Ava G. Lightell of Mandeville, Louisiana. passed away peacefully on December 31, 2022 following a brief illness surrounded by her family. We could not have asked for a better mother. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her, she was 89.
She was predeceased by her parents, Nona & Earl Gillespie and her brother Earl Gillespie Jr. She will be joining her husband of over 60 years, Paul Lightell, in eternal rest.
Ava is survived by four children ,Janet (Gary), Ronnie (Tara), Sandy Lightell-Kruse and Stephen (Dana). Nine grandchildren, Kyle, Konnor, Chelsey, Brennan, Briea, Kali, Kylie, Finley, Farrah and Emery. Three great grandchildren Kaleb, Kenzie, and Blayne .
Family and Friends are invited to attend a Memorial service in her honor on Friday January 20, 2022 at in the Chapel of Bagnell & Son Funeral Home 75212 Lee Road Covington, Louisiana. Visitation will be 9-9:30 am family 9:30 - 11:30 pm friends Final resting place will be at the V.A. cemetery in Slidell, Louisiana at 12:30 pm