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August 1, 1950 – July 12, 2020Obituary Viewed 193 timesPriscilla Bradford Kight
August 1, 1950 – July 12, 2020
It is with great sadness we announce the death of Priscilla B. Kight on Sunday, July 12, 2020 due to complications from Covid-19. Priscilla entered the Lakeland Regional Medical Center on June 30th for surgery to address lung cancer and she became infected with pneumonia and the Covid-19 virus. She was unable to fight this off in her diminished post-surgical state.
Priscilla was born in Asheville, NC (and loved to return as often as she could) to Charles A. Bradford and Barbara Bobst Bradford. After traveling the world as a Navy dependent, she attended high school and college in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Priscilla and her family settled in Lakeland on July 4, 1980 and called it their home. She worked at the Lake Miriam Book Mart and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church as the parish administrator.
Priscilla was predeceased by both her parents and leaves behind her devoted and loving husband of 50 years, Major L. Kight, III. She is survived by her three children Suzanne Kight, Matthew Kight (Nhu) and Victoria Naples (Steve) and grandchildren Monica, Amanda and Naomi Kight and Hayley and Ava Naples; her brother Charles A. Bradford, (Debra) and sister Elizabeth B. Bradford, (Michele); nephew and nieces Evan, Melissa and Marissa; “Sister Cousin” Judy Dexter and numerous cousins, relatives and friends accumulated over her life.
A strong woman of faith, she reminds us that faith does not go away with our human condition, our limited vision, or our wavering mind but it does give us the power to walk where the earth is not firm, to see where the air is not clear, and to set sail when the sea is not calm. Priscilla could always sense when others needed