SPARKS, Lillian Jane Lester, 94, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 13, 2023. Mrs. Sparks was pre-deceased by her husband of 44 years, Rev. Dr. Henry Garland Sparks, her parents Francis and Mary Jane Lester, and her eleven brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son, David Sparks (Marion), daughters Lois Loy (Eddie), Jean Blankenship (Jimmy), Amy Huml (Jerry), six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Mrs. Sparks was a devoted pastor’s wife, as Rev. Sparks served churches in Society Hill, SC, Orchard Park, NY, Emporia, VA, and Louisa, VA, where she lived until 2022. She served as the librarian at the Louisa Branch of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library from 1974-1994. She is fondly remembered for sharing her love of reading with children and adults in Louisa County.
Funeral services will be at Louisa Baptist Church in Louisa on Saturday, January 28 at 2:00 pm. The family will receive visitors beginning at 1:00 pm. Graveside services will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Louisa Baptist Church.
Special thanks to the employees of the Gordon House and Dogwood Village who lovingly cared for her during the last twelve months of her life.