Emily Lyons Martin
Emily Lyons Martin was born on Feb. 18, 1959, to Viney and Cherry Lyons Sr. She heard a call from God on March 6, 2014, at the age of 55.
A memorial service will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home on Friday, March 14, 2014, at 1 p.m.
A gathering of family and friends will begin at 11 a.m. until her memorial service at 1 p.m.
Emily was a native of Jennings. She was widow to the late Joseph Martin. She enjoyed playing bingo and dancing. She loved cooking and spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed traveling, especially from Jennings to Beaumont. She provided child care for numerous children throughout the community and she did so as often as she could up until her health began failing. She was a resident at Jeff Davis Living Center, where she impacted the lives of all with whom she came in contact.
Emily is survived by her two brothers, Cherry (Charity) Lyons Jr. of New Orleans and Terrell Many Lyons of Jennings; three sisters, Sandra (Tyrone) Livings of Jennings, Lisa Lyons and Yvonne Turner, both of Beaumont, Texas; two aunts, Joyce Bottley of Lake Charles and Minnie Lewis of Washington, D.C.; and one sister-in-law, Edna Lyons of Lake Charles. Emily also leaves behind to cherish her memories, her nieces, Carla Lyons and LaSharon Kately, who provided care for her during her illness; and a host of other nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Emily was preceded in death by her parents, Cherry Lyons Sr. and Viney Lyons; her husband, Joseph Martin; and three sisters, Donna Lyons Kately, Marie Lyons Nevilles and Wanda Jones.
To extend online condolences, please visit www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net.
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