Mr. James E. "Pap" Lyons Sr.



Mr. James E. "Pap" Lyons Sr., age 68, of 875 US Highway 1, Cameron, NC, formerly of Rocky Mount, departed this life on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at First Health Moore Regional, Pinehurst.

Funeral, 12 Noon, Thursday, July 26, 2018, St. Paul AME Church, 402 W. Edenton Street, Raleigh. The Rev. Robert L. Hodges Sr., Pastor. Dr. Steven L. Lyons, Eulogist. Interment, Lee Memory Gardens, 2600 Hawkins Avenue, Sanford, NC.

Survivors; loving wife, Shirley Strong Lyons of the home; children, James E. Lyons, Jr. of Hampton, VA, Dr. Steven L. Lyons (Nikki) of Knightdale, Kenneth E. Lyons and Tracye M. Lyons both of the home; sisters, Ethelrene L. Hunter (Harold “Kemp”), Minister Wanda L. Pittman and Regina Ashiya Pittman Taylor all of Rocky Mount; 2 grandchildren, Joshua W. Lyons of Durham and Makhai D. Jones of Newport News, VA; an aunt, Alice Lee Johnson (James) of Whitakers; uncle, George Lee Dickens of Washington, DC; sister-in-law, Nellie M. Person of Cameron; brother-in-law, Wilson Strong (Kathy) of Hoffman, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including extended family, “The Person Girls,” Betty Jean Person (Glenn Saunders) and Carolyn Joyce Person both of Cameron, Mary Person Kelly (Clarence) of Raleigh, Eloise Person Tucker of Sanford and Frances Person Rutherford of Fayetteville and a very special niece, Patricia Paige Ore of Carthage.

Public viewing, 3 - 8 PM, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, Pugh & Smith Funeral Home 807 Monroe Street, Carthage (910)947-2486 and 12 Noon - 8 PM, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, Steven L. Lyons Funeral Home.

All other times, the family will receive friends at 2004 Stamford Green Dr., Knightdale.