De Rae (Benfield) Lyda

August 28, 1938 ~ March 15, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

De Rae Lyda Obituary

            De Rae Benfield Lyda, age 84, of Taylorsville, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at her home.

            She was born August 28, 1938 in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Carris Benfield and Effie Jane Ritchey Benfield.

            She had worked in the furniture industry and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. In her earlier years, she was a very active pastor’s wife. Family was the light of her life.

            Including her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, Rev. David Lyda; sister, Ruth Baker and brother, Allen Benfield.

            Those left to cherish and honor her memory includes: her daughters, Cathy Shuffler and husband, Joe, Belinda Beach and husband, Mike; her step-son, James Lyda and wife, Debby; her step-daughters, Pat Lyda, Donna White, Sharon Turner and husband, Jeff; her grandchildren, Kelli Shuffler, Justin Shuffler and wife, Whitney and their children Bennett and Brody, Ashley Cazire and husband, Ryan and son Miles, Laurie Lyda, Jamie Lyda and wife, Suzie, Hayley Lyda, Devin Lyda, Evans Bost and wife, April and son Evans III, Texie White and daughter Lilliana; brother, Bruce Benfield and wife, Dot; and several special nieces and nephews.

            The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, March 20, 2023 at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Pastor Dean Chambers will officiate. Burial will follow in the Fellowship Advent Christian Church Cemetery.

            The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., Sunday, March 19, 2023 at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

            Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church.

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March 19, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bethlehem Baptist Church
7500 NC Hwy 127
Taylorsville, NC 28681

Funeral Service
March 20, 2023

4:00 PM
Bethlehem Baptist Church
7500 NC Hwy 127
Taylorsville, NC 28681


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