Kyla Faith Drozd, 16, of La Grange, passed away on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.

Kyla was born in La Grange on May 1, 2003, at Fayette Memorial Hospital in La Grange, the daughter of Jon Drozd and Lindsey Tillery.

Kyla was a junior at La Grange High School, she was a member of the varsity volleyball team and a member of the FFA. She spent most of her time with her lamb Waylon getting him ready for the big Fayette County Show in March for FFA; she was going to be showing rabbits as well. She joined majors to show chickens, horse judging and poultry judging at the Houston Livestock Show this March. Kyla also loved playing softball. She was an eight year Little League player, played select softball, played freshman and JV for the High School. She spent a lot of time helping out Eric coach Kinley in softball at home. Her sophomore year she ran for Fayette County Fair Queen and was crowned third runner up in 2018.

She devoted spending quality time with her siblings, family and friends. She loved playing and even taking naps with her dogs and cat. She strived for straight As hoping to become a vet one day because she loved animals. She had a dream of opening her own clinic with her sister Kinley one day.

She had a part time job since she was 14 so she could save up for her first car that she named Dolly (after her MiMi). Some of her hobbies were bowling, drawing, photography, reading, music, movies, board games, singing and dancing in the car. She loved taking shopping trips with her Grandmother “Ma”; especially to PetSmart.

Kyla enjoyed having her friends come over for sleepovers and even having them come join her at lunch daily at her aunt DeDe’s. Kyla loved daily devotionals that she would receive daily; her faith in the Lord was strong. Kyla had a heart of gold and loved to make people laugh and smile. Her beautiful smile and goofiness could brighten any ones day. Kyla was courageous, outgoing and so full of love and life.

She is survived by her mother, Lindsey Tillery and Eric of La Grange; father, Jon Drozd and Jackie, of Columbus; five sisters: Kinley Tillery of La Grange; Malia Drozd, Autumn Drozd, Peyton Drozd, Presley Drozd, all of Columbus; two brothers: Gavin Drozd and Briggs Drozd, all of Columbus; grandmother, Pam Menking “Ma”; grandfather, Stanley Ohnheiser “Opa”; grandparents: Michael “PoPo” and Denise Drozd “Grammy”; great-grandmother, Dolly Newton “MiMi”; great-grandmother: Frances Holley “MaMaw”; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her aunt, Lacey Lewis “La La”; great-grandfathers, Robert Newton “Gran Gran”, Melvin Menking “Bubba” and Charles Holley; and great-uncles: Brian Zigal “B” and Denis Ohnheiser.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Second Baptist Church of La Grange. Family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m.

A celebration of life will be held at Second Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Burial will follow at La Grange City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the memorial scholarship fund in honor of Kyla, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Koenig-Belvill Funeral Home & Cremations in La Grange.

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