Obituary for Mary Irene Lyons (Brown)
Mary Irene Brown Lyons
October 20, 1929 - February 2, 2015
“It Is Well, It Is Well With My Soul”
A woman of talent, quiet kindness and grace, Mary Lyons, 85, ascended into joy on Monday, February 2, 2015, after several months of illness. Friends and family were fortunate to be able to spend her last few quiet peaceful days with her.
She will be missed greatly by the love of her life John Lyons, her husband of 62 years, with whom she survived Japan, Korea, Finland, and twins, as the Army took them many places. They formed many lasting friendships while living abroad. They later returned to Nashville where they happily raised their children and became a vital part of the community.
Those who were blessed with her many handcrafted pressed-flower cards and gifts will think of Mary fondly as well. Mary was also a writer, a poet, an expert seamstress, and could even play the piano by ear.
Mary loved Jesus. As a faithful member of First Baptist Church, she rocked many babies during church. She loved her Sunday School class, and she read constantly about living the Christian life and putting it into action.
Mary was preceded in death by her siblings: Lee, Len, Alice, Jessie (Bill), Ed (Shorty), Flora, Marion, Tressie, Bessie and Bert.
By her daughter Regina LaLuz, and her longtime friend from childhood Syble King West.
She is survived by her husband-John T. Lyons.
Her children: Andrea Lyons Schwartz and husband John; Tony Lyons and wife Carrie; Eddy Lyons and partner John Kazee.
Her grandchildren: Vera LaLuz, Victor LaLuz, and Cyd LaLuz; Amanda Player and husband Kyle; Greg Schwartz and wife Sarah; Patrick Lyons and Natalie Lyons, and one great-grandson, Nolan Judd Player.
Mary leaves behind many special friends and companions who graced her life with love and devotion: Lou Jamison, Helen Tommey, Mary Ponder, Caroline Bell Autrea Nail, and nephew James Clemmons.
Special thanks for their compassionate care to the nursing staff of Howard Memorial Hospital and Nashville Nursing Center.
Services will be Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Nashville Funeral Home with David Blasé and Kevin Sartin officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday night from 6 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 415 North Main Street, Nashville, Arkansas 71852 for Operation Christmas Child.