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Celebrating the life of . . . . . . . Minnie Mae Lyons

Sunrise: May 4, 1949 Sunset: February 26, 2022

Family Visitation: Saturday, March 5, 2022 2:00 pm- 2: 30 pm

Friendship Baptist Church

106 Smith Street, Thomasville, NC 27360

Funeral Service: Saturday, March 5, 2022 2:30 pm

Friendship Baptist Church

106 Smith Street, Thomasville. NC 27360


Minnie Mae Kinard Lyons was born on May 4, 1949, in Newberry South Carolina. Her parents were the late Clarence Sr. and Mary Cannon Kinard. On Saturday, February 26, 2022, Minnie Mae Kinard Lyons was caught up in the rapture to join her Lord and Savior.

Minnie received her formal education within the Clarendon County school system. Shorty afterward her family relocated to Thomasville, North Carolina. She retired from Thomasville Furniture Industry as an assembler. Minnie met and married the late John Lyons and to this union two sons was born, Vernon Kinard and Kenneth Lyons.

Planted in her faith Minnie was a faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church. She served on the Women Assembly, Nurses’ Board, Vice-President of Music Ministry, sung with the Senior Choir, Gospel Choir and H N Goode Assembly. She was also a member of the Usher Board, Youth Advisor, Sunday School, and the Kitchen committee. Minnie loved working the vineyard for the Lord and supported all events of Friendship Baptist Church. Her spiritual foundation was solid and she loved to share her spiritual experience with her family and friends. Her favorite scripture was Psalms 23:5 “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.”

Minnie will always be remembered for her kind heart, dedication outgoing personality and unspoken words with her facial expressions (Excuse Me! and Sorry!) will be cherished forever. Minnie LOVED her grandchildren and great grand-children; she enjoyed spending time with her family. She enjoyed cooking, shopping and working in her flower garden.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband and son.

Leaving to cherish her loving memories are her son, Kenneth Lyons of the home, three grandchildren, Kimberly Kinard of High Point, NC, Kenya Lyons of Greensboro, NC, and Kienivontai Lyons of Thomasville, NC; five great grand-children, Ty’Shaune Bethea, Kahleil Brown, Kahjie Brown, Karter Lyons and Kenleigh Campbell; two sisters, Mary Ann (Jimmie Lee) Andrews of Thomasville and Susie T. Kinard of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Larry Kinard of Thomasville, NC and Clarence Kinard, Jr. of Winston Salem, NC of Thomasville, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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