OBITUARY

Mary Ellen Mae Cyrus

June 12, 1927September 27, 2020

Mary Ellen Mae Cyrus, 93, of Lynchburg, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at her son’s home in Bedford. She was the loving wife of the late Rev. Edward Lewis Cyrus.

Born on June 12, 1927 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Cyrus. Mary was a founding member of Bible Baptist Church and faithfully read her bible. She was a loving and faithful wife, mother, grandmother, and sister who enjoyed playing the piano and doing word search puzzles.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Kay Cyrus; son, Jimmy Cyrus; her four brothers, Eddie Cyrus, Clarence Cyrus, Frank Cyrus, and Preston Cyrus; and brother-in-law, Richard Anderson.

Mary is survived by her children, Patsy Taylor and husband Everett, Morris Cyrus and wife Jean, Jane Francis and husband Gary, Mike Cyrus, and, Dr. Richard (Ricky) W. Foster and wife Lia who was like a son to Mary; 16 grandchildren, Cheri Cyrus, Rebecca Noell (Jimmy), Richard Cyrus, Jr. (Angela), Angie Taylor, Alison Staton (Steve), April Blankenship (Josh), Tammy West (Johnnie), Tina Anderson (William), Wendy Wilson (Ray), Heather Tinnell, Jodie Kiser, Isaac Cyrus, Ross Davidson, Greg Davidson, Fredrick Scruggs (Kym), and Kimberly Byers (Monty); 29 great grandchildren, Joshuah Robinson, Jeremie Robinson, Christopher Robinson, Alexander Robinson, Chricynthiah Davis (Matthew), Keith Noell, Bryant Noell, Jessica Handy (Scott), Ashley Staton, Stevie Staton, Aaron Irick, Nicole Cook (John), Mackenzie Blankenship, Savannah Blankenship, KW Lakes (Justine), Hailey Surratt (Austin), Zack Anderson, Alora Tayman (Frankie, Sr.), Hannah Wilson, Mason Tinnell, Jocylynn Kiser, Ross Davidson, Katie Davidson, Taylor Scruggs, Austin Scruggs, Nicolas Scruggs, Dylan Byers, Timmy Byers, Skylar Byers; 13 great great grandchildren, Hailey Davis, Nathanial Handy, Kayleigh Handy, Bentley Irick, Colton Lakes, Wesson Lakes, River Surratt, Oakley Surratt, Frankie Tayman, Jr., Jayce Tayman, Bowen Wilson, Raegan Bailey, Jordon Byers; daughter-in-law, Barbara Cyrus; sister, Phyllis Anderson; loving caretakers, Shannon Popoca and Roxanne Restituta Brown and numerous other family members and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at 12 pm on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Whitten Monelison Chapel, with Mike Cyrus officiating and assisted by Pastor Ray Wilson. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service starting at 11 am.

For those wishing to make memorial contributions, the family suggests Hand Me Down Ministries, C/O Ray and Wendy Wilson, 4623 Richmond Highway, Lynchburg, Virginia 24504. Please make checks payable to Ray and Wendy Wilson and put Hand Me Down Ministries in the memo line.

  • DONATIONS

  • Hand Me Down Ministries

Services

  • Visitation prior to service

    Thursday, October 1, 2020

  • Celebration of Mary's Life Service

    Thursday, October 1, 2020

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Carolyn Carter Roach

September 30, 2020

I remember Mrs. Cyrus from Campbell Ave Baptist Church when I was a child. She made such an impression on me as a true Christian. Our Sunday school class went to their home often for parties and get togethers. I was at her home often playing with her children. She was such a loving, giving human being. Certainly she is rejoicing in Heaven with her loved ones. Praying for you all that God will touch your hearts and comfort you.

Deena Wood

September 30, 2020

When I was little, I use to love to hear Mrs. Cyrus play the piano at Bible Baptist church. She was such an inspiration

Pam Martin

September 29, 2020

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry for the loss of your mom & grandmother. I hope you know she is celebrating in heaven.

Karen Wright

September 29, 2020

So many memories of childhood and church. My prayers for the family.

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