Lyn Gernon Hartwell, age 73, of Helena, AL went to be with the Lord Saturday evening, March 11, 2017. Lyn was born in Gulfport, Ms and was raised in Mobile, AL. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Doris Gernon. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Harold; son, Daren (Andrea), grandchildren, Haley and Hunter and son, Kent. She graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile and studied Art at Auburn University where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. Lyn and Harold spent most of their married life in Helena. Lyn enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, especially on the lake. She also enjoyed playing Bridge with her many friends. Lyn never turned her back on a hurt or hungry animal and spent much of her time and resources supporting animal rescue services. Lyn was a faithful member of Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church, 2541 Rocky Ridge Road, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 1:30 pm at Mountain Chapel Church followed by a Memorial Service at 2:30 pm. The family request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Mountain Chapel Church or your favorite animal rescue group.