Sparkman Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1029 South Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX


Lydia Lovell Phillips

June 10, 1951September 3, 2020

Lydia Lovell Phillips, of Plano, TX, went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 3, 2020 in Wichita, Kansas at the young age of 69. She was born June 10, 1951 in Kingsland, GA to James and Dorothy Fairley. Lydia attended Eastside High School where she graduated class of 1969. She then attended William Paterson College. Lydia and her family settled in Parker, TX in 1978.

Lydia enjoyed reading, sewing, volunteering at church and spending time with her family. She was a thoughtful, kind, and generous woman and was dearly loved by her family and friends. Of all the roles she had throughout her life, she cherished most her role as Nana.

If you knew Lydia she is rejoicing and dancing in the presence of her King. She would not want us crying, she would want us to cherish the time we have had, and to carry her memories and legacy with us daily. Lydia was a woman in the New Testament known for selling garments in the shade of purple. She worshiped God, and the Lord opened her heart for her to hear the words spoken by Paul. How ironic that our Lydia’s favorite color was also purple, which also symbolizes the color of royalty.

Many of you know Lydia, and she touched each of your lives in different ways. To some she was a mother, nana, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin, teacher, wife, confidante, friend, counselor and so much more, but her greatest role was that of a worshiper and singer. Lydia through her praise and worship was able to escort others into praise so effortlessly. She gave without hesitation never asking why, only “how can I help?”. Lydia thank you for always putting every one’s needs before your own, it is your time to rest and sing like never before. We love you.

Lydia is survived by her mother, Dorothy Fairley of Garland, TX; her children Angel Anguiano (Rudy) of Plano, TX, John Phillips III of Plano, TX, Lovell Dennis (Greg) of New Zealand, and Avriel Kizart (Vlicia) of Wichita, KS; two sisters, Carolyn Waye of St. Marys, GA and Frankie Fairley of Rowlett, TX; nine grandchildren, Rudy Anguiano III, Anthony Anguiano, Autumn Anguiano, Ian Phillips, Jacquelyn Dennis, Logan Dennis, Liam Phillips, Jaxon Phillips, and Kevyn Kizart; two great grandchildren, Korbin and Elayna Anguiano; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father, James Fairley, and brothers Robert James Fairley and Rodney Fairley.


  • Rodolfo Anguiano III
  • Anthony Anguiano
  • Adrian Blunt
  • Layton Fairley


  • Visitation

    Friday, September 11, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 11, 2020


Lydia Lovell Phillips

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September 11, 2020

our prayers are with you Mother Dorothy Fairley and Frankie .and family from your Paterson ,NJ family where we all grew up in Fath Tabernacle together God will give you strength in this of your sorrow.

Michael Posey

September 11, 2020

My Dear Christian Friend So Many times you blessed my soul with your singing in the Choir at Christian World Church.I especially remember when you did the solo on the Whitney Houston song " Joy Down in My Soul" during the Christmas Concert of 1998 directed by Bro Hector Soto .Thank You for being my friend in worship and praise. I will allways Love and Remember you! Your Brother in Christ Micheal G Posey Ft Lauderdale Florida

Suzanne Chism

September 11, 2020

Lydia was a very special lady with a huge heart. I loved to hear her sing. When she sang people were blessed and you could see that it blessed her, also. She will be missed but I am so glad that we crossed paths.

RIP Lydia


Vickie Taylor

September 11, 2020

My favorite memory with Lydia are the days we shared in fellowship at Gilmore Church(Faith Tabernacle) in Paterson, NJ. We enjoyed singing in the choir together..she had a melodious voice. Throughout the years we became close friends sharing good and bad times. I was so sad when her family moved to Plano, Texas but felt it was best for them. Her big smile will be remembered forever.


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