Mrs. Lillian R. Fuqua, 88, of Navasota passed away Sunday, February 28th at the Isle at Watercrest in Bryan. Visitation with family and friends will be held Thursday, March 3rd from 5:00 – 8:00pm at Nobles Funeral Chapel. A celebration of her life will be held at 10:00am, Friday, March 4th at First Baptist Church of Navasota with interment to follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Anderson. Rev. Clyde Larrabee will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.
Lillian was born in Navasota February 16, 1928 to Ike Lee Roan and Lillian Grace (Bradley) Roan. She graduated from Navasota High School and attended Baylor University where she earned a Bachelors degree in 1949. While attending Baylor she played the trombone in the Baylor Band. She then earned a Masters degree from Sam Houston State University. Lillian was a teacher and counselor for Navasota ISD and Special Education Director for Grimes County. She retired as a Supervisor of Student and Teacher affairs at Texas A&M University.
She is survived by nephews and nieces John and Mary Roan of Lantana and Michelle and Bill O’Parka of Bullhead City, Arizona; great nieces and nephews Hayden Bradley Roan, Jacob Roan, Lillian Roan, Ashley Kowalski and Brittany O’Parka.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Percy V. Fuqua and brother John Bradley Roan, Sr.
Serving as pallbearers are Jacob Roan, Will Garvey IV, Lynn Kunz, Hollis Hood, Joe Martinez and Walter McGinty.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a memorial contribution to the University of Baylor Band Program or the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Zuber-Hadley Chapter, PO Box 1207, Navasota, Texas 77868