Lisa Kay Alverson Fair, MD, entered her heavenly home into the arms of Jesus on February 27, 2024, after a brief stay at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, N.C.

Lisa was born on November 6, 1962, to James Dewitt and Mildred Greenway Alverson in Mooresville, N.C. She graduated first in her class from Mooresville High School in 1981, and then attended North Carolina State University, graduating in 1985 with a double major in Zoology and Education. She was one of the first women to be a manager on the NCSU men’s basketball team and was the proud owner of a National Championship pendant for the Wolfpack victory in 1983. She was then accepted to medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with her MD in 1989. She completed her residency at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville between 1989 and 1993. That year she joined Meadors & Goodson, PA, in Statesville, N.C., becoming the first female OB-GYN in Statesville. She was one of the original shareholders when Piedmont HealthCare was formed in June 1996.

Lisa married Rev. Leonard Fair in 1990, and they adopted three children: Samuel, Andrew, and Anna. She retired from medicine in 2017. In 2023, she became a proud “Mimi” to Carter Andrews, Anna’s son. The Fairs were residing in Ashe County when she became ill and entered Hospice Care. She is survived by her husband Leo; and children, Samuel (best friend Camry Neely), Andrew (girlfriend Madison Wallace), and Anna (boyfriend Chase Andrew); and grandson Carter. She is also survived by her sister, Lois Ann Williams (John); niece Elizabeth Shaffer; nephews, Jonathan and David; and in-laws, Owen and Faye Fair.

The family will receive friends at the Heritage House of Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, 494 E. Plaza Drive in Mooresville on Friday, March 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. A Celebration of Life service will be on Saturday, March 2, at 2 p.m. at Monticello Methodist Church, 308 Island Ford Road in Statesville. Rev. Gary Camp of Rose Chapel Global Methodist Church in Statesville will lead the service. Burial at Oakwood Cemetery in Statesville will follow.

The Fair family wishes to thank the staff at the ICU at Wake Forest Baptist Atrium in High Point and at The Gordon Hospice House for their dedicated care and consideration during Lisa’s stay.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice House, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or the Alzheimer’s Association ( or Compassionate Commissary of Ashe County, 20 East Ashe Street, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Fair family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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