C.Q. Lyles was born November 4, 1938 to the union of Redmond and Nadine Lyles in Scott County, Mississippi. He received his formal education in the Mississippi Scott County Public School System. C.Q. accepted Christ at an early age and united with Balucta Missionary Baptist Church.
C.Q. was united in holy matrimony to his first wife, Maudine Stowers and from this union four children were born. Being a young adult at that time C.Q. moved his family to Milwaukee looking for better opportunities for employment to care for his family. C.Q worked a variety of different jobs prior to moving to Milwaukee. After arriving in Milwaukee, he secured not one but two jobs to provide for his family. He worked at Grede Foundries and Peck Meat Packing Company. C.Q. retired early from Grede Foundries on July 1, 1999 after working there 33 years.
In his leisure time C.Q. enjoyed watching sports, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends. One of the biggest highlights for C.Q. was taking his children to the AWA wrestling matches on Saturday nights at the Milwaukee Arena.
C.Q. later remarried and was united in holy matrimony to his second wife the late Doris Brewer. He helped Doris to raise her children and he loved them as if they were his own. After retiring C.Q. and Doris relocated back to Mississippi to enjoy the beautiful country side and to relax on the same land that he helped to farm as a child.
C.Q. departed this life peacefully on Thursday evening March 17, 2022 with his children by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Redmond and Nadine Lyles; his second wife, Doris Brewer; two sons, Matthew Spivey and Aaron Lyles. Five Brothers; Melvin Lyles, Jean Lyles, McArthur “Pete” Lyles, Bennie Lyles, and Cecil Smith.
He leaves to cherish his memory: three children, Chiquitta and Thyron Lyles of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Linda (Daniel) Smead of New Berlin, Wisconsin; Three sisters, Myrtle (John) Holifield, and Mattie Helen Ward of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Willie Maude (Glen) Shepherd of Forest, Mississippi. Grandchildren; Marlo Armstrong, Ashley Wimbush, and Marquitta McGowan all of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Eboni Holifield-Luckett (Tommy) of Forest, Mississippi.
He also leaves six stepchildren: Jerry Brewer, Andrew Brewer, Victor Brewer, Jeffery Brewer, Tommy Brewer, and Helen Handy all of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and he leaves an incredible host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.