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1946 Mary 2022

Mary Brown Lyda

February 5, 1946 — April 24, 2022


Mary Brown Lyda, 76, wife of the late Barry Bruce Lyda, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2022.

Born in Greenville, a daughter of the late Gordon James Brown, Sr. and the late Mildred Nell Link Brown, she was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Mary was a Parker High School Graduate and she retired as a regional manager for Southern Development Management Company and worked many years for T. Walter Brashier Company. She regularly had lunch with her close friends at K&S Cafeteria in Greenville. Mrs. Lyda was a former member of the International Food Service Executives Association and she was a member of Brandon Baptist Church in Greenville.

She is survived by a daughter, Missy Hunter (Bobby) of Easley; stepdaughter, Kim Givens of Simpsonville; stepsons, Barry Lyda (Debbie) of Simpsonville, Jeff Lyda (Nita) of Simpsonville, and Andy Lyda (Ashley) of Beaufort, SC; grandchildren, Lauren Hunter of Easley and Zachary Hunter of Easley; 6 step-grandchildren; and 3 step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Wayne Waldrop; twin sons; and brothers, Gordon James "Jim" Brown, Jr. and Jerry Hampton Brown.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2022 in Robinson Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Funeral Home - Powdersville Road.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cancer Society of Greenville,  113 Mills Avenue, Greenville, SC 29605 or to Brandon Baptist Church, 16 Calder Street, Greenville, SC 29611.

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Wednesday, April 27, 0022

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

1:00 - 2:15pm (Eastern time)

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1425 Powdersville Road, Easley, SC 29642

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