Laura Catherine Lyons

Laura LyonsLaura Catherine Brown Lyons, 75, of Millboro, Virginia died Tuesday, December 02, 2014 at her home.

She was born May 31, 1939 in Marion County, SC, the daughter of the late Neal Brown Sr. and Zilpha Johnson Brown.

Laura was the owner of Green Valley Farm Hunter’s Paradise, former owner of Arrows & Antlers Restaurant, and an employee at E.E. Lyons.

She was a member of Woodland Union Church, Business & Professional Women, a life member of the National Turkey Federation, the NRA, and the Ruffled Grouse Society. She loved to bowl with the USBC, was Team Mom for baseball and football, she was the only woman in Virginia to be a Special Game Warden, and was active in the Relay For Life as a cancer survivor.

Laura is survived by her 6 children: James Lyons, Lance Lyons, Dorothy Phillips, Frances Aylor, Kimberly Lyons, Daniel Lyons; 9 grandchildren: Cathy Repass, Luke Lyons, Grace Lyons, Victoria Wilkens, Carl Foreaker, James Lyons, Dylan Lyons, Marvin Aylor, and Corey Phillips; numerous great grandchildren; brothers; Bobby Brown and wife Margaret, Dean Brown and wife Catherine; other; her special K9 companion, Little Girl; her special friends Teresa Ingram and Betsy Lockridge, and her nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin, her son Woody Lyons, her daughter Helen Repass, her granddaughter Heather Foreaker, and her sister Inez Gasque.

A funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday December 4, 2014 at Woodland Union Church with Pastor Scott Reese officiating. Interment will be in Andrew Chapel Cemetery, Vienna, VA on Friday December 5, at 2 p.m.

The family will receive friends after the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice and Relay For Life.

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4 Responses to Laura Catherine Lyons

  1. Kerry Hershey says:

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s homegoing. She was a very special lady, so glad I got an opportunity to know her. Our family will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Please do not hesitate to call me if there is anything I can do for you. In Christ , Kerry and Karen Hershey

  2. To Laura Catherine’s friends and relatives: My name is Carl B. McMillan Jr. [Buster] and I was [am] a friend of Laura’s dating back to her childhood. The Brown’s lived about a quarter of a country mile from Uncle Maxie McMillan and his family, south of Mullins, South Carolina. My cousin Tommy Mc. and I would often walk down the road to see the Browns when I was visiting my Uncle. I’ve not seen her, or her brothers, in well over 50 years, but I’m sure I would know her if she looks like the picture shown here. Her resume’ is most impressive, obviously an accomplished lady. It would have been interesting to have known her and all that she was involved in. We were the same age, 75. This is sad news. May the Almighty smile upon her soul and grant her everlasting peace and happiness. CBMc

  3. Charles and Tracy Tucker says:

    WE are sorry for the loss pf your mother. She must been a wonderful mother. May God be with you and your family during this time.

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