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Stephen Anthony Lyons

September 10, 1937 — May 14, 2024

Biloxi

Stephen Anthony Lyons, 85, a lifelong resident of Biloxi, MS, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his children on May 14, 2024.

Stephen loved Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast and was happiest surrounded by his family, especially when playing UNO, enjoying Sunday dinners, or sitting on the front porch of the family’s Seal Avenue home. He was a consummate Southern gentleman and was known for his polite and gentle demeanor. A diehard baseball fan, Stephen was dedicated to the St. Louis Cardinals and attended games throughout his life, including the 1982 World Series, and even had the opportunity to meet his idol Ozzie Smith.

Born on September 10, 1937, to John Lyons and Adelaide Peresich Lyons, Stephen was the youngest of nine children. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1956 and attended Perkinston Junior College.

Stephen owned and operated a full-service Chevron and Texaco station on the beach for many years and retired from the City of Biloxi Port Commission.

Stephen was a parishioner at Nativity B.V.M. Cathedral and served on the bereavement committee as “chief dishwasher” and was a 56-year member of the Biloxi Elks Lodge 606.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Cvitanovich Lyons, and their son, Stevie Lyons.

Stephen is survived by his children Adele Lyons, Victoria Lyons Necaise, Valerie Lyons Englade (Bryan), David Lyons (Christina Daniels), Reggie Lyons (David Churchill), Chris Lyons (Cedric Barnett) and his grandchildren, Timothy Brown, Heather Brown, David Englade, Michael Englade, Taylor Smith, Zachary Lyons, Ethan Churchill and Tess Churchill.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home on Howard Avenue in Biloxi. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Nativity B.V.M. Cathedral, with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Biloxi Cemetery with reception immediately after at the Biloxi Elks Lodge.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Nativity B.V.M. Catholic School at nativitybvm.org/support-our-school or the Biloxi Elks Lodge Scholarship Fund.

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Stephen Anthony Lyons.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Howard Avenue

675 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530

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Visitation

Thursday, May 16, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Nativity B.V.M. Cathedral

870 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530

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Mass

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Nativity B.V.M. Cathedral

870 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530

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Burial

Thursday, May 16, 2024

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