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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch
Monday December 27th, 2021
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch
Monday December 27th, 2021

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First Baptist Church of Fall Branch Cemetery
Tuesday December 28th, 2021

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Jo Ann Light

She was the best.

Jo Ann Light, 85, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord and her sons, on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Elmcroft Senior Living of Kingsport, following a period of declining health. Born in Parrotsville, TN on September 26, 1936, daughter of the late Emmit and Selma Cutshaw, she had resided in this area her entire life. Jo Ann worked as a hairdresser in Kingsport for over 30 years before transitioning to a CNA in her final years of employment. Jo Ann will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, who effortlessly brought a smile to everyone she encountered.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Elmcroft Senior Living of Kingsport.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60+ years, Billy Jack Light; sons, Scotty and Chris; sisters, Frances Pitt and Cathryn Franklin; and brother, Billy Fred Cutshaw.
Jo Ann is survived by her daughter, Ann Flanary and husband, Donald, of Kingsport; grandchildren, Sacha Veal and husband, Zac, of Gray, and Chandra Breeding and husband, Steven, of Johnson City; great-grandsons, Rider and Beckham Breeding, and Zeb Veal; sisters, Betty Jones and husband Raymond, and Carolyn Walker; sister-in-law, Linda Painter; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, December 27, 2021, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch. The funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor David Poore officiating.
Burial will follow committal services at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at First Baptist Church Cemetery in Fall Branch.
Pallbearers will be Tom Owens, Anthony Mann, Roger Dickerson, Donald Flanary, Steven Breeding, Zac Veal, Rusty Dickens and Johnny Dickens. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Jones, David Poore, Greg “Cobe” King, Shane Kirk and Fred Franklin.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to First Baptist Church of Fall Branch cemetery fund, P.O. Box 82, Fall Branch, TN 37656.

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A candle was lit in memory of Jo Ann Light

Rachel Harris Jan 4 2022 1:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jo Ann Light

John and Jane Carr Dec 31 2021 5:09 PM

Ann and family - I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Jo Ann was such a sweet and kind lady. I was always grateful she was such a good friend to my mother. My sincere condolences.

Carolyn (Johnston) Faries Dec 29 2021 1:55 PM

I am sorry for your loss. She was a special lady. I always enjoyed spending time with her at Christmas at Too Lou's. She always had a smile. I will always remember her.

wanda casteel Dec 28 2021 8:35 PM

Dearest Ann and family. Sending my deepest sympathy and condolences. Your mother was a beautiful and caring woman. May you gain strength from the wonderful memories she left behind.
Love to all.

Martha Patterson Hughes Dec 28 2021 2:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jo Ann Light

Sharon Vaughn Dec 28 2021 1:18 PM

Jo Ann was such a special person. Mom was always fond of her as well. They got to visit once while in Elmcroft. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her. Please accept my condolences.

Deborah Moffitt Dec 27 2021 4:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jo Ann Light


Susan and I are deeply saddened about the news of your mom, mama light
she was a special lady who we will never forget our love, thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family
debby and susan astore, orlando,f l


Jo Ann was like a mamaw to me and always made me feel welcome and loved. she was a one of a kind sweet lady and I will forever love and miss her.

April Edwards Dec 27 2021 10:17 AM

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