Lydia Huitt Vaughn

February 5, 1953March 4, 2019
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Lydia Huitt Vaughn, follower of Christ, died after a short illness on March 4, 2019. Lydia was the fourth of six children, born February 5, 1953 to Guilford and Betty Huitt. Lydia grew up in Mt Holly, NC. In 1971, she married her lifelong husband, Gerald Vaughn, of Iva, SC. The two settled in Charlotte with their first child after Gerald left the Air Force.

Lydia would boldly proclaim to each of us along with Paul, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” Romans 1:16

Lydia loved her two children, Tiffany Vaughn Brent and Johnathan Christopher Houston Vaughn, but the sparkle of her eye were her two granddaughters, Sarah Lydia Brent and Izabella Marie Vaughn. Her love for her granddaughters knew no bounds.

Lydia spent her life in service to her Savior and His church from an early age. She and her husband have faithfully attended Hickory Grove Baptist Church since 1991. Lydia found places to serve the church from working as an adult Sunday School teacher, youth small group leader, and VBS teacher to caring for others as a deacon’s wife. Lydia took two mission trips to China but she found her true passion working with preschool children teaching the stories of the Bible. Her heart loved each little one who called her “Mrs. Lydia”

Lydia is survived by her husband of 47 years, Gerald Vaughn; her two children and their spouses, Tiffany V Brent and Bill (Concord) and Johnathan and Brittany Vaughn (Locust); her two granddaughters, Sarah Brent (mission field) and Izabella Vaughn (7). She is survived by three of her siblings and their spouses, Danny & MaryAnn Huitt (Boone), Barry & Teresa Triplett, and Larry Israel & Angela Marie (Santa Cruz); along with many loving nephews, nieces, and their children.

Please join the family in celebrating the life and legacy of Lydia. The family will receive friends on March 12, 2019 from 6-8pm at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Harris Campus. The funeral will be March 13, 2019 at 11am at Hickory Grove Baptist Church Harris Campus. McEwen of Mint Hill will be handling arrangements.


  • Gerald Vaughn, Loving Husband of 47 Years
  • Tiffany Vaughn Brent and husband, Bill, Daughter
  • Johnathan Christopher Houston Vaughn and wife, Brittany, Son
  • Sarah Lydia Brent, Granddaughter
  • Izabella Marie Vaughn, Granddaughter
  • Guilford and Betty Huitt, Parents
  • Danny and MaryAnn Huitt, Sibling and Spouse
  • Barry and Teresa Triplett, Sibling and Spouse
  • Larry Israel and Angela Marie, Sibling and Spouse
  • She also leaves behind many loving nephews, nieces, and their children to cherish her memory.

  • Stephen Triplett, Active Pallbearer
  • Emerson Huitt, Active Pallbearer
  • Matt Thompson, Active Pallbearer
  • Kyle Biddy, Active Pallbearer
  • Ryan Treat, Active Pallbearer
  • Josh Cable, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Lydia Huitt Vaughn

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Amy Dewald

March 11, 2019

Heaven welcomes another wonder to the Saints Triumphant! May you all feel the strength and peace of our Lord in your mourning. You are not alone.

Nell Vea

March 10, 2019

I treasure the memories of the times spent with Lydia. We served on mission for 5 weeks in the summer of '99.
And she had a true desire to share the gospel at every opportunity. I also enjoyed going by her classroom as she
made preparations for VBS each summer. Best of all was the privilege of praying with her and I really appreciate
her prayers for me and my family. So you can be sure I am praying for all of you in her precious family now.

Sheila Kiely

March 8, 2019

I am so very sorry for your loss. While I never met Lydia, it sounds like she was an amazing person. Sending prayers and love at this difficult time.

Suzie Rape

March 8, 2019

Still reeling from Lydia's unexpected and sudden departure. Gerald, family, you are covered and will be for a long while, as you start this new journey. Lydia will be remembered by many, as she touched so many lives. She left a huge legacy behind, first and foremost her love for our Lord and the Gospel, followed with her love for Gerald and her family. She had a caring heart and was a prayer warrior for many and a good friend. She will never be forgotten and has a place in my heart forever. No doubt she heard "Well done my good and faithful servant" when greeted by our Savior! Those of us left behind must carry on her legacy and spread the Gospel and love others and pray for them! Her memory will be eternal. Blessed to have her as a friend and in my SS family.

Julie Hudson

March 7, 2019

Lydia you were a wonderful person and Ken and I are glad we got to meet and know you. God Bless your family in this time. All our Love.....

Kyle Biddy

March 7, 2019

Mrs Lydia was a special woman, always a smile and a warm welcome. Growing up what I can remember the most is me and Johnathan would be outside playing and Mrs Lydia would call for him to come home, of all the moms in the neighborhood she was the only one you could hear from anywhere haha. We will miss her greatly, but knowing she is with our Lord now is the comfort we can rest in.

Robin Thomas

March 7, 2019

So very sorry John and family to hear of your loss my deepest prayers are with you, I had not seen her in many years but so remember her meeting John at the bus stop everyday when our kids were little.. Treasure the memories and know she’s in Heaven

Janna Horning

March 7, 2019

Bob and I have so many memories of times we spent with Lydia and will miss her terribly. Sunday lunch will never be the same. We love you all and share deeply in your sorrow .

Suzie Rankin

March 6, 2019

Please know that I am so very sorry for your loss. I know this was such an unexpected shock. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. I will be out of town next week, so will be unable to attend the service, but please know I will be thinking of you during this time.