Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the New Tabernacle Baptist Church for Sis. Dorothy Lyons, the retired First Lady of the New Bright Star Baptist Church.
Her official obituary reads as follows:
“Dorothy Lee Logwood Lyons made her entrance into the world on March 12, 1934, in Phillips, Louisiana. Her parents were General and Corine Nickleberry Logwood.
Dorothy’s faith and relationship with God was a pillar of her life. She was baptized at the old Lone Wa Baptist Church in Phillips, Louisiana by Pastor I. J. Johnson, as a young girl.
Dorothy started her early schooling at the Lone Wa School and she attended Miles High School. As a testament to her persistence, Dorothy went on to further her education in 1970 at Delta Vocational School, because she was determined to finish what she started.
At the age of 19, she met the love of her life, Benjamin Lyons. The two became one by uniting in holy matrimony and they were blessed to have sixty-six years of marriage. To this union, they were gifted with three wonderful children, Robert, Renee, and Ruesion.
Upon marriage, she joined the New Tabernacle Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. P.C. Keal. She was a faithful member of the gospel choir and the deaconess board; she was an active participant in Sunday school and the Baptist Training Union.
As a dutiful wife, when her husband became pastor of the New Bright Star Baptist Church, she served as a faithful first lady for thirty-six years.
Dorothy loved cooking and that passion for cooking and that passion for people could be felt in her work daily, as she served as a dietary aide, at St. Francis Hospital. Dorothy was employed at St. Francis Hospital for twenty-five years.
When not working, you could often find Dorothy pouring her love, support, and encouragement to countless others. For many, Dorothy was who they consulted when in need of prayer. She was a prayer warrior who knew how to call on the name of Jesus.
She was preceded in death by her parents General and Corine Logwood, three sisters, Annie Johnson, Buelah Jones, Vernell Watson, one brother, Mozell Logwood, and a grandson, Kendrick Lyons.
She leaves to cherish her memories a devoted husband, Rev. Benjamin Lyons; one older sister, Otha Fowler in Oakland California; children, Robert Lyons, Jacksonville, Florida; Renee Broadnax and Ruesion Lyons of Monroe, Louisiana. She had four grandchildren, Terrezelyn Lyons, Stephanie Broussard(Cory), Lance Lyons, Lazerick Jackson(Michelle); nine great-grandchildren, Isaiah Lyons, Samuel Lyons, Camille Harris, Iyana Harris, Trey’von Hayes, Trinity Hayes, Cory Broussard II, Lazerick Jackson Jr, and Corben Broussard; a devoted daughter-n-law, Cynthia Lyons and a granddaughter-n-law, Carol Lyons, along with a host of other relatives and friends.”