Brenda Lamb Lightsey, 70, of Darien, died Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Darien.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with Pastor Dana Swain and Charles Troutt officiating. Interment will follow at Whispering Pines Cemetery in Darien with Montee Hatcher, Alan Keith Dixon, Cody Dixon, Rick Jones, Ryan Jones and David Ryals serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are staff members of Hospice of the Golden Isles.

Born June 5, 1946, in Alma, Ga., Ms. Lightsey was a retired nurse from Life Care Center in Hilliard, Fla. She received her nursing degree from Brunswick Community College and lived most of her life in McIntosh County. She was a Baptist and enjoyed painting and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, William T. and Mildred Lamb, and Raymond and Edith Watson.

Survivors include five children, Ray Lightsey and George Lightsey, both of Jacksonville, Fla., Allen O’Cain of Danville, Tenn., James Lightsey and wife Paige of Darien and Theston Lightsey of Jacksonville, Fla.; 18 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, six siblings, Yvonne Ryals of Jacksonville, Fla., Cherryl Beecher and husband Franklin of Darien, Clayton Watson and wife Brenda of Dothan, Ala., Richard Watson and wife Marjorie of Eulonia, Ga., Larry Watson and wife Annette, Johnny Collins and wife Carolyn, and Sherry Heath and husband Terry, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Pam Lamb of Darien; several nieces and nephews; and special caregivers Lisa Beecher and Sunny Lin Powell of Darien.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral home.

Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home,, is in charge of the arrangements.