Anne Treffeison Lyon (59) passed away on September 1 at the Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro surrounded by her children and brother. A Celebration of her life will be held at Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church on Friday, September 8 at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends after the service at a reception in the Parish Hall.
Anne was born on March 31, 1958 in Roanoke, Virginia to the late Richard and Betty Treffeison. She was a 1976 graduate of Chapel Hill High School and a 1980 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. She remained an avid Carolina fan.
Anne was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Clark Lyon. She is survived by her children Sarah Marie Lyon and Hunter Clark Lyon, her brother, Philip Treffeison and his wife Doris Treffeison, niece and nephew Elsa and Eric Treffeison, and four legged children Asher and Luna.
For the last fifteen years Anne worked at Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church. She was a devoted member of the Onslow Literacy Council and was active in the Cursillo Community. She sang in the church choir, played handbells and was an everyday do-gooder.
Anne loved her friends, her pets, and the beach. She was always up for an adventure whether it be Disney World, a cross country trip, a concert, or simply an evening of bunco. No animal was without a home once they met Anne.
Anne had a sweet spirit and a kind heart. She never met a stranger. Her effervescent smile will never be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Carolina Animal Protection Society (CAPS), the Onslow Literacy Council or Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church.
St. Anne's Episcopal Church
Friday September 8th, 2017
711 Henderson Drive
Jacksonville, NC 28540
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Please accept my sincere condolences. May you find comfort during your time of loss from the loving hope of better times to come. Our Heavenly Father promises to wipe our tears away during that time. Although we sorrow at present our joy will be complete during the future resurrection of our dear loved ones on a beautiful "new" earth. (Isaiah 25:8; 2 Peter 3:13; Acts 24:15)
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Dear Sarah and Hunter,
Losing both parents is a trauma that you should not have to bear at your age. Anne and I went to both Chapel Hill High School and UNC together and she was so lovely and special. We shared life in Church World - although mine was Presbyterian. I am terribly sorry for your loss but profoundly grateful for your mother's life.
Peace, Jan Edmiston
Submitted by Jan Edmiston on Sep 6 2017 08:31:40 PM
Anne was a light in our neighborhood. Always friendly, offering a smile and wave to everyone. She will be missed greatly. Our prayers are with her loved ones. Rest In Peace neighbor.
Submitted by Diane Schwalm on Sep 5 2017 06:44:57 PM
Anne was like a second mother to my daughter, Maggie. Although I didn't know her well, I'll always remember her spirit and generosity towards Maggie and family and, of course, their dog, Lance. May she Rest In Peace.
Submitted by Charlotte Neil on Sep 5 2017 02:56:23 PM
We send our deepest condolences from our family to yours during this difficult time.
Submitted by Jackson Family on Sep 4 2017 09:15:52 PM
Anyone who was in Anne's presence was blessed. I will always remember her. She was truly unique.
With my love,
Submitted by Daisy Kiley on Sep 4 2017 06:59:53 PM
Anne was such a wonderful person. She was a gift at St Anne's church. She fought a heroic battle and will be missed. Sorry is not enough for Hunter he was a part of our Towel family. Rest in Peace Anne.
Submitted by Nancy Hunnicutt on Sep 4 2017 01:53:19 PM
Sarah and Hunter. Your mom is the one who told me, on behalf of the choir, that I should become a Deacon. I laughed. Later she was on my discernment committee at St. Anne's and a constant support throughout. On the day of my ordination she walked in ahead of me carrying the St. Anne's banner. I will be forever grateful for her life and ministry. She adored and admired you both!! May she rest in peace and rise in glory and be an inspiration to us all.
Submitted by Lisa Kirby on Sep 4 2017 10:47:37 AM
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