Wednesday, February 17, 2021
1:00 PM until 6:00 PM
Hester, Whitted & Daye Funeral Home
603 South Main Street
Roxboro, North Carolina 27573
Phone:  (336) 599-0104

Funeral Service

Saturday, February 20, 2021
12 Noon
​Hester, Whitted & Daye Funeral Home
603 South Main Street
Roxboro, North Carolina 27573
Phone: (336) 599-0104

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
attendance is limited to 50 individuals.


New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
1014 New Bethel Road
Alton, Virginia 24520

Ms. Esther Vera Bumphus Lyons

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Carver, Devin V
Holeman, John Dee
Hunter, Oveda
Johnson, Raymond
Kirby, Katie
Lester, Melvin D
Liles, Nora F
Lyons, Esther B
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​Ms. Esther Vera Bumphus Lyons, age 78, entered eternal rest on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham, North Carolina. She was born in Alton, Virginia but made her home in Roxboro, North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her parents Dave B. Bumphus and Mollie Chavious Bumphus Cash and her eleven siblings: Dave, Enoch, George, Cleveland, Cornelius, Frank, Louise, Florence, Mary, Florine and Mamie.

Ms. Lyons is survived by her former husband Clifton H. Lyons of Somerset, New Jersey; two daughters Gail Lyons Eluwa (husband John) of Cary, North Carolina and Zelda Lyons Robinson (husband Frankie II) of Raleigh, North Carolina; one son Tony Curtis Lyons of the home; two sisters-in-law Winnie Bumphus of Roxboro and Shirley Bumphus of Detroit, Michigan; four grandchildren Cheechee L. Ward, Frankie L. “Tre” Robinson, III, Tony Wilson and Zachary Robinson; six great grandchildren Alexis Ward, Gereka Richmond, Jayla Richmond, Jahkya Richmond, Tahj Wilson and Zara Wilson; one great-great grandchild Nakari Ward; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Please note that due to the  adverse weather conditions, 
 the funeral service for 
Ms. Esther Lyons 
has been re-scheduled for Saturday February 20, 2021 at 12 Noon at  Hester, Whitted & Daye Funeral Service.
The family of the late
Ms. Esther Vera Bumphus Lyons
would like to thank everyone for the many acts of kindness that they received surrounding the loss of their loved one.