Brenda Yvonne Thomas Lyons

Published 4:39 pm Monday, November 2, 2015

Brenda Yvonne Thomas Lyons of Winston-Salem died on Oct. 28, 2015.

She was born July 24, 1948 in Forsyth County. She attended WSFC Schools. She was a former member of Center Grove AME Zion Church, Tobaccoville. She was a resident of Silas Creek Rehabilitation Center.

Ms. Lyons was preceded in death by her parents, Cleo A. Speas and Louise T. Speas; 2 brothers, Timothy A. Speas and Samuel C. Speas.

Survivors: a son, Robert James Thomas; a brother, the Rev. Ronald E. (Soncerey) Speas; 2 aunts, Carrie T. Shore and Nellie T. Foster; an uncle, Hector Cox; caregiver and cousin, Collette Turner; her son’s godparent, Portia Summers; special friends, Jerry Summers, Aldine Summers, and Justin Cameron; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Her funeral service was to be held Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ronald E. Speas officiating. The family was to receive friends at the church, 12:30-1 p.m. Burial was to follow in Center Grove AME Zion Church cemetery, Tobaccoville.