Katharine Lightner

Katharine M. Lightner

Aug 28, 1958 - Nov 13, 2019
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KATHARINE MARIE LIGHTNER, affectionately known as "Kool-Aid", was born on August 28, 1958 in Toledo, Ohio. She was the oldest child of the late Wesley Sr. and Love Lee (Dawkins) Kyle.

As a child she attended St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church where she was involved in the youth choir and recorded two albums. She graduated in 1976 from DeVilbiss High School. She met Joseph Lightner in 1979 and the two eloped in Holy Matrimony on August 5,1988. From this union they had four sons. She worked for Heartland Healthcare for many years. Katharine cherished her family and cared for many other children over the years. She loved to play Scrabble, travel, and read. Katharine had a great sense of humor and, as a result, she formed many friendships.

She is preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Joshua; and brother, Wesley Kyle, Jr.
She leaves to cherish her memory: Husband of 31 years: Joseph Lightner
Sons: JoeJuan (Racquel) Lightner
Justin Lightner
Kyle Lightner
Maurice Lightner

Brothers: William (Diane) of Kyle, Harker Heights, TX
Gregory (Yvonne) Hutcherson Sr., Dallas, TX

Sha'Nyia Lightner Jordyn Lightner
Kayden Lightner Kylie Lightner
Dareon Caldwell Kaisley Lightner
Justyse Lightner Jordan Lightner
Jaxon Lightner

And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    November 22, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    November 22, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    Address Not Available
  • Service

    November 23, 2019 | 10:00am
    November 23, 2019 10:00am
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    Address Not Available
  • Interment

    Forest Cemtetery
    1704 Mulberry St, Toledo, OH 43608
    Toledo, Oh

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William Kyle Sr

Posted at 12:21pm
MY darling big sister, I love you and miss you so much. The Lord our God, blesses us with your presence for 61 years. I’m devastated, but encouraged you want suffer any longer. I miss you!

To the Lightner family, my sincere condolences on the loss of your Wife, Mother, Grandmother and friend!

The Kyle family in Texas, Florida and Toledo!

Rita (Lee) Staples & Family

Posted at 10:48am
To Joe and Sons...grandchildren and the entire family...we are saddened to hear Kathy passed...May your faith in Gods word and fondest memories of Kathy get you all through these difficult times and give you peace....❤

Ja’Quese Lewis

Posted at 03:04am
Memorable moments of Katherine all put a smile on my face, she had a big heart and ALWAYS would help if she could. She will be deeply missed, keeping the family in my prayers.

Freda Birdwife

Posted at 09:12pm
Man this is so unbelievable and heartbreaking. I have know Kathy since 1996 and she was a very loving woman. I know her passing has left so many hurt especially her husband Joe, her boys JoeJuan, Justin, and Kyle also her grandkids from ShaNyia to Jaxson. She will truly be missed and I'm mostly definitely keeping you all in my prayers. To my niece Sha'Nyia make your grandma even more proud of you girl she loved you unconditionally she loved all her kids and grandchildren unconditionally. Joe and the boys it's gone be a tough road but she will be watching over you all and she will forever be in all y'all hearts. Much love you guys sending prayers and hugs to you all ❤❤❤❤

Drea Lewis

Posted at 06:46pm
To the family “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”.❤️🙏🏾I will always remember Katherine as down to earth and a woman who wasn’t afraid to speak her mind😉she loved her family & her grandchildren brightened her day❤️Family cherish the fond memories of your beloved❤️🙏🏾We love you all🙏🏾❤️

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