Aaron Cornelius Lyles was born January 11, 1961, to the union of C.Q. Lyles and Maudine Lyles in Forest, Mississippi. He grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a child and spent summers in Mississippi on his grandparent’s farm. He received his formal education in the Milwaukee Public School System. His first job was working at his cousin’s Amoco Gas Station. He later developed skills as a mechanic and continued this trade until his passing. You could often find him underneath a car either doing mechanical work or reconditioning a car. Aaron had a love for cars, motorcycles, and driving.
In his leisure time, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved being the life of the party and acting as the family’s comedian by keeping everyone laughing and smiling. Aaron had a big heart and he enjoyed talking and helping others. He was very dependable. If you called him for anything, he would drop whatever he was doing and come over right away. On many occasions, he was called away from family gatherings to help someone that was stranded because their car broke down. He was often asked to drive family members and friends down south when they were unable to make that drive alone.
Aaron was truly knowledgeable. He could talk with the best of them. He knew something about any topic of discussion that was brought up. Aaron departed this life on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at Columbia St. Mary Hospital. He leaves to cherish his memory: his beloved parents, Maudine Evans and C.Q. Lyles; daughter, Eboni Holifield-Luckett (Tommy) of Forest, Mississippi; brother, Thyron Lyles and sister, Chiquitta Lyles of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and sister, Linda Smead (Daniel) of New Berlin, Wisconsin and stepbrother, Donald Evans (Kendra) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
He also leaves three grandchildren: Te-Marion Williams, Azia and Braxton Holifield of Forest, Mississippi. Four nieces, Marlo Armstrong, Ashley Wimbush, Marquitta McGowan, and Latice Evans of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Three great-nephews; Derion Davis, Tyron Sanford and Grayson Evans, and a dear friend, Margaret Beamon and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.