The Rev. Lisa Maria Tabor, 35, of St. Albans, W.Va., passed away after a long battle with cancer on Friday, May 7, 2010.

Tabor is survived by her loving parents, William and Louise Tabor and her brothers, DeAngelo and Adrian, as well as several uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

Tabor received her bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies, her master's degree in English, and, just last week, her Ph.D. in public administration from Virginia Tech and was elected for elder's ordination in the Second Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church.

Donations to the family may be made to the St. Paul A.M.E. Church, c/o The Lisa Tabor Fund, P.O. Box 397, Blacksburg, VA 24060-5427.

Services in remembrance of Tabor in Blacksburg:

  • Moments of Reflection (Open sharing of memories with family and friends): Wednesday, May 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 102 Penn Street SE, Blacksburg
  • Viewing: Thursday, May 13 at 11 a.m. at the Blacksburg United Methodist Church, 111 Church Street, Blacksburg
  • Homegoing Celebration: Thursday, May 13 at noon at the Blacksburg United Methodist Church in Blacksburg

Services in remembrance of Tabor in St. Albans, W.Va.:

  • Viewing: Saturday, May 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 821 B Street, St. Albans
  • Interment will immediately follow the viewing at Cunningham Memorial Park, 815 Cunningham Lane, St. Albans

Arrangements will be handled by Casdroph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B Street, St. Albans.

Those in the university community who may wish assistance or desire counseling support may contact:

Referrals to a campus cleric may be done through the Dean of Students Office at (540) 231-3787.

The following is a note from Lisa's parents, William and Louise Tabor, posted May 21.

The family of the late Reverend Dr. Lisa Tabor wishes to acknowledge our appreciation for the kind acts of support during Lisa's illness and later during our time of bereavement. The love, concern, care, and support you have shown our daughter and our family has truly been a blessing. Thank you to the Governor, State of Virginia, The Virginia Tech Family, and the community at-large for help when needed, prayers, cards, gifts, letters, flowers, donations, food and hospitality. It is for all of which we are very grateful.