Celebrating the life of Gertrude Brister Lyons
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Mortimer Funeral Home
711 Highway 82 East
Greenville, MS 38701
(662) 334-4519 Fax (662) 332-1414
Place of Residence: Vicksburg, Mississippi
Name: Gertrude Brister Lyons
Died: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Service Date: 2:00 PM Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Place of Service: St. Michael's Catholic Church, Vicksburg, Mississippi
Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Mississippi
Mortimer Funeral Home , Establishment #: FE-292
Funeral services for Gertrude Brister Lyons will be held at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Vicksburg on Thursday April 6th, 2017 at 2 pm. She passed away on April 4th at her home in Vicksburg.
Gertrude Lyons was born to Samuel and Lucille Brister on January 16th, 1935. She was a life long resident of Vicksburg, Mississippi. She loved spending time with her family and loved attending mass and reading scripture with her church family at St. Michael's Catholic Church which she was a member of for a long time. She also loved to crochet and bragged about being a great-great grandmother. She graduated from St. Francis Xavier in 1953 where she excelled in basket ball.
Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter: Sharla Donahoe and a sister: Peggy Potts.
She is survived by a son, David Ward Lyons Jr. (Lulu) of Vicksburg, three daughters: Sylvia Lyons Callen ( Chris) of Vicksburg, Audrey Lyons Bobo (John) of Shreveport, LA, and Monica Lyons Cooper of Powell, TN..
She is also survived by twelve grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
Visitation will be held at the church from noon until the start of the service.
Interment will follow the service at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg.
Father Curley will be officiating.
Active pallbearers will be Edward Herring, Brad Lyons, Taylor Bobo, Daniel Bobo, Riley Bobo, Barylen Warnock, and Reece Herring.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Pitts, Bill Elliott, and Jeff Harrell.
Register online at www.mortimerfh.com