Official Obituary of

Sandra Jean Dooley Lyons

January 19, 1939 ~ March 20, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Sandra Jean Dooley Lyons Obituary

Sandra Jean Dooley Lyons, age 85, born January 19, 1939, known as Momma and Granny to her family, spent her final weeks surrounded by her loved ones and her Savior, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2024.  She continued caring for her husband and sons, smiled, and showed just a bit of spunk. Sandra expressed in her final days that she enjoyed seeing each of her sons every night the most. 

In her past time Sandra enjoyed baking. Her famous "Granny rolls" were made for every family occasion and became a quick hot commodity at a recent fundraiser for her granddaughter, Kristin. She also loved sewing and quilting. One of her goals was to make a quilt for each of her grandchildren. Sandra used to love tending to her flower garden, which lined the border of her house. She was also a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church.

Married for 68 years to Charles Lyons, Sandra and Charles gave life to four boys: Wayne Lyons (Tamie), David Lyons (Angie), Matthew Lyons (Carol), and Johnny Lyons (Jeci). The family tree continued to grow with their ten grandchildren: Justin, Amber, Benjamin (Kaley), Bryson (Alison), Jonathon, Kristin (Colton), Karlee (Lucas), J.C. (Lyndie), Shizuku, and William. Sandra lived to see six great-grandchildren enter the world as well: Lily, Carson, Logan, Axl, Archer, and Cooper. 

After a life long-lived, she is reunited with her Lord, her mother and father, Mary Susie Pilkinton and Huie Monroe Dooley, her sister, Carol, her brother, Randy, and her beloved dog, Lady. She is survived by her sister, Frances Dooley; and her sister-in-law, Brenda Dooley; several nieces and nephews.

Those serving as pallbearers will be, Justin Lyons, Benjamin Lyons, Bryson Lyons, Jonathon Lyons, J.C. Lyons, Will Lyons, Colt Rochelle, and Lucas Hedrick. 

We will forever miss her good cooking, conversations, and love. We’ll see you again soon!

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, March 23, 2024, at Neal Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Sunday, March 24, 2024, with Art McCormack officiating.  Interment will follow at Ethridge Masonic Cemetery in Ethridge, TN.  The family suggests memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  

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March 23, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Neal Funeral Home
231 N. Military Avenue
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Funeral Service
March 24, 2024

2:00 PM
Neal Funeral Home
231 N. Military Avenue
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464


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