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Lola Jean Fairless

Lola Jean Fairless
July 01
11:54 2020

Lola Jean Fairless, age 89, of Breckenridge, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, at The Lighthouse Church with Bishop W.C. Roach and Michael Roach officiating. Interment will follow in the Breckenridge Cemetery under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at The Lighthouse Church.

Lola Jean Wardell was born May 21, 1931, in Hazel Park, Michigan, to parents Ernest Franklin Wardell and Frances Marion Anway. She graduated from Pontiac Central High School in 1948. Three years later, Lola Jean would marry Wilbert Lee Fairless on October 6, 1951, in Pontiac, Michigan. Mrs. Fairless was a bookkeeper and worked for Oakland Sweets & Sundries in Pontiac and would later retire from Cameo Fabricating in Houston. The Fairlesses were evangelists for 25 years, sharing Gods love all over the United States. The Fairlesses would later move to Breckenridge in 2012 where they are members of The Lighthouse Church. Mrs. Fairless was very involved in The Lighthouse Church and enjoyed reading, crocheting, and quilting in her spare time. She loved playing the accordion and piano as well.

She was preceded in death by one son, James Lee Fairless; her parents, Ernest and Frances Wardell; and nine siblings, Ernestine, Marguerite, Betty, Robert, Richard, Joan, Don, Carol and Carl.

Mrs. Fairless is survived by her husband of 68 years, Wilbert Lee Fairless, Sr. of Breckenridge; three children, Ernest Wesley Fairless and wife Shelly of Flushing, Michigan, Wilbert Lee Fairless, Jr. of White Lake, Michigan, and Frances Jean Smith and husband, Don of Breckenridge; two brothers, Gerald Wardell and Duane Wardell, both of Michigan; six grandchildren, Shannon Fairless, Jason Fairless, Chad Fairless, Freddie Jenkins, Chasity Jenkins, and Juanita Garcia; eleven great-grandchildren, Tyler Nelson, Peyton Nelson, Tristin Jenkins, Jasmine Jenkins, Christian Jenkins, Daniella Garcia, Kayden Garcia, Sianna Garcia, Natalia Garcia, Sebastian Fairless, and Kenzie Fairless; and two great-great-grandchildren, Bella Nelson and Royal Jenkins.

Memorials may be made to the United Pentecostal Church International and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at

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