Wanda C. Lyons
1949 - 2019
BORN
1949
DIED
2019
Family & friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering on Thursday May 16th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Eddie V's Prime Seafood, 301 E. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701. for Wanda C. Lyons, of Buda, Texas who died on Friday, May 10, 2019. She was 69 years old. Inurnment will be private.

Wanda Janice Creed was born December 6, 1949 in Hereford, Texas & raised in Shively, Kentucky. She was educated in the Jefferson County Public Schools and attended Butler High School completing her higher education at Eastern Kentucky University, class of 1971. Wanda was a founding member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Epsilon Phi Chapter, 1969. As a Kentucky Colonel Wanda received the highest title of honor, bestowed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky for her outstanding service to the state.

Wanda worked various jobs throughout her young life in the Shively area of Louisville. Following college Wanda began her career path teaching middle school and high school students, History and English. Her career changed path in the early 1980's where for over 30 years she worked in the retail convenience store industry. Post retirement she worked for the federal government the past 5 years.

Wanda was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her daughter and embraced every moment with her. She had an outgoing personality which made people around her strive for the best. She especially enjoyed Karaoke and her Starbucks!! She made friends everywhere she went and cherished her relationships from High School, College and many through her adult careers.

She is the loving & devoted mother of Dawn (Rannie) Hewitt of Buda, TX. Loving daughter of Raymond (Bill) Creed, (who preceded her in death) and Elizabeth (Betty) Creed, dear sister of Barbara (Bill) Conyers of Canton, OH. Also lovingly survived by her nephew Timothy (Jen) Conyers of Canal Fulton, Ohio and niece Debra (Doug) Hardin of Mt. Juliet, TN. As well as a host of aunts, uncles and cousins, grandnieces and grandnephew and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Epsilon Phi Chapter (Chapter Support) https://www.webelievewegive.org/giving-day/12082?utm_source=scalefunder&utm_campaign=amb_share&utm_name=cinf00gtsodsztnajc284c3&utm_medium=plain

Children's Home of Northern Kentucky, Burlington Campus. (tribute gift) https://www.chnk.org/donate/ Or Susan G. Komen Greater Central and East Texas. https://komengreatercetx.org




Published by Courier-Journal on May 15, 2019.
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301 E. 5th Street, Austin, TX
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From the Knight Family in Hendersonville, TN.Aunt Betty you are in our thoughts and prayers. Know we love you very much and are sadden by the loss of our cousin. We know one day we will have the greatest of all Family Reunions. Please do take care of yourself. Remember God has His loving arms around you and your family.With loveMelvin, Eleny, Little Melvin and Clay.
MELVIN KNIGHT
May 18, 2019
Wanda and I were good friends for many years. I first met her in TX in 1998 where she helped me get settled into my position. She did more than that - she became my friend. Wanda and I had many good times - shopping in Mexico, playing hand n foot, singing karaoke, gambling in Vegas, watching Idol, doing a houseboat trip, eating in great restaurants, having a few adult beverages, and laughing ourselves silly! She was a great woman - extremely smart, loyal, honest and a wonderful friend. Even though we hadn't been in contact in a few years - I will miss her greatly. My most sincere and heartfelt sympathy goes out to her mother Betty, Dawn and Rannie. Rest in peace my friend.
Sue Koski
May 17, 2019
Dawn, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I didn't have the pleasure to meet Wanda personally, but I heard many good stories through you. I can tell she was a fun, loving person who loved her family and someone who had great faith.

May her legacy continue to live on and may the Lord God pour his peace and strength in you. Wanda, may your soul rest in peace. Now delight in the presence of the Lord.

Amen.
A. Molien
May 17, 2019
To Daughter and extended Family, Wanda was very sweet, she was a Great Instructor/Co-worker and she will be missed very much. I am so sorry for your loss. My Prayers are for strength throughout your grieving.
Glinda Henderson
Glinda Henderson
Coworker
May 16, 2019
Sending Prayers to the family
Debbie Collier
May 15, 2019
I had the honor of teaching with Wanda just a few months ago. We made it through tough scheduling, changing expectations, the frustrating furlough and unique students. She was always there if I needed to vent and never gave up on educating the new hires. I will miss her greatly.
Robert Muraida
May 15, 2019
A good friend and sorority sister. Condolences to all her loved ones.
Jane Meagher
May 15, 2019
Our Heavenly Father picked a special flower for
his bouquet on the tenth of May, He allowed all
who knew Wanda a great honor the many years she
touched their lives. May her daughter, her mother,
her sister, and all those who loved her be consoled
with the knowledge that He loved her also.
Nancy Moore and family
May 15, 2019
Our Heavenly Father picked a special flower for his bouquet on the tenth of May. He allowed all
who knew Wanda a great honor the many years she
touched their lives. May her daughter, her mother,
her sister, and all those who loved her be consoled
with the knowledge that He loved her also.
Nancy Moore and family
May 15, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 15, 2019
My deepest sympathy for you and your family
Carolyn Russo
May 14, 2019
Wanda, you were kind, funny, supportive, and always brightened my day. When we taught a basic class to new-hires, you took care of the one thing that I despised about teaching and ensured that I never had to worry about it; logging grades into a matrix was a tedious process. You were a natural, of course, with years of experience. I would have loved being in one of your classes - you were so engaging and funny yet you broke no nonsense!

Wanda, I adopted you as my "Mom" since I had lost my own 2 years prior. You let me dote on you, just like I did for my own mother. Of course, you secretly loved it but would never say so because you would never want to impose. The most amazing thing was that you let me adopt you - you didn't throw me back!

Wanda, my friend, I miss you. But I know that you are no longer in any pain and you are free. And really, that is what is important.
Pamela ruark
May 14, 2019
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