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Carolyn "Mitzie" Lyman

October 4, 1933 — December 20, 2022

Colonial Heights

Carolyn “Mitzie” Nugent Lyman, 89, of Colonial Heights, Virginia passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. Born on October 4, 1933, in Petersburg, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Henry Floyd Nugent Sr. and Elizabeth Motley Nugent. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Lyman Sr. and her granddaughter, Jennifer Winfield Hartman.

Carolyn was a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Colonial Heights, Virginia. She graduated from Petersburg High School and was employed with AT&T for 30 years, retiring in 1990. Carolyn married her beloved husband, Joseph, in 1959, sharing 61 years of great memories of family, grandchildren, and traveling.

She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Mowery and Margaret Spivey (Larry); her son, Joseph Lyman Jr. (Kim); grandchildren, Whit Spivey, Allison Marchiano (Anthony), Riley Lyman, Mason Lyman and Cooper Lyman and her “precious” great-granddaughter, Polly Aurora Marchiano.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 23, 2022 at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights. Virginia 23834 with the Reverend John Boucher officiating.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Willia Jones, who was a dear friend and companion to Carolyn and her family. The family would also like to give thanks to the Dunlop House, for their care and compassion shown to their mother over the last six years.

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Friday, December 23, 2022

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E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, Colonial Heights Chapel

2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

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