Let the memory of Josephine be with us forever.
  • 87 years old
  • Born on October 28, 1931 .
  • Passed away on December 25, 2018 .
Josephine Wheeler Lyon, 87, a lifetime resident of Granville County passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at her home.
She was born October 28, 1931 in Granville County to the late Geoffrey Thaxter and Josephine Moss Thaxter. Josephine was a member of First Baptist Church of Creedmoor, was a homemaker and also worked with Lyon Farms for many years.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Creedmoor by Rev. Jim Shelley.  Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.
Surviving are her husband of sixty-eight years, Alfred Warren Lyon of the home; two sons, Richard Warren Lyon of Creedmoor, Mark Wheeler Lyon (Catherine) of Northside; two sisters, Janie Wheeler Diehl, of Durham, Nancy Wheeler Rogers (Robert) of Butner; a granddaughter, Coley Anne Lyon of Charlotte; sisters-in-law, Mary Claire Wheeler and Marjie Wheeler of Durham.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby D. Mize and brothers, Thaxter Wheeler, Leland Wheeler and Wayne Wheeler.
Visitation will be held in the Family Life Center from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, Friday, December 28, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Creedmoor and at other times at the home.
Flowers accepted or contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 38, Creedmoor, NC 27522.

Posted by Deborah Keith on 28th December 2018
To all the Lyon family my thoughts and prayers are with you'll during this time and the days to come. May you live in peace with the years and memories you have of Josephine. She was a sweet lady and will be miss by many friends. God Bless each of you. Love, Deborah K Keith
Posted by Zebulon Sanders on 28th December 2018
My Deepest Sympathy to Al, Richard, Mark and the entire family in the lost of your Wife, Mother and Dearest Friend. I remember Josephine as such a sweet and kind lady when I was attending First Baptist Church. I know she will be missed by many in the Granville County Community. My Thoughts and Prayers are with each one of you!
Posted by Carol Parker on 28th December 2018
Northside has lost a grand lady. Richard, Mark, and the Lyon family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I have many good memories of Josephine and the wonderful lady she was. She will be greatly missed.
Posted by Rickey Stephenson on 27th December 2018
Al, Richard, Mark and the rest of the family. I am sorry for your loss. I was blessed to meet such a gracious lady in my early years. She has always been a kind person to me and all of my family. My fondest memory has to be coming through the yard early morning on my "loud" little motorcycle and parking by the back porch for work in the tobacco field and having her step out on the porch to ask if I would like some breakfast before going to the barnyard. That was some of the best biscuits I ever had and the reason I was usually early.
Posted by Dorothy Watson on 27th December 2018
I am so very saddened to hear of Josephine's passing. She was such a dear, sweet lady and I always enjoyed visiting with her. My deepest sympathy to each of her family members. Love and prayers to you all. Dot & Wayne Watson
Posted by Thomas Hudson on 27th December 2018
Mr. Lyon, RIchard, Mark and loved ones. Your wife/mother was one of the warmest and most caring people I have had the pleasure of knowing. I am sorry for your great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I remember her coming in Bob's with that a big smile and always glad to see you. God has called another one of his angels home.
Posted by Bob Emory on 27th December 2018
Al, Richard and Mark; I'm so sorry to hear of Mrs. Lyons passing. Please know how thankful I am of the wonderful memories I was afforded by being part of the farm. All those years of having me around as a kid and Josephine was always patient with me. I have always and will continue to represent her as a beautiful, kind and smart woman when telling stories of my youth. Love, Bob Emory and Family
Posted by Pauline Faucette on 27th December 2018
We lost a dear friend and we will all miss her. To the Lyon family, I send my deepest sympathy. you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Remember the good times and all the fond memories. Love to all, Pauline & Steve Faucette.
Posted by Michael Turner on 27th December 2018
Richard, Mark and the Lyon Family Very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead.
Posted by Pat Moulton on 26th December 2018
The world has lost a treasure. Feeney was gracious and loving. I will miss her. Though I didn’t know her a long time, her memory will be with me forever.

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