HENDERSON — Avis Daphne Sykora, 58 of Henderson passed away April 19, 2021, at home in Hillsville, Virginia. Ms. Sykora was born in Henderson to the late Paul Willie and Etta Virginia Davis Lambert.

Avis leaves to cherish her memories her brother, Paul Warren Lambert (Catherine); companion, Linwood Ray Dickerson Jr.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and many other relatives and friends.

After graduating from Vance Senior High school, she enrolled in the U.S. Navy. Once her time was completed she came back home to Henderson, where she resided for many years.

A light went out on Earth for us

The day we said goodbye

And on that day a star was born

The brightest in the sky

Reaching through the darkness

With its rays of purest white

Lighting up the Heavens

As it once lit up our life

With beams of love to heal

The broken hearts you left behind

Where always in our memory

Your lovely star will shine

— Author unknown

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