Lydia Ruth-Mitchell Scialabba

Lydia Ruth-Mitchell Scialabba

October 25, 1965 - October 30, 2022

Lydia Ruth-Mitchell Scialabba

October 25, 1965 - October 30, 2022


Lydias Obituary


Lydia Ruth-Mitchell Scialabba, age 57, loving mother to daughter, Sophia and adoring wife to husband, Anthony Scialabba, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family in the early hours of the 30th of October 2022 after a courageous 10-year battle with breast cancer. Lydia was born on the 25th of October 1965 to her mother, Susan Dobbs Mitchell (“Dearest”) and her father, Sam Mitchell (“PopPop”). She grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, attended The Heiskell School and Mt. Vernon Christian Academy, and continued her education at Samford University in Birmingham, AL.

Lydia was the most caring, kind, and loving creation of God whom her loved ones and friends have ever known. Throughout her lifetime, she devoted herself to Jesus, her daughter Sophia, and those around her. She loved being a mother most of all. She also enjoyed serving in the classrooms as a photographer, capturing memories of her beautiful daughter. Lydia had a passion for animals and music and was drawn to the beauty of anything with glitter, sparkles, and God’s beautiful colors. She always had a smile on her face and loved spending time with her family and friends. She lived life sprinkling the sweet fragrance of Jesus wherever she went. Lydia’s joy and lovingkindness was abounding in her every word and deed. Even throughout her suffering, her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ guided her precious life all of her days. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends who adored her with all of their hearts.

Lydia is survived by her husband, Anthony; daughter, Sophia; parents, Susan and Sam; sister, SuSu Scialabba and brother-in-law, Jeffrey; sister, Jennifer Goodman; nephews, Lucas and Samuel; nieces, Lily, Ava, and Kate; mother-in-law, Judith Barr (“Omi”); pets, Martini and Kahlúa; countless aunts, uncles, and cousins from the Scialabba, Mitchell, and Dobbs families; and many, many precious Christian friends.


A Celebration of Life memorializing Lydia Scialabba will take place on the 4th of November at 4pm at The Bridge Church, 29582 Aventura, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. Pastor Mike Foell will officiate. Please feel free to wear or accessorize with bright colors as requested by her daughter in honor of Lydia’s vibrant spirit.

Please join us in the courtyard for a reception following the service.

 Lydia will be laid to rest in the arms of her heavenly Father on the 5th of November at 1pm at El Toro Memorial Park, 25751 Trabuco Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630.

 In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be placed in Lydia’s honor to Never Ever Give Up charity


Please click on this link to view Lydia’s video:  Lydia


Celebration Of Life

  • Date & Time: November 04, 2022 (4:00 PM)
  • Venue: The Bridge Church - Main Campus
  • Location: 29582 Aventura Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 - (Get Directions)


  • Date & Time: November 04, 2022 (5:00 PM)
  • Venue: The Bridge Church - Main Campus
  • Location: 29582 Aventura Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 - (Get Directions)

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: November 05, 2022 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: El Toro Memorial Park
  • Location: 25751 Trabuco Road Lake Forest, CA 92630 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 951-9102

In Lieu Of Flowers, The Family Requests Donations Be Placed In Lydia’s Honor To Never Ever Give Up Charity

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4 responses to Lydia Ruth-Mitchell Scialabba

  1. Rita Webber says:

    My heart and prayers are with all of you. Loved your precious daughter, sistes, wife, mom. Lydia was a beautiful light that will on forever in my hearts and all who know her.
    I know she has her crown, her wings and her light from heaven is even brighter.
    I miss you my sweet Lydialish, until we meet again 🤍🙏😇

  2. Gina Blanco says:

    My Precious Lydialicious- my Armpish most Beautiful Bestielicious- I miss you so much already that my heart hurts. You must be dancing or running around in heaven but knowing you, you are probably at our Lord Jesus’ feet listening to Him, adoring Him. I’m so happy you are fully healed and that your pain is gone. I’m so happy you are now free from this horrible cancer that ravaged your body. You are probably shining like the stars in the sky. I can’t wait to see you. Until we meet again dear one… love you mucho. Mway!

  3. May the family have comfort in knowing that because Lydia was so loved and special that she will never be forgotten!
    Love you all and God Bless!

  4. Becky Reid says:

    The Lord must have needed another Angel!
    Lydia is now out of pain and cancer free! 💕🎉
    Love to you all!

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