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Julia Elizabeth "Frisky" Sparks

August 7, 1961 ~ December 10, 2020 (age 59)



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Julia Elizabeth Sparks, more affectionately known as “Frisky”, was born in Port Arthur, Texas on August 7, 1961 to Billy Wayne Sparks and the late Hortense Hall Sparks. She attended Prairie View A&M University. Julia worked for the San Antonio Transit System before finding her calling at The Shalom Austin Jewish Community Center where she worked in transportation for 17 years as their cherished Transportation Coordinator. Every pre-schooler, grade-schooler and senior that she transported knew they were in the best of care under her watch. The pandemic ended her employment this past spring. 

She was preceded in death by: her mother, paternal grandparents, Troy Sr. and Allie Sparks, and maternal grandparents, Walter Hall Sr. and Julia Hall, Aunt Doris and Reverend Brown, Uncle Troy Jr. and Aunt Clifton Sparks, Aunt Irene Sparks, Aunt Brenda Sparks, Uncle Johnny Linton, and Uncle Aaron Brown.

She is survived by her father Billy and wife Nancy Sparks, Aunt Hazel Davis, a sister Susan Sparks, Uncle Jesse Ray Sparks, Uncle George Sparks, Uncle Rodney and Aunt Lucy Sparks, Uncle George Sparks Sr., Aunt Edwina Linton, Aunt Reatha Brown, Uncle Kenneth Sparks, a special cousin Violet Lynn Sparks, and a host of dear family.

Julia leaves countless friends and relatives heartbroken by her sudden death. She was loved by all, many of whom will tell you she was their best friend. Julia’s ashes will be scattered at the family gravesite alongside her mother and grandparents. 

A virtual celebration of Julia’s life will happen on Zoom on Thursday, December 17, at 6:30 pm central time. An in-person memorial service is planned after Christmas in San Antonio. For more information, please email In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Prairie View A&M University, The Jewish Community Center Courtyard Bench Fund, or to a charity of your choice. And, whatever you do, raise a glass of crown with a splash of water in her memory and remember her warm, broad smile. If you were lucky enough to have known Julia, you were lucky enough. 

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Zoom Service
December 18, 2020

10:00 AM

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