George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2812 North Highland, Jackson, TN


Doris Light

November 2, 1935May 6, 2020

Doris Marie "Nonna" Light

Doris Marie "Nonna" Light, age 84, of Jackson, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at her home and with her family by her side. Nonna was born on November 2, 1935, in Arab, Alabama to the late Bessie and Curtis Head. She was a member of North Jackson Baptist Church and previously lived in Franklin, Tennessee.

Nonna was the center of her family, and she will be best remembered for her unconditional and unquestionable love for each and every member. She ensured that her family stayed bonded together by always volunteering and graciously hosting gatherings. She loved everyone and did not have a vain bone in her body. Her passions were flower gardening and cooking. Nonna had a green thumb and would have frequent drive-by onlookers admiring her beautiful handiwork. At family gatherings, she would spend countless hours in the kitchen making everyone's favorite dishes and desserts.

Nonna married Dillard Marshall Light in 1952, and the two shared 67 wonderful years of marriage. In addition to her husband, survivors include her daughter, Debbie (Stan) Harris; sons, Tim (Marina) Light and Tony (Julie) Light; grandchildren, Ashley Davis, Chelsea (Shea) Forgety, Dillard "Bo" (Ashley) Light, Konstantin Gorodnov, Jordan (Ben) Wilde, and Jacob Light; and great-grandchildren, Marshall, Abi, Parker, Cecilia, Liam, Ella, Holden, and Lawson.

Due to current circumstances, there will be no public gathering at this time. In Lieu of flowers, hospice donations are being accepted by clicking DONATE on www.avalon-hospice.com


  • At her request, she will be cremated and no services will be held

    Saturday, May 9, 2020


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Karen Pack

May 16, 2020

Hardy and Dillard worked together and that is how I met Dot. She was the most delightful person. We always enjoyed our outings. Much love to Dillard and Debbie, and all the the family, she will be missed but that smile of hers will always be with us.

Tammie Bell

May 11, 2020

I did not have the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Light, but heard her daughter, Debbie, speak of her with much love and devotion. Praying for each of you and may God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time!

Terry Atkinson

May 10, 2020

I loved and admired Dot. She was always so good to me through the years Dillard and I worked together. My sincere condolences to Dillard and family. Terry Atkinson

Anthony Chapman

May 8, 2020

Dot always made me feel like one of her children. The meals she would prepare for breakfast would feed an army. Such wonderful memories of times spent with Dot and Dillard! She truly was like a second mom.


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