Karissa R. McPherson, 30, of Bethalto, passed away unexpectedly at 4:23 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2016.
She was born Nov. 6, 1985, in Alton, the son of Mike and Pam (Johnson) McPherson of Bethalto.
Karissa was a member of the Rosewood Heights 1st General Baptist Church. She enjoyed coloring, reading, spending time with her family and most of all she loved being with her son.
She is survived by her parents, Michael and Pamela McPherson of Bethalto; a son, Jace Flippo; a brother, Justin McPherson of Bethalto; maternal grandparents, Richard and Donna Johnson; her nieces, Kenadee and Addy Rose; and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Daniel and Virginia McPherson; a brother, Jared McPherson; and her aunt, Linda Gross.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016, at the Rosewood Heights 1st General Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2016, at the church with Pastor Dan Smith officiating.
Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto will be in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.