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Our Story

The Steven L. Lyons Funeral Home was born out of a dream of Dr. Steven L. Lyons. "Steve" has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for over twenty-five years.

Steven holds the Associate of Science Degree from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Atlanta, GA, a Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Augustine's University, Raleigh and a Master of Divinity Degree from Shaw University Divinity School also in Raleigh. He has earned the Doctor of Ministry Degree which was conferred upon him at Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, NC in May 2016.

Dr. Lyons is the proud Pastor of St. James AME Church, Winston-Salem, NC. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Western North Carolina Annual Conference of the 2nd Episcopal District of the AME Church and is now a member Board of Examiners of the Western North Carolina Conference. He is a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Phi Lambda Chapter) and serves as the National Associate Chaplain of the Fraternity under the current Presidency of Brother Dr. Everett B. Ward. Steven also serves as a member of the New Bern Avenue Corridor Alliance, the St. Augustine's University Community Development Corporation and a Board Member of Transitions LifeCare (Hospice) of Wake County.

Steven has been employed with several funeral homes in the state, lending his professional services to those well established and successful firms, including Lea Funeral Home, Raleigh, where he served as Assistant Manager and Manager for close to 17 years, William Toney's Funeral Home, Spring Hope & Zebulon, where he served for almost 4 years and Hunter-Odom Funeral Service, Inc., Rocky Mount where he served his apprenticeship, earned his license as well as worked as a teenager while in High School.

He is married to the former Nikki Walker, a native of Raleigh. Nikki is a graduate of Enloe High School and St. Augustine's College (now University). Among many Boards and Auxiliaries, she is a member of the Raleigh Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Steven and Nikki are the parents of one son, Joshua, a graduate of Needham Broughton High School. Nikki and Joshua, along with their own respective families, have given much of their time, support and sacrifice in helping to see the dream of the Steven L. Lyons Funeral Home become a reality. They, along with those who work along-side them, stand ready to provide Trust, Service and Compassion to those in their time of need.