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Lyda Littlefield


Lyda Littlefield, aged 79, won her fight with cancer and went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 27, 2018. She passed at her home just outside of Rice, Texas. She was born on August 19, 1938, in Corsicana, Texas. Born “Lyda Gayle Fortson” to Joe B. Fortson, Jr. and Ruby Sykes Fortson, she was the oldest of two children. Lyda was born and raised in Corsicana, and after high school she attended Southern Methodist University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in science. She furthered her education for a time at the University of Houston, where she met her first husband Hugh Dawson. The couple moved to California, where they had their son Clayton, but soon moved back to her native Texas. After a career in medical research and a subsequent career in computer programing, she returned to Rice, Texas in 1987, back to the family farm. She took over management of her father’s farm and ranch operation and continued in that role until her passing. During her agricultural career she met, and later married, Teddy Dale Littlefield. Lyda was both a Christian and a Patriot. She cared greatly about the message of Jesus and the nation that our forefathers have left to us. She was a strong and independent woman, who always let you know what she thought. An independent thinker, with a “show-me” attitude, she loved to research a multitude of subjects. The knowledge she gained, she loved to share with the people in her life. She would often quote Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…”. She had a great love for the family farm and enjoyed her agricultural endeavors. She was survived by her brother Joe B. Fortson, III; her son Clayton Sykes Dawson; and by marriage five children, Todd Littlefield, Heidi Littlefield Clover, Amy Littlefield Reed, Emilee Littlefield Harmon, and Chad Littlefield. She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband Teddy Dale Littlefield. The memorial service for Lyda Littlefield was held Saturday June 2nd, 10 AM at the Cowboy Church of Ennis. The family asked in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Compassion International (www.compassion.com). There was a small meal following the memorial and everyone was welcome to stay and visit. Arrangements were under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 800 S. Kaufman Street, Ennis, Texas, 972-878-2211.

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