LYONS, NATALIE L. "Nat"; age 41; went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 8, 2012; at University of Michigan Hospital Ann Arbor. Ms. Lyons is survived by her parents, James and Mary Lyons of Bloomfield, MI. Ms. Lyons was preceded in death by both her paternal and maternal grandparents. Ms. Lyons was a passionate children's advocate working as Vice President and Center Director, National Resource Center for Adoption at Spaulding for Children located in Southfield, MI. She was a graduate and ardent follower of the University of Michigan. GO BLUE! Family Hour 10 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012 at Welcome Missionary Baptist Church, 143 Oneida St., with Funeral Service commencing at 11 a.m. Elder W. R. Ginyard, Eulogist, Pastor Douglas Jones Host Pastor. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, 201 Market Ave SW Grand Rapids, Michigan. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the church 10 a.m. Friday. Ms. Lyons will Lie in State in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 268 N. Perry St., and may be viewed from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Flowers can be sent to the funeral home or donations can be made to Spaulding for Children, 16250 Northland Drive, Suite 120, Southfield, MI 48075 or Temple of Deliverance COGIC P.O. Box 431063 Pontiac, MI 48343-1063.
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Published in The Oakland Press on Mar. 14, 2012