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Australia Lightfoot

Australia Ames Lightfoot

Thursday, October 21st, 1937 - Friday, April 23rd, 2021
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I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27 NLT

Australia A. Lightfoot was born on October 21, 1937 to the union of the late Australia and Rita Lightfoot in Norfolk, VA. He was the only child gifted by God to his parents. Australia accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Second Calvary Baptist Church.

Australia Lightfoot, affectionately known as "Good Buddy" received his formal education in the Norfolk Public School System. Australia graduated from Booker T. Washington High School where he met his sweetheart and long-life companion, Sylvia. To this union was born his only child Gayle. He also attended Norfolk State University for three years, where he was working towards his bachelor’s degree in Math. He worked as a rigger with the Norfolk Naval Shipyard where retired after 27 years. For those who knew him he loved is wife's cooking once she learned how to cook, playing cards and board games, and collecting antiques as his wife would say junk.

Australia Lightfoot transitioned from this earthly life into eternity on Friday, April 23, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Australia and Rita Lightfoot.

He leaves to cherish a legacy of love and memories to—his very dedicated, devoted and loving wife Sylvia D. Lightfoot, their only daughter Gayle C. Odum, their only granddaughter Jobenia Odum Parker and son-in-law Demarkus Parker, only great-granddaughter Amanni Odum-Darden and three great-grandsons Marquis, Bryce and Breon and a host other relatives and friends.
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    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 12:00pm
    Roosevelt Memorial Park
    1101 Campostella Road
    Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
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    Roosevelt Memorial Park
    1101 Campostella rd
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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Lori Odum

Posted at 10:29am
You will always be remembered for your love and respect to my family. May your soul Rest In Peace. Love, The Odum Family

Shiwanda Bishop

Posted at 04:40pm
To the family of Australia Ames Lightfoot. I am so sorry for your loss. Death is never easy. The Bible describes death as an “enemy” at 1 Corinthians 15:26. The Bible offers the hope of seeing our loved one again. Acts 24: 15 state: There is going to be a resurrection. This is a sure hope! What a wonderful prospect! Until then, please allow Jehovah God to provide you with the needed comfort to get through these trying times. Please accept my condolences.

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