A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

The family would like to thank all family and friends for their love and support. Donations in Priscilla’s memory to the charity of your choice are certainly appreciated.
OBITUARY

Priscilla Ann Hyson

May 15, 1934March 29, 2018
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Priscilla Ann (Lawhorne) Hyson 83, passed away March 29, 2018 at MCH in Odessa. She was born May 15, 1934 to Jack and Priscilla Ann (Spann) Lawhorne in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. After graduating from Hardin Simmons in 1957, she moved to Odessa, Texas to teach school. She taught school 22 years at ECISD. She married the love of her life, Roy V Hyson, on November 29, 1958. Priscilla is survived by her husband of 59 years, Roy V Hyson whom she met in Odessa and married in Abilene, TX in 1958; two daughters and their husbands, Deanna and Ken Peden of Odessa and Shara and Benny Clemments of Wylie, TX; grandchildren Drew Ken Peden, Alexa Sarah Chapman and Delaine Kay Peden and her nephew Jeffery Jack Lawhorne. She is preceded in death by her mother and father Priscilla and Jack Lawhorne and her brothers Jack Wesley and Clifton Lawhorne. Priscilla was very active in the community through the Juliet Fine Arts Society 17 years, Globe Theatre Trustee Board 12 years, Odessa Women’s Forum, Odessa Council of Arts and Humanities, Odessa Retired Teachers/School Personnel Association, Odessa Oil City Sam’s Travel Chapter, and Texas Campers on Mission. She was very involved in the school system not only as an Elementary Music Teacher and Classroom teacher, but also as a Booster Clubs and parent association member. More importantly, she enjoyed serving her Lord and Savior through her church, Crescent Park Baptist Church, as Junior Choir Director, Primary Choir Director, Adult choir member, Church vocal soloist and the Crescent Trio, Baptist Women Missionary Union Vice-President, Junior and adult Bible Teacher, church nominating committee and church clerk. She belonged to the following Odessa organizations: Member of Symphony Chorale, Classroom Teachers Association, Texas State Teachers Association, American Association of University Women, Alpha Delta Kappa Gamma Tau Educators Sorority, UTPB Political Action Committee and Friend of UTPB, Volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels delivery, Juliette Society of Globe Theatre Past President, member of the Globe Theatre Board of Governors, Baptist Mission Service Corp. Volunteer, member of Permian Band Booster, PHS Choir and PHS Sports Booster clubs, and P.T.A. In retirement in addition to her civic and church volunteering, Priscilla and Roy enjoyed traveling and serving with Campers on Mission. Family Visitation is Sunday Evening, April 1, 2018 from 6-8pm at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Home 4635 Oakwood Dr. Odessa, TX. Celebration of Life is at Crescent Park Baptist Church 3002 University Blvd on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 2pm, followed by burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Priscilla is greatly missed by all her family and friends. The family would like to thank all family and friends for their love and support. Donations in Priscilla’s memory to the charity of your choice are certainly appreciated.

  • FAMILY

  • Roy V. Hyson, Husband
  • Deanna and Ken Peden, Daughter
  • Shara and Benny Clemments, Daughter
  • Drew Ken Peden, Grandchildren
  • Alexa Sarah Chapman, Grandchildren
  • Delaine Kay Peden, Grandchildren
  • Jeffery Jack Lawhorne, Nephew
  • Clifton Lawhorne, Brother
  • Jack Wesley Lawhorne, Brother
  • Priscilla Lawhorne, Mother
  • Jack Lawhorne, Father

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 2, 2018
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Priscilla Ann Hyson

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Michelle (Shelly) Mullen

April 2, 2018

Priscilla was my mother's dear friend and college roommate, and she was always like a 2nd mother in spirit to me. I will always cherish that she expressed her respect for my feelings and views, even if my mother didn't agree with either of us! She was a very fair-minded, loving person and always looked for the sunshine in everything. I will particularly miss her cute laugh--she loved to relay a good story about the past and would laugh deeply from her soul...it was so easy to love Priscilla. I will miss her terribly. I know my mother Marlene DeBerry Mullen Moore is thrilled to welcome her to Heaven. No doubt they will have such a great time catching up and exploring their new world together along with their other friends and relatives they cherished and adored. Rest in Peace, precious Priscilla. You lived a beautiful, well-lived life that you should be so proud of, and left a legacy of love to your husband Roy, your daughters Deanna and Shara, your lovely grandchildren and all whose life you graced. I love you dearly!

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Biography

      Priscilla Ann Hyson was a natural leader whose winning presence allowed her to take control of various situations with ease. Equipped with a clear and calculating focus, she possessed a tough-minded, “take charge” attitude. She had the ability to make even routine situations seem exciting, and she was at ease with the role of playing problem solver. Priscilla always sought out the scene of where the action was. Sociable, analytical and pleasant, Priscilla was an individual who enjoyed life’s challenges.

