Genie was born on Dec. 22, 1946, in Addington, Okla. Then, on Dec. 28, 2013, God called her home in Lubbock, Texas, after a courageous battle with cancer. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at 2 p.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Both of her parents have preceded her in death. Her father Lonnie Lyons passed on Sept. 20, 1997, and her mother, Laura “Bernice” Elizabeth Lyons on Sept. 17, 2000. She has also been preceded in death by her sisters: Betty S. Minshew, Linda Andrews, Peggy L. Wallace and Shirley M. Capps; her brothers: David D. Lyons and Don R. Lyons and her sister-in-law, Jackie Lyons.
Genie is survived by her only son, Bill “Billy” Capps and daughter-in-law Sheri of Roswell. She is survived by sisters: Bess J. Lyons and Teresa M. Odell, both of Aledo, Texas, and Sheila Baum-Morris and her husband Barry of Roswell. Her surviving brothers are Joe “Bud” Lyons of Tulsa, Okla., Donald G. Lyons and partner Eleanor Pena and Ronald “Ron” L. Lyons and his wife Alyson, all of Roswell. Genie’s extended family are: Clarence Pearce; Jeff and Cathie Sapp and their daughters: Paige, Lindsay and Cassandra; Richard and Rhonda Lant and their children: Preston, Angie Price, and Krystle Smith. Genie is also survived by 18 nieces and 11 nephews. Her grandchildren: Bill Capps Jr., April Renee, Nevaeh Dawn, Marcus Dayton and Gunner Wayne will really miss their Boo Boo! Her former daughter-in-law, Lisa Hermosillo, will miss her as well.
Genie was a wonderful mother, sister, aunt, grandma and friend. She never had a cross word for anyone. She was always helping each and every person in a very special way. She said she felt better staying busy.
Bill will be forever grateful for his mother who was there each and every day to help him on his way and will miss his angel who’ll guide him from above.
Rest in peace, Mom. Rest in peace.
We will always like to thank the staff and doctors who took care of her here in Roswell and in Lubbock, especially Vikki and Alanna in Lubbock at the University Medical Center.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,
I’m following the path God laid for me,
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all,
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found that peace at the close of the day,
If my parting has left a void.
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
All these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.
Condolences may be made online at lagronefuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.