Carmen Kight passed away at the home of her daughter on June 2,2021, in the arms of her family. Carmen was born 2/18/25 in Norfolk, Va to Martha Ozelle and Earl Bowden Bateman. She attended Maury High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Major Kight at Maxwell Air Force Base on his way to war in 1943. She remained married until his passing in 2007. She enjoyed many occupations, including waitress, full time mother and homemaker, Sunday School Teacher, president of the PTA, Fuller Brush sales, Avon Sales and Real Estate Sales. She wrote a book ‘There’s Rocks in those Clouds’, compiling stories of Major’s regiment in WW2. She won the State wide gold medal at Bridge for the Senior Games. She would always succeed at whatever she set out to achieve. Carmen and Major loved to travel, were stationed in England after WW2, enjoyed both Motor-homing as well as cruises, tours, visiting South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea, Italy. She enjoyed telling stories of her life and adventures, and you could never visit without hearing a share of these. Most of all she was proudest of her family, their accomplishments and considered all a success.
Carmen is pre-deceased by her husband of 64 years, Major, a daughter, Jo Watts, and daughter in law, Priscilla Kight. She is survived by her children Major III, Pattie Kight Soper (Randy), and David Kight (Lisa), 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and several step grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Special thanks to Cornerstone Hospice, who provided loving care, support and laughter.
A funeral service and Celebration of Life will be held at St Stephens Episcopal Church on June 12, 2021 at 1pm to be followed by a reception. Interment at Lakeland Memorial Garden at a later date. Flowers are welcome, or donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
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