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Lydia E. Dillon

July 6, 1963 — October 4, 2022

Lydia Estelle Dillon, age 59, of Gun Barrel City, TX, passed away at home on October 4, 2022. She is now with her Heavenly Father and joins her father David Paul Nix who passed away in 2014. Her family will be holding a celebration of life on Friday October 14, 2022. 

Lydia was born in Mesquite, Texas on July 6, 1963. She was the youngest child of David Paul and Charlsie Nix.  She was raised in Mesquite, grew to have a successful career as a Benefits Manager and met her husband Kirk Dillon through dear friends in 2012.  They married on September 10, 2016 in Hideaway, TX and made a home together in Gun Barrel City, Texas. Together they share four children, Christopher Rone, Chelsey Dillon, Kaitlyn Rone and Zachary Dillon. 

Lydia loved to be on the water in the boat, with Kirk, loved ones and family. When it wasn’t the water, she was trading the warm weather for snow filled mountains where she enjoyed skiing on Copper Mountain in Colorado.  She was happiest when she was outdoors, and when she was spending time with family and friends.  She was a loving, warm, outgoing and kind woman, who was often laughing or smiling and fun moments followed wherever she went.  She will be deeply missed by the many friends she made in her life, her loving family and loved ones. 

Lydia is survived by her mother Charlsie Nix, of Frisco, TX, her husband Kirk Dillon of Gun Barrel City, TX, her son Christopher Rone of Dallas, TX, her daughter Kaitlyn Rone of Dallas, TX, her stepdaughter Chelsey Dillon of Edmond, OK, her stepson Zachary Dillon, of Fort Worth, Texas, her sister Paula Nix of Frisco, Texas, her brother Charles Nix, and his wife Karen Nix of Lucas, TX, her niece Achlie Ruffin of the Austin, TX area, her nephew Conner Nix of Colorado and her great niece Kennedy Ruffin of the Austin, TX area. 

She was preceded in death by her father, David Paul Nix of Forney, Texas. 

Lydia’s favorite color was purple, so if you’d like to wear purple or anything with purple in it, we welcome that as a gesture of love for her. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Funeral Home of Kemp, Texas.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Friday, October 14, 2022

2:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)

Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel KEMP

1226 S. Elm St., Kemp, TX 75143

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