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Ellen Marie (Napier) Light, 85, of Hiltons, VA, passed
away Saturday, November 19, 2011, at Wilcox Hall, Holston
Valley Medical Center, in Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN.
She was born September 12, 1926, in Derby, Wise Co VA,
daughter of Lovena and Levi Napier.
She was a long time member of the Hiltons Missionary
Baptist Church in Hiltons, VA, where she sang in the
choir, and helped with Sunday school. She also visited
many friends when they were sick.
Ellen loved gardening, reading the Bible, listening to
Gospel Music, and of course, her children, grandchildren,
and Sparky (dog), her loving companion.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey J. Light;
parents, Levi and Lovena Cress Napier; and one son, Jerry
She is survived by three sons; Frank D. Light and fiance
Ellen Boone, of Woodbine, MD, Allan Light and wife
Charlotte, of Urbanna, MD, and Steve Light and wife Kenita,
of Hiltons, VA; one daughter, Patricia J. (Light) Green
and husband Charles, of Interlachen, FL; her grandchildren,
Mark Light, Christina Meredith, Erica Mason, Jaime Ebbs,
Jeremiah Light, and Trevor Light; her great grandchildren,
Cutter Kingsbury, Jaiden Meredith, Cailey Meredith, Alexis
Mason, Hannah Mason, and Ava Mason.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
Sunday, November 20, 2011, at Gilliam Funeral Home, Big
Stone Gap, VA.
The funeral services will follow in the chapel of the
funeral home, with Pastor Bill Hughes officiating.
The graveside services will be Monday, November 21, 2011,
at 11 a.m., in the American Legion Cemetery, Big Stone
Gap. Family and friends are asked to assemble at Gilliam
Funeral Home, to leave at 10:30 a.m., to go in procession
to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be sons and grandsons.
Gilliam Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, is honored to serve
the Light Family.
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