Serena Carlisle

July 6, 1958 ~ September 2, 2021 (age 63)


Serena Lynn Carlisle of Melrose, Florida was called home to God’s arms September 2, 2021. She was born July 6th, 1958. 

Serena loved horses, the smell of lavender, Harley Davidson motorcycles, music of all kinds, and swimming in the lake. She especially loved jamming out to Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Cat Stevens. She had a calming voice and was a source of wise advice and reassurance for many people inside and outside of her family. She loved to look at and explore all things beautiful, classic, vintage, and out of the ordinary; from fashion, furniture, jewelry, to something like pieces of driftwood or stones. 

She was an educated woman and dabbled in different areas, depending on what challenged her mind at the time, including a college education to be a paralegal, working in a dental office as a dental assistant and sterilization tech, and then other modest odd jobs when she settled down to care for her twins. She traveled the states in her younger years, sometimes on the back of a Harley Davidson, and was especially fond of Arizona. She had an inventive mind and had an array of ideas tucked away. One of her recent favorite quotes was "Necessity is the mother of invention". She was also fond of the text of Desiderata. Serena was considered a bonus mother not only to her children’s spouses, but also to a small handful of people in Melrose who could always stop by for a hug and ask for her motherly advice. She was incredibly proud of her children and grandchildren, and her absence will leave a hole in many hearts. 

She is preceded in death by her father, Jack Carlisle. 

She is survived by her mother; Easter Ford Carlisle; her brother, Dexter Carlisle; her sister Shelda Carlisle Johnson ; her daughter, Jasmine Poore; her son, Brandon Poore; and twins: daughter, Laurel (Hornick) Bartley; and son, Dylan Hornick. 

She is survived by her Grandchildren in order of birth; Eugene, Lillyanna, Zephaniah, Renzo, Madison, and Clementine. 

She is also survived by a loyal canine companion, Sweetpea.


A Celebration Of Life will be held Sunday, September 26th at 2pm at Montgomery Presbyterian Camp

88 SE 75th street, starke, FL 32091

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Private Interment

Melrose Cemetery
821 State Road 21
Melrose, FL 32666

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