Tena Lightsey (Croft)

tena lightsey (croft)
Tena Lightsey (Croft) was born in Jacksonville, Florida on May 19, 1966. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at 55 years old on April 26, 2022, where she resided in Sparta, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mary and John Mckorkle as well as her granddaughter Mary Daniels. Although she has left us too soon, she is in a world of peace now. Heaven has gained another beautiful angel. She is survived by her children, Sheena Daniels (Rufus Baylor), Stacey Waites (James Waites) and Peyton Lightsey, her grandchildren, Kayla, Joseph, Connor, Lil Rufus, Haylee, Summer, Elaina, Amelia, Aliyah, and Aden, her sister, Brenda Croft, her nephews, Eric Martin and Shane Raulerson, as well as her great nieces and nephews, and so many more loved ones. Tena was a beautiful woman, inside and out. Always lending a helping hand. She was an amazing mother and even better grandmother. We could always count on her no matter what. Her grandkids know her as her Gamma (she said she was too young to be called Grandma). Her sister was her best friend. She had many friends and loved ones. She was kind, caring, smart, beautiful, feisty, funny and so much more. Her favorite color was green and Snoopy was her favorite cartoon character. She loved to go to the beach, looking for different shells and shark’s teeth. She has given us all so many great memories and we will cherish them forever in our hearts. She will be missed dearly until the day we shall meet again. May she fly high with the angels! As we each mourn the loss of Tena, we remember the wonderful days and moments that we were able to share with her. Whether you knew her for a short time or a long time, you saw how special of a person she was and how she positively impacted so many lives, just with her presence. We would like to invite you to join us at the celebration of life for Tena. A gathering to remember the happy times and fond memories we can all share. Please join us at Lane Ave Church of God at 11:30am on Saturday, July 16, 2022. Address is 2956 Lane Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32254. Food and beverages will be served after the service. Flowers are welcome. Please reach out to Sheena at 904-450-1374 with any questions. Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, Nashville, TN (615) 857-9955. Proud to be family owned & operated.

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  1. I met Tena through our daughters, our daughters was best friends, Tena is a beautiful lady and a wonderful mother, she was a kind person and loved her children. I want Sheena to know I am here for her and the family, my prayers go out to the whole family, may the Lord watch over you all and give you strength through this sad time. Love you all, God Bless, Brenda Murgatroyd

  2. Momma Tena, you will so missed from the ones you left behind! I will always love and cherish the moments we spent together as us young girls growing up you always love and cared for everyone! Ohhh the memories, I will never forget how you were there for us (even when we did something stupid) you were always my second mom I could count on to talk to and and always be there for me! And watching each and everyone of us grow up and blossom to a mom, wife, and have a family of our own. I will always remember those moments and cherish them! Love you always! 🖤Jennifer Faircloth Davis 🖤

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