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