Lila Dell Lyon
9/8/1922 - 5/12/2017
Lila Dell Gauntt Lyon, 94, went to be with her Lord on
Friday, May 12, 2017. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, May 15,
2017 at Rosemound Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday,
May 14 at Bellmead Funeral Home.
Lila was born on September 8, 1922 in Mt. Calm, Texas to
William Henry and Maggie Mae (Davis) Gauntt. She was the fourth of eight
Lila Dell attended schools in Mart and Riesel and played
basketball in Riesel in high school. She married Charles Wayne Lyon on October
7, 1939. Together they operated Lyon’s Garage. Until her Alzheimer diagnosis,
Lila Dell was active in the Oaklawn community and Oaklawn Baptist Church. She
always enjoyed sewing, cooking, quilting and she served as an election judge for
many years. Her greatest joy was in taking care of her family and friends
She was preceded in death by her husband, infant daughter,
six siblings, parents and an infant great grandson.
Lila Dell is survived by her four children and spouses,
Charles Dean and Joyce Lyon, Janice and Charles Morgan, Sharon and Max Burnett
and Karen and Dazell Rankin; sister, Jewel Pitts; nine grandchildren, twelve
great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Greenview Manor staff and Interim
Hospice for their loving care. Memorials may be made to any charity of your
choice or Oaklawn Baptist Church.
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