EUNICE~It is with heavy hearts that the family of Johnny Lyons announces his passing on Friday, October 12, 2018 in the comfort of his home with loving family by his side. He was 75. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Monday, October 15, 2018 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Eunice. Rite of Committal will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery with Msgr. Robert Romero Celebrant.
John Bernard Lyons was born on June 28, 1943 to Quentin and Bertha Barrouse Lyons. He was a 1962 graduate of St. Edmund High School and in December of 1962 he married Diana Marie Miller and had three children. Johnny proudly served his country in the United States Navy for four years during the Vietnam War. He became an electrician and started his own business Lyons Electric for 35 years which his grandson, Landen will carry on the Lyons Electric legacy. His passion was his work and his family and he was an avid hunter.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him especially his loving wife of almost four years, Oneita Kratzer Lyons of Eunice; his three children, Yvette L. Bae and husband, Ronnie of Eunice, Monette L. Soileau and fiancé, Brad Hanks of Plaquemine and Brett Lyons and wife, Erica of Eunice; stepdaughter, Jessica K. Fontenot and husband, Brandon of Grand Prairie; his brother, J. C. Lyons of Eunice; his sisters, Marie L. Johnson of Baton Rouge, Brenda L. Brown of Eunice and Gerry L. Lavergne of Swords; the four joys of his life his grandchildren, Alexander Soileau, Allison S. Cross, Landen and Lathan Lyons; a step grandson, Eddie Joseph Fontenot; as well as extended family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Diana Miller Lyons; his parents; and his brother, Ferdinand Lyons.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice on Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm and again on Monday, October 15, 2018 from 8:00 am until time of services. Deacon Gary Gaudin will recite a Rosary at 6:00 pm on Sunday.
Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangements.
May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sheriff Bobby J. GuidrozOpelousas, LA
J.C., I am so sorry for your loss and am praying for you and your family. May God give consolation and peace to all of you.
Julie Fontenot LandryLaguna Woods, CA
Thoughts and Prayers for you and family
LINDA HOLLIER DALE HOLLIERDenham Springs, LA
We were truly saddened to hear of Johnny’s passing. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Most sincerely, Judy and Sylvan Manuel
Sylvan ManuelSulphur, LA
To Yvette, Brett, their spouses, children, and of course last but not least Monette (and Brad), Allison and Alex; my heartfelt sympathy and condolences go to each one of you.
I know how hard it is to lose such a special person and mainstay in your life, but we do not get to choose the circumstances, time nor place. Our maker is in charge of that, the one we lean on in times like these for the strength to go forward one step at a time.
All of our thoughts and prayers are with you now and each day during this most difficult time.
With love always,
Carolyn Hanks and Family
Carolyn HanksPlaquemine, LA
Rest In Peace Mr. Johnny! You and your family are in our prayers!
Lynn and Elaine Langley
Lynn and Elaine LangleyEunice, LA
I am so very sorry for your loss.
Merry WanlessBaton Rouge, LA
Gerry, so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother.My prayers are with you and your family. May he R I P
Ann MillerEunice, LA
So sorry for your loss. May fond memories comfort you and may God bless you all at this time and in the days to come.
John R Young, Family and Staff
John R Young, Family and StaffEunice, LA
Praying for you during this difficult time. We feel like we know the family in that Yvette has spoken so fondly of family for many years. You are in our hearts and in our prayers. You are blessed to have a loving family.
Sheryl, Karen,and Bria SolomonDothan, AL
Sorry to see the passing of Johnny. Johnny and I went to school together in Church Point. Condolences to the family.
Lorettta Doucet ThibodeauxChurch Point, LA
RIP Mr.Johnny We will miss you.
Jerry GuilloryEunice, LA
So sorry for your loss Bret Lyons and family. Sending prayers.
Sheri AlexanderSulphur, LA
I am saddened to hear about my old classmate, Johnny. May the Lord take him into heaven. My sympathy to the family.
Harvey BollichNew Orleans/Austin, LA