The Life of Chaplain Donald E Lyons
Chaplain Donald E. Lyons
Chaplain Don Lyons, 63 passed away Saturday at his home with his wife and son by his side.
Born August 3, 1955 he was the son of Thomas and Dorothy Lyons.
Don graduated Summa Cum Laude from Liberty University with a B.S. in Religion, an M.A. in Marketplace Chaplaincy, Masters in Divinity, and a Masters in Theology Capstone.
He was an exalted ruler of the Greenwood, MS Elks Lodge #954. He was also a member of the Lions Club in Greenwood MS. Don was an EMT for the Auburn Fire and Rescue Company, was a board member of the Municipal Water Authority for Auburn. Don also served as Chaplain at many organizations including; volunteer Chaplain for Auburn VFW Post 3975, Chaplain at Locust Lake State Park, Faith UCC Church, White Church UCC, and St. Peter’s UCC Church, Barnesville. He was also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Don finished well and will be lovingly remembered by all those who’s lives he touched and ministered to. He will be especially missed by his loving wife Michelle and their son Jason Lyons his daughter in law Mandy Lyons and granddaughters; Jerikah M. Lyons and Veronica L. Lyons.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Grabowski Funeral Home is entrusted with the services. The family asks the donations in Don’s memory be made the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.grabowskifuneralhome.com
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We only knew Chaplain Don for a few short months but he made a huge impact. We got to know Don while he served our church, Christ Church Aka White Church, for a few months before he health declined. We truly missed him serving in our church as Chaplain and wil continue to miss him. Prayer and our sympathies to his entire family.
To the family of Donald Lyons, you are being thought of with warmest heartfelt condolences. so sorry for your loss. To your pleasant memories, please add Jesus’s words/works, “there will be a resurrection” (Acts 24:15) to pleasant memories of him. Look to the future with confidence as this will result in a global paradisal family reunion. May these words comfort/strengthen you today and always. Sincerely, Denisa Batescoh.