PR professional Lightsey passes away at 44


Charles Edward Lightsey, aged 44, passed away December 23, 2008, after a brief illness.

Eddie, as he was known to many friends and family, was born January 23, 1964, in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from Samford University in 1988. Eddie made his home in Nashville eleven years ago and worked in public relations. Also, he enjoyed his work at the Belmont Mansion and was active in the Nashville Grizzlies Rugby Football Club, the Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce and the Tennessee Equality Project.

Eddie relished reading, music and movies and was a true connoisseur of the performing and culinary arts.

Eddie was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Alice and survived by his father, Charles, stepmother, Billie, sister, Sandra, and favorite niece, Andrea, all of Marion, Alabama.

Funeral services will be held at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, 419 Woodland Street, Nashville, on Friday, December 26, 2008 at 4 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Alive Hospice, and/or the American Cancer Society, or for those who would want to give to organizations of which Eddie was supportive locally, gifts may be made in his memory to:

Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce
Nashville Grizzlies RFC

Arrangements by SPRING HILL FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY, (615)865-1101.