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Obituary for Lydia Essmeier (Sikes)

Deceased Name: Lydia Mae Essmeier
Date of Birth: Sunday, November 30, 1941
Date of Death: Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Funeral services for Lydia Mae Essmeier, 80 of Pineville,LA will be held at Liberty Worship Center in Jonesville on Friday, August 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM with Bro. Joseph "Beau" Hughes officiating. Internment will follow at Heard Cemetery, Manifest, LA, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home - Jonesville.

Lydia was born on Sunday, November 30, 1941 in Jonesville, LA. and passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Tioga Community Care Center. She was a resident of Jonesville, and a founding member of Liberty Worship Center.

She was preceded in death by
Husband- Donald Essmeier
Father- Tim Sikes
Mother- Tessie Dosher Sikes
Son- Kevin Hughes
Brother- Billy Sikes
2 Sisters- Sue Smith and Maxine Spinks
Daughter-in-law- Patty Hughes

She is survived by
Son- Kent Hughes and his wife Dedra of Monroe, LA
Son- Micah Hughes and his wife Mary of Jonesville, LA
Step-Son- Jedd Essmeier and his wife Paula of Quiptman, LA
Step-Son- David Essmeier and his wife Lisa of Dodson, LA
Step-Daughter- Susan Grover and her husband John of Keene, NH
Step-Daughter- Katheryn Tuttle and her husband Tracey of Rockwell,TX
Brother- Doyle Sikes and his wife Jean of Jonesville, LA
Brother- Kenneth Sikes of Jonesville, LA
Special Niece and Nephew- Gerald and Amy Huffman
2 Grandsons- Corey Hughes and his wife Stacey and Joseph "Beau" Hughes and his wife Emily.
3 Granddaughters- Jolee Brixey and her husband Justin, Kaley White and her husband Paul and Micahla Hughes.

She is also survived by 7 Great-Grandchildren and 1 Great-great-Granddaughter.

Pallbearers will be Ty Huffman, Gerald Huffman, Corey Hughes, Hayden Brixey, Denny Spinks and Wil Brixey.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Justin Brixey, Walt Brixey and Joseph "Beau" Hughes.

The family will receive friends at Liberty Worship Center from 6:00 PM til 8:00 PM, Thursday, August 25, 2022. To leave an online condolence for the family please visit

This notice completed by: CraigHawn, (318)757-3636