EDMOND, Okla. - Edmond is reeling after a leader in the community passes away in a car wreck just outside of Duncan.
The head of the Wonderfully Made Foundation has helped hundreds of homeless people and domestic abuse victims find new life, and now the family of Lisa Miller-Baldwin vows her legacy will live on.
"I don't really know what words to describe her," said Elizbeth Miller, Lisa's daughter. "She's just loving, kind, and gives so much of herself."
News of Lisa's passing devastated not only the Miller family, but the families of those she helped. Lisa created the Wonderfully Made Foundation back in 2007, an organization with a mission to 'embrace families, individuals, children, and youth who are in need in our community and beyond - by equipping them with crucial tools and resources that will aid them in becoming effective and productive citizens.'
"Man she was just a phenomenal lady who wore multiple hats," said Lisa's son, Marquise Miller.
Her passions included being an activist for domestic violence education and taking from personal experience to lift others up.
"She was actually abused, she was a victim of domestic violence," said Marquise. "A big focal point when it first started was to focus on domestic violence and awareness... and then it evolved into something bigger and more grand."
The Wonderfully Made Foundation was run out of the back of a local church in the early days.
However, in seven short years, the organization expanded to include two homeless shelters and a thrift clothing store focused on helping women and children dress for their next phase in life.
Now, Lisa's children are moving Wonderfully Made into it's next phase.
"We don't want her death to be in vain," said Marquise. "It's up to us to continue that legacy."
"After everything that she's gone through, every struggle has been for that organization," said Elizbeth. "We wouldn't let it die, it's gonna live on."
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