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Ms. Melanie Joy Lightsey, 51

Ms. Melanie Joy Lightsey, 51, of Hazlehurst, died May 30 at Bacon County Hospital in Alma.
Ms. Lightsey was born May 18, 1971, in Jeff Davis County.
She is preceded in death by her father, Malvin Leroy Branch and grandmother, Mary Sammie Conner.
She was previously employed as a 911 Communications Officer with Appling County Board of Commissioners.
Her life was centered around her niece and nephew, Chris and Bradee, she loved them as if they were her own. She was very family oriented and loved spending time with them. Her fur baby, Milo was very special to her.
Survivors include her mother, Phyllis Conner Branch of Hazlehurst; sister, Bobbie Jo (Mike) Lynn of Hazlehurst; nieces and nephews, Christopher (Andria) Eunice of Hazlehurst, Kenedy Lynn of Douglas, Kealey (Chris) Rigby of Alma, and Bradee Jade Lynn of Hazlehurst; great-nieces, Kyla Zamora and Blakely Rigby.
Services were held June 2 at Liberty Community Church with Stacy Teston and the Rev. Charles Brantley officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Caroline Anderson and staff, Altamaha Home Health Care (Valarie, Ashley and Leigh), Jeff Davis County E.M.S. and members of Liberty Community Church.
Active pallbearers were Stacy Teston, Kelly Teston, Sammie Hutcheson, Ken Teston, Joe Garrett, Charles (Pnut) Conner and Frankie Hutcheson.
Music was rendered by the Rev. Charles and Tina Brantley.
Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.

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