Mr. Edward Laverne Lighty

January 12, 1966 ~ August 23, 2023 (age 57) 57 Years Old
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Mr. Edward Lighty Obituary

On Wednesday, August 23, 2023, Mr. Edward Lavern Lighty, of Darlington, passed from time to eternity.

Homegoing celebration for Mr. Edward Lavern Lighty will be Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at 11:15 AM at the New Providence United Methodist Church, 4445 Hoffmeyer Rd, Darlington, SC 29532. 

Public viewing will be Monday, August 28, 2023, from 11:00 AM -7:00 PM at the Washington and Charlotte C. Jordan Memorial Chapel, 108 Lee Street, Darlington, SC. 29532.

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Edward Lavern Lighty was born on January 12, 1966, in Darlington, South Carolina to

the late Howard Lighty and Cornelia Lighty. He attended Darlington County public school

system and is a 1984 graduate of Mayo High School.

Edward was known for his eagerness to help others and willingness to solve even the

smallest issue. You could always find him working in the yard, cleaning, or being the best

handyman he could be. Edward has held many positions, with his most recent as a Machine

Operator at Georgia Pacific. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making others laugh. If

you knew Edward, you knew he was the biggest Pittsburg Steelers fan. No matter the record, he

still ardently loved his team.

Preceding him in death was his grandfather, Willie Coe Sr. and grandmother, Perlie Mae

Coe; grandfather, Willie Lighty and grandmother, Suzie Lighty; father, Howard Lighty

and grandson, Kiyson Johnson.

Edward will be remembered and forever loved by his mother, Cornelia Lighty of the

home, two sisters, Teresa (Roanell) Hough of Dillon, SC and Evelyn (Tyrone) Gibson of

Darlington, SC; six children, Markida Lighty of Monks Corner, SC, Dequan Lighty of St.

Stephens, SC, Zakia Johnson and Kendall Johnson of Florence, SC, Shaniah Lighty and

Malaysia Lighty of Darlington, SC; eleven grandchildren, and a host of aunts, uncles, and



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Public Viewing
August 28, 2023

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Washington and Charlotte C. Jordan Memorial Chapel
108 Lee Street
Darlington, SC 29532

Celebration of Life
August 29, 2023

11:15 AM
New Providence United Methodist Church
4445 Hoffmeyer Road
Darlington, SC 29532

Interment following funeral service
August 29, 2023

New Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery


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