Mrs. Gertrude Jones Light, 92, died on Friday, December 31, 2021 at her home in Littleton.

Mrs. Light was born in Nash County on March 6, 1929, the daughter of Luther Jones and Maggie Garris Jones.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Harry L. Light, Jr.; one step-grandson, David Edwards; and 8 siblings.

Mrs. Light was a member of the Enfield United Methodist Church, but also attended the Enterprise Baptist Church. She was an accountant for the Columbia Peanut Company in Enfield and had also worked at the Meyers Department Store in Enfield.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Edwards (Joe); her son, Jerry Light (Marie); one sister, Eunice Finch; and grandchildren, Jarrod Light, Stephanie Burkee (Jason) and Blair Thompson (Nicole).

The service for Mrs. Light will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022, at the grave in Elmwood Cemetery in Enfield. Pastor Darren Lambert will preside. Friends can visit family after the service.

Memorial contributions can be sent to the Enfield Fire Department, 12719 NC-481, Enfield, NC 27823.

The online guest register can be signed at

Arrangements are made by the Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service at Roanoke Rapids.

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