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Rhoda Morrison Light, 92, passed away Sunday, August 12,
2012, at her home, surrounded by her family.
Born on September 25, 1919, Rhoda was a lifelong resident
of the Beech Creek community, Rogersville, TN, and member
of Mount Carmel Freewill Baptist Church.
Held in high esteem by her family, friends and the
community, Rhoda is remembered as being a faithful wife,
loving mother and grandmother, as well as a generous soul
who was always there for others in their times of need.
Her selflessness, kindness and welcoming nature will truly
be missed, but will also serve as an enduring example for
all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Lena
Morrison; her beloved husband of 64 years, Cleva Light;
sons, Paul Light and Charlie Light; grandsons, Mike Light
and Jeffrey Morelock; six brothers; two sisters; and
numerous other family members and loved ones.
Surviving her passing and treasuring her memory are
daughter, Patsy Light, of the home; son, Haskell Light and
wife Laurie, of Cocoa Beach, FL; daughter, Wanda Lewis and
husband Skip, of Kingsport, TN; son, Cleve Light, Jr., of
Beech Creek community, TN; son, Elmo Light, of the home;
daughter, Darlene Fugate, of Kingsport, TN; daughter,
Debbie Light, of Kingsport, TN; son, Dwayne Light and wife
Missy, of Merritt Island, FL; brother, James Carl Morrison,
of Fall Branch, TN; eighteen grandchildren; nineteen great-
grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; numerous
cousins, nieces and nephews; and various other loved ones
and family friends.
The family would like to thank Amy and Angela of Gentiva
Home Health Services for their diligent efforts in caring
for Rhoda in her later years, and all of those who have
extended their kind words, thoughts, and prayers in this
time of loss.
The family will receive family and friends on Tuesday,
August 14, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Hamlett-Dobson
Funeral Homes, Fall Branch, TN.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, August
15, 2012, at 2 p.m., at Mount Carmel Freewill Baptist
Church in Beech Creek, with Brother Dan Dolen officiating.
Graveside services and interment will follow the service
in the church cemetery. Family and friends will serve as
pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch, TN, is serving
the Light family.