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Fairy Nell Lightsey

August 15, 1937 — August 8, 2023

Fairy Nell Lightsey

Fairy Nell Oakes Lightsey, loving mother and grandmother passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2023, in Mexia at the age of 85.  Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 11, 2023 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home with Reverend Marcus Sheffield officiating.  Interment will follow in the Point Enterprise Cemetery.  Erie Austin Winkler, Daniel Winkler, Juan Silva, Gabriel Valencia, Arthur Hadden, Stephen King, Austin King, and Blake Hadden will serve as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Brent Locke and Charles Little.

Visitation with the family will be 6:00 -8:00 p.m., Thursday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Fairy Nell was born August 15, 1937 in Personville, Texas to Clarence and Juanita Oakes.  She grew up in the Personville and Fair Oakes area and graduated from Fair Oakes High School.  Continuing her education, Fairy Nell attended Sam Houston State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree in education.   She had a passion for teaching children and used her skills as a teacher in public schools for 13 years.

In December of 1968, Fairy Nell married Erie Ellice Lightsey in Mexia.  They were blessed with three children and enjoyed many happy years of marriage prior to Ellice’s death in 2009.

Momma Nell, as she was affectionately known by many, loved her family and the farm - where she enjoyed visiting with friends and customers.  She also had a big heart for animals.  She was a member of the Point Enterprise Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Erie Ellice Lightsey; son, Erie Eugene Lightsey.

Fairy Nell is survived by daughter, Lisa Lightsey Hadden and son-in-law, Arthur Hadden, grandson, Blake Hadden and granddaughter, Alyssa Hadden, daughter, Mary Lightsey King and son-in-law, Stephen King, grandson, Austin King; and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Irma Molina for her exceptional care and love for Fairy Nell.

Fairy Nell will be dearly missed but, we all know that she walks in a better garden and that we will see her again one day!





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