Grace Marie Lightner
Grace Marie Lightner
  • February 16, 1929 - June 6, 2017
  • Spring Hill, Florida

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Grace Marie Lightner, 88, of Spring Hill passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017. She was born in Cleveland Ohio in February of 1929, at the age of 7 she and her family moved to Oberlin Ohio. She graduated Oberlin High School in 1947 and proceeded to Oakwood College that same year. She graduated from Oakwood College in 1951 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She began teaching at Shiloh Academy in Chicago Illinois later that same year. At Shiloh Academy, she taught hundreds of students in elementary grades three and four during the entire length of her career until she retired in the 1990’s. In December of 1951 she married Werner William Lightner and had two children, Werner Lightner and Lester Lightner. She and her husband relocated to Spring Hill Florida in 1993.

Grace is preceded in death her loving husband Werner William Lightner.

She leaves behind two sons Werner and Lester Lightner; brother Samuel Coleman; sisters Anna Pruitt; Frances Lawson; Esther Battle; grandchildren Zachary Lightner; Celeste Lightner; Lilly Scott; Heitor Lightner; Adriel Lightner.

Grace’s presence on this earth will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends.

Visitation will be 10:00–11:00 AM Monday, June 19, 2017 followed by a service at 11AM located at Spring Hill Seventh-Day Adventist Church 2300 Osowaw Blvd. Spring Hill, Florida 34611. Burial will be at Florida Hills Memorial Gardens in Spring Hill following the service.

Arrangements were entrusted to Turner Funeral Home in Spring Hill.