Ernest “Chris” Lightell

Ernest “Chris” Lightell, departed this life on Tuesday July 10, 2018 at West Jefferson Hospital in Marrero LA at the age of 53. He was a native of Ironton La. Son of the late Leonard Lightell Sr. and Amanda Verna Trufant Lightell. Former husband of Holly Lightell. Beloved brother of Leonard (Marcia) Lightell, Linda (Joseph R.) Glenn, Darryl Lightell, Carl Lightell, Rochelle (John) Hightower and Inez (Jessie) Johnson. Nephew of Melvin Smith, Fernand (Hannah) Trufant, Marie Jackson, Virginia Trufant, Eugene (Gayle) Trufant, Nathan (Michelle) Trufant and Shirley Jason. He also had a special bond with his nephew Leonard (Tiger) Lightell III, friends Ronell Brooks, Spencer Fay Gray and Brandon Mitchell. Deceased also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends. Relatives and friends of the family, staff of Joellen Smith Convalescent Living Center, The Light House For The Blind, Davita Dialysis Center (Berhman Hwy), and Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church of Marrero LA, Pastor Thomas J. Brown Jr. and all neighboring churches attended the visitation and funeral service on Saturday July 14, 2018 at the St Paul Missionary Baptist Church, located at 133 Bradish St., Ironton, LA. Pastor Haywood Johnson Jr. officiated. Entombment follow in Ironton Cemetery. For online condolences please visit

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