John Thomas Lyles CHARLOTTE - After a valiant struggle, good and faithful servant, John Thomas Lyles passed away quietly at home on September 10, 2013, with his wife, Vi Lyles, at his side. He is survived by his children, John Lyles, Jr. and Sean and his wife, Debra Lyles; step-children, Kwame Alexander and fianc Ashley Collins, and Aisha Alexander; grandchildren, Nigel, Johnetta, Cameron, Jordy, Bryce and Brynn; and siblings Lois Mosby and Fleming Lyles. His family invites friends to celebrate a joyful life, well-lived on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Conference Center in Charlotte, NC and on Sunday, October 13, 2013, at Quioccasin Baptist Church, 9011 Quioccasin Road, Richmond, VA from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends donate to the Lyles Foundation, which is dedicated to making an impact in the lives of Charlotte's children, women, and families, at The Foundation For The Carolinas, 220 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Sept. 15, 2013