at https://www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com/index.php/obituaries/2019-lisa-dianne-maliska.