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Lisa Rippel Bratton

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Lisa Rippel Bratton, 47, of Rockwood, passed away on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.
She was born on July 8, 1963, in Biloxi, Miss., to the late Andrew and Shirley LeMasters Rippel. She graduated from Pensacola High School in 1983. Some of her best memories were from color guard and high school. She furthered her education at Pensacola Junior College Certificate with a degree in medical secretarial science in 1986. After graduation, she moved to San Diego where she had one of her most rewarding jobs, working with children at Southern California Orthotics and Prosthetics. She continued her career in the medical field when she moved to Virginia Beach, Va., in 1991. She worked for AcSel Corp. as an administrative manager. She continued to work for them after she and Jacky moved to Rockwood in 2009.
She loved astronomy, archeology and traveling. One of her favorite trips was to the Greek Islands. She loved the white sands of Pensacola as well as the black sand at the beach in Santorini. She loved going to concerts and visiting with family. She loved the water; whether it was boating, being on the lake, near a pool, fishing or taking her son to the beach. She loved palm trees, sea shells and wind chimes. She donated her hair to Locks of Love for cancer patients, and her favorite charity was St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Jacky Bratton; son, Devin Rippel; son, Trevor Bratton; dad, Dedrich "Dick" Hohorst; brothers, Andrew Rippel, Aaron Rippel, Christian Hohorst and Kurt Hohorst; sister Barbara Rippel Frisina; many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
A memorial service to commemorate her life will be at noon Saturday, Sept. 22, in Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach. Condolences may be sent to the family on her memorial page at
Published in Roane County News from Sept. 20 to Sept. 21, 2012