Nelsen Williamsburg

3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA


Teresa Marie Lyons

February 2, 1952October 6, 2019

Teresa (Terry) Lyons, 67, of Williamsburg VA, passed away on Sunday October 6, 2019.

She was born in Silver Spring Maryland on February 2, 1952.

She worked in Colonial Williamsburg for 28 years starting in the Weaving shop. She went on to work in the Millinery, Tailor Shop, and Costume Design Center, before joining the Wig Shop. She successfully completed the apprentice program and made many wigs worn on the streets of the historic area. She enjoyed interpreting, especially for school groups, and was commended several times for her knowledge, encouragement, and friendliness. She traveled to several shows demonstrating spinning and weaving. She loved the cats and dogs she had through her life and had won awards for training German Shepherds when she was young. She enjoyed sewing, spinning and weaving, reading books, spending time with her friends, and watching James Bond movies.

She was predeceased by her loving parents, Joseph and Mildred Morgan.

Terry is survived by her sister, Patricia Perbetsky, and her children, Tanya and Sean Lyons.

Friends are invited to celebrate her life with her family at an ice cream wake at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA on Saturday, October 12 from 1pm to 3pm.

Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsenwilliamsburg.com.


  • Ice Cream Wake Saturday, October 12, 2019


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Arleen Donikowski

October 18, 2019

Terry was always such a good person and friend and fun to be around. I remember sharing concerns when we both worked for Colonial Williamsburg and the fun times with the Red Hat Ladies. My favorite memory is when she and Donna von Biela flew into Cincinnati to enjoy a huge event called Tall Stacks. Another friend, named Clare, came in from PA; and the four of us had a great time for several of the event days--even dressing for this steamboat event and lunching on a steamship. Terry was down to earth, but really knew how to enjoy life and her friends. She will be greatly missed.

Karen Watson

October 13, 2019

Dennis and I wish our condolences to your family. She was a wonderful person to be around- always had a smile and a kind word. She will be missed!

Ann Mebert

October 12, 2019

Tanya: Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You were blessed to have her live so close. May the memories you all share bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Jane Kwiatkowski

October 11, 2019

I was first introduced to Terry when I joined the Red Hats with Cindy. She was a wonderful and sweet person. She will be missed greatly.

Cindy Meyer

October 11, 2019

Terry was a gift to everyone who knew her and, certainly, to me! She was loyal, talented and a loving individual who could be funny, stubborn, and wise all at the same time. I will always remember the great times we shared together working in Colonial Williamsburg, goofing around as Red Hat ladies, playing with our animals, sharing our birthdays and holidays, and just having fun doing everyday things. My family and I are sending our heartfelt condolences to the family Terry loved so much… Tanya, Sean and Pat. Terry was my friend and I will forever miss her.

Sally Queen

October 11, 2019

Terry was a Joy to work with at Costume Design Center - always ready to work and take on new challenges. The 18th century appearance at CW was vastly improved by Terry’s dedication.

Chris Hull

October 10, 2019

The world was enriched by her presence and will be diminished by her absence. Rest in peace and thank you for being a part of our lives.

Donna von Biela

October 10, 2019

I will miss Terry on so many levels. She picked out my dog for me. We went to MD Sheep and Wool multiple times staying at Sean's place or her Aunt's house. She taught me to spin and sold me my spinning wheel. She was a wonderful friend and I will miss her greatly. She was so much fun and a true asset to CW...it's hard to believe she is gone. Many prayers to Tanya, Sean and Pat.