Piedmont community remembers Laura Lisk

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ASHEBORO, N.C. — Pink ribbons are on homes, businesses and street signs across Asheboro.

A sign of solidarity to remember Asheboro-native Laura Lisk.

Lisk, 22, died Sunday from injuries she sustained in a car accident.

She was traveling back to Charlotte, where she attended college, after spending Thanksgiving with family.

“I think most of our community is still in shock,” said David Smith, mayor of Asheboro and friend of the Lisk family.

“If you’re involved in any community activities in this community, it’s hard not to know the Lisk family,” Smith said.

Family friend Tammy Lamason wanted something visible to represent Laura’s impact on the many lives she touched and the community’s support for her family.

Lamason decided to hang a pink bow, Laura’s favorite color, outside the door of her business.

“I wanted people to remember when they saw the bow to pray for them. Lift them up in prayer,” Lamason said.

After posting on social media what the bow outside her business represents, citizens and fellow business owners were inspired to do the same.

Although most of the ribbons are a shade of hot pink, two light pink ribbons were on wreaths outside the doors of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd where Lisk was a member.

The Reverend Joe Mitchell, Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, does not know who placed them there, but says it just speaks to how much Lisk and her family mean to the church and to so many who have relationships with them.

“You’re seeing a community try to emulate the very love that they saw in her,” he said.

A celebration of life service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.

It’s located at 505 Mountain Road in Asheboro.

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