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Ms. Helen Jean Lights

Obituary for Ms. Helen Jean Lights

September 25, 1938 - February 7, 2020
Defuniak Springs, Florida | Age 81

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister and Friend!


Ms. Helen Jean Lights age 81 of Panama City, FL (formerly of Bascom, FL) passed away Friday, February 7th at the Chautauqua Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Defuniak Springs, FL.
Ms. Helen Jean Lights was born on September 25, 1938, to the late Carlwell and Inez White in Bascom, FL.
She confessed Christ at an early age and joined Liberty Hill Baptist where she remained a faithful member until she relocated to Brooklyn, New York in 1962. In New York she continued her dedication to the Lord and was a member of St. Stephen Church of Christ-Disciples of Christ and Pilgrim Church of East New York. At St. Stephen, she was a faithful member of the Ensembles choir.
In 2004, she retired to Panama City where she joined the Family of God Baptist Church.
Helen had a love for singing and wearing the color red. She often entertained the residents and employees of the Nursing Facility with songs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son George Lights, Jr. Siblings, Verdanell Cruel, James White, Neporah Bowers, Shirley Rivers, Carlwell White, Jr. and granddaughter, Kali Goddard.
She leaves to cherish her memories; children; Sandra Harris of Baltimore, MD, Xuripha (Kevin) Ancrum of Panama City, FL, Michele Sanders of Clayton, NC, Joclyn Lights of Raleigh, NC and Carl Lights of Bronx, NY; brother: JC White of Bascom, FL; sister-in-law, Delois Hartsfield Bowers of Bascom, FL; 14 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

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The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for all acts of kindness and words of comfort shown during this time of bereavement. A special word of thanks to the staff at North Okaloosa Medical Center. May God Bless You!

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