       Her parents were Jack and Priscilla Ann (Spann) Lawhorne. Always able to express herself well, Priscilla possessed strong interpersonal skills. She was optimistic in her outlook on life and was able at all times to be open and direct in her communication. Armed with a great wit, Priscilla was raised to be accepting of others and to implement a strong personal work ethic.

      Blessed with a balanced attitude, Priscilla was able to relate well with others. Her occasional role as family mediator gave her the opportunity to ease tense situations when they occurred. Priscilla was raised with twp siblings. He had two brothers Jack Wesley and Clifton Lawhorne. Priscilla had a strong desire to be treated fairly and would readily offer others the same fairness in return.

      Known to others as a focused, logical, open-minded and somewhat driven individual, Priscilla was able to utilize these qualities to succeed in high school. Her curious nature was spurred by her ability to maximize her personal learning style through employing a hands-on approach. She was good with facts and had an excellent memory. She graduated from Hardin Simmons High School in 1957. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers.

       Priscilla was attentive to Roy V. Hyson's feelings, and she charmed Roy V. Hyson and others with her gift for being able to give freely and generously. A good listener with an engaging personality, Priscilla was able to bring pleasure and unexpected humor to the relationship.

      Very much like a kid herself, Priscilla identified with the inquisitive and creative side of her children’s personalities. She was able to direct her energy and spontaneity towards helping her children acquire added common sense skills. Priscilla was blessed with two children, Deanna Peden amd Shara Clemments. They were also blessed with three grandchldren, Drew Ken Peden, Alexa Sarah Chapman and Delaine Kay Peden.

      Priscilla was a flexible worker who was able to draw the best from others around her. A persuasive individual who was quick to make necessary decisions, Priscilla’s strengths included being able to think on her feet. She could be a leader who sought impact for her decisions. Gifted with an incredible ability to read body language, Priscilla was able to positively manipulate situations and motivate others in order to get a task completed. She was a good negotiator who enjoyed new challenges. Priscilla could multi-task, and she was endowed with entrepreneurial spirit, allowing her to think beyond standard norms when it came to resolving issues in her work environment. Her primary occupation was a Teacher. She was was employed for 22 years as a Teacher at ECISD.

      Priscilla enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. She had something of an artistic flair in many of the things that she did. She put this creativity toward all of her pastimes. His favorite pursuits were singing, teaching, and traveling. She was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Priscilla was a gifted problem solver who worked hard to help accomplish group goals. This skill made her a wonderful asset to the various groups and organizations to which she belonged. Always matter-of-fact about what needed to be done, Priscilla worked steadily to meet any organization’s goals. Throughout his later years, Priscilla was an active member of the Symphony Chorale, Classroom Teachers Association, Texas State Teachers Association, American Association of University Women, Alpha Delta Kappa Gamma Tau Educators Sorority, UTPB Political Action Committee and Friend of UTPB, Volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels delivery, Juliette Society of Globe Theatre Past President, member of the Globe Theatre Board of Governors, Baptist Mission Service Corp. Volunteer, member of Permian Band Booster, PHS Choir and PHS Sports Booster clubs, and P. T. A.

      Priscilla was a generous woman who prized that same quality in others. So it’s little wonder that she was so active and giving in her community. Priscilla was a member of several community groups, including serving on committees for the Juliet Fine Arts Society 17 years, Globe Theatre Trustee Board 12 years, Odessa Women’s Forum, Odessa Council of Arts and Humanities, Odessa Retired Teachers/School Personnel Association, Odessa Oil City Sam’s Travel Chapter, and Texas Campers on Mission. She was very involved in the school system not only as an Elementary Music Teacher and Classroom teacher, but also as a Booster Clubs and parent association member. More importantly, she enjoyed serving her Lord and Savior through her church, Crescent Park Baptist Church, as Junior Choir Director, Primary Choir Director, Adult choir member, Church vocal soloist and the Crescent Trio, Baptist Women Missionary Union Vice-President, Junior and adult Bible Teacher, church nominating committee and church clerk.

      Priscilla held close traditional values and as a result, faith was important to her. She was a member of Crescent Park Baptist Church.

      Priscilla passed away on March 29, 2018 at Odessa, Texas. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Roy V Hyson whom she met in Odessa and married in Abilene, TX in 1958; two daughters and their husbands, Deanna and Ken Peden of Odessa and Shara and Benny Clemments of Wylie, TX; grandchildren Drew Ken Peden, Alexa Sarah Chapman and Delaine Kay Peden and her nephew Jeffery Jack Lawhorne. Services were held at Crescent Park Baptist Church in Odessa, Texas. Priscilla was laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa, Texas.

      Priscilla was the kind of person who could win others over easily. A concrete communicator, she relied on her senses to increase her involvement and awareness of others. She was always able to provide amusing repartee to her friends and acquaintances, offering a seemingly endless supply of quips, anecdotes, jokes and stories. If Priscilla had a theme song written about her, it might well have been “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” She enjoyed her life and the experience of living it. This is how everyone will remember Priscilla Ann Hyson.