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Syvilla Lemons

Syvilla Lemons, 91 of Memphis, died Thursday, January 7, 2021 in Memphis.

Private family graveside services took place Tuesday, January 12 in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis. Viewing was held Monday, January 11 at the funeral home. Arrangements were by Robertson Funeral Directors of Memphis.

Syvilla was born October 17, 1929 in Memphis to Johnny Rufus and Willie Ethel Saunders. She was a graduate of Memphis High School and married the love of her life, Zeno Lemons on May 25, 1947.

A loving mother and grandmother, Syvilla lived in Memphis until 1974 when they moved to Granbury, Texas and purchased a White’s Auto Store. In 2000, the family moved back home to Memphis.

Syvilla was very involved in activities that David and Camilla were in while in school. She served as a Sunday School teacher for many years and as a member of the Memphis Church of Christ, Hood County Genealogy Club, Granbury Car Club, Preservation Foundation of Memphis and Hall County Heritage Hall.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brothers, J.D. Saunders, R.M. Saunders and Wayne Saunders; and sisters, Drucilla Davis, LaTrice Butler and LaVern Williams.

Survivors include her two children, David Lemons and wife Deborah and Camilla Maddox and husband Robert, all of Memphis; four grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

The family request memorials be sent to the Memphis Church of Christ.

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