Mrs. Pinkie Lee Bristo Lighty who has taken flight from this life and entered eternal peace. She entered through heaven’s open door approximately 12:25 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at her residence. “Pank” as she was affectionately called, was born on June 30, 1926 in Clairton, Pennsylvania to the late Ruth and Boise Bristo. Later her parents moved the family to McBee, S.C. and from there to Hartsville, S.C. She was educated in the Darlington County Public School. “Pank” was married to the late Robert Lee Lighty, Sr. and to this union children
“Pank” was a lifetime member of Centenary United Methodist Church. She served her God and her church faithfully where she worked in many capacities trying to uplift the banner of Christ. She was a Communion Stewardess, she was on the church council and a United Methodist Woman. “Pank” lived a long, beautiful life. She served as an inspiration to many family members, neighbors, and friends. She knew that helping others was the key to successful living. Her hobbies were reading, writing, decorating her house and basketball; Boston Celtics was her team. Pank worked at Sanitary Cleaners and retired from Morrell Nursing Center.
Surviving to cherish the memories and maintain the legacy of Pinkie Lee Lighty are her daughter, Brenda Montgomery of Hartsville, S.C.; two sons Dwight (Helen) Lighty of Wardell, Az., and Robert Lee Lighty, Jr. of Allendale, Pa. One sister Mrs. Vivian Moore of Hartsville, S.C., a very special niece, Jacquay Archer of Hartsville, S.C., a very special nephew Michael Moore of Brooklyn, New York, a very special friend, Ms. Ethel Mae Jackson of Hartsville, S.C., an adopted daughter, Ms. Frances Williams of Hartsville, S.C. Mrs. Pinkie Lee Lighty leaves 12
grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and dear friends. “A special thank you to my daughters-in-law Jenera Montgomery
and Tarish Montgomery of Hartsville, S.C., Barbara Ann Jefferson of Hartsville, S.C., and Fontessa Moore of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.