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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Saturday June 25th, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Saturday June 25th, 2022

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Graveside Service

East Tennessee Cemetery
Saturday June 25th, 2022

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Mary R. Lyons

Mary R. Lyons of the Bloomingdale community passed at home on Monday June 20, 2022. She was born on July 12, 1936, in Jasper VA, to Allen W. and Roxie A. Buell Queen and grew up in Clintwood VA where she attended Clintwood High School.


She married James M. Lyons on February 2, 1964, in Dante VA at the home of her sister Elizabeth Queen Sutherland. They lived in Wise VA, Hampton VA, Kingsport, TN and settled in the Bloomingdale community where they were proud members of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She was employed by Sears in 1975, where she worked her way up to home electronic sales and became one of the top salespeople at the Sears store in Kingsport. She remained there until she retired. She enjoyed cooking, baking, family get togethers, traveling and watching her grandchildren in their activities along with helping in the Church.         


Mary is preceded by her parents Allen W, and Roxie Buell Queen, and siblings Roger Queen, Linda Queen, Elizabeth Queen Sutherland, James Queen, Jr., and Norma Queen Greisdorn.


Surviving is her husband of 58 years James M. Lyons; sons, Steve A. Lyons (Sonja) Johnson City and James C. Lyons ( Hope) Wise, VA; grandchildren, Joshua S. Lyons  Lauren B. Lyons Lawson, D. Nikkei Lyons, John C. Lyons.  three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 pm on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport,  The funeral service will follow at 7:00 pm with Pastor Larry Browder officiating.


The graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Sunday at East Tennessee Cemetery.  Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 125 Coley St., Kingsport, TN 37660.

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Valerie Fonseca Jun 26 2022 7:58 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Lyons

Dusty Newman Jun 25 2022 1:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Lyons

Judy Ferguson Jun 23 2022 11:27 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Lyons

Virginia Malone Jun 22 2022 8:19 PM

Jim, I was sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I know how painful it is to let them go….. your faithful attendance to your beloved parents in the recent years is a testament to your loving heart and your Christian values. May you be comforted in knowing she is now safe and sound in the arms of Jesus.

Suzanne Adams Jun 22 2022 5:18 PM

R.I.P Ms Mary
Blessing to all of her

Cathy Devault Jun 22 2022 3:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Lyons

Sheryl Alfes Jun 22 2022 3:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Lyons

Candi Smith Bays Jun 22 2022 3:21 PM

I am so sorry to see that Mary has passed away. She was a very special lady and I know she will be missed by many. All of you are in my prayers. I would love to attend her service but will be out of town.

Marsha Vanderpool Jun 22 2022 2:51 PM

So sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Eric and Deanna Long Jun 22 2022 2:31 PM