Elizabeth Lee Puckett Lightner, 87
Elizabeth Lee Puckett Lightner, of Williston, Florida, and formerly of Winchester, Kentucky, passed peacefully into Heaven on April 10, 2021. She was born on May 26, 1933, to Owen and Mollie Burl Hall Puckett. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joseph Raymond Lightner, her daughter, Susie Lightner Dykeman, her six Puckett brothers (Clarence, Cecil, Carl, Virgil, Billy, and Omer,) and three sisters, Flossie and Betty Puckett and Ida Puckett Chism.
She is survived by her son, Mike Lightner (Sherrie) of Williston, Florida, and her son-in-law, William A. Dykeman (Bonnie) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Molly Lightner of Morriston, Florida, Mary Lightner and Raymie Lightner of Ocala, Florida, Brittany Dykeman Neely (Danny), and Wyler Dykeman of Winchester, Kentucky. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Will, Carter, and Adalyn Dykeman of Winchester, Kentucky, Emma and Joe Lightner of High Springs, Florida, and Margaret Dean and Danny Steele Neely III of Winchester, Kentucky. She is also survived by her brother Linville Puckett (Jodi) of Lexington, Kentucky, and by many much-loved nieces and nephews.
Elizabeth was a beautiful, Christian lady loved by all who ever knew her. She was a graduate of the Clark County High School, a member of Calvary Christian Church, and formerly the Mason Jar Lady of the Mason Jar Restaurant in Ocala, Florida. She relished her time at the Mason Jar loving on everyone who came through the doors there. Elizabeth was a fantastic southern cook. She cooked Sunday dinner for her family for over 50 years. She hooked rugs and made flower arrangements for Calvary Christian Church for many years. Elizabeth loved attending all the sports events in which her grandchildren played. She became “nana” to all their teammates. She was part of several Bible study groups. We all remember her being the best ironer in the world. Her clothes wouldn’t dare show a wrinkle. She doted on the grandchildren and great-grandchildren and dearly loved making them chocolate fudge. She played the piano and taught all her babies to sing “Jesus Loves Me,” her favorite hymn.
Graveside services will be held at the Orange Hill Cemetery in Williston, Florida, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Just Neighbors, Inc, 16531 NE 40th Street, Williston, Florida 32696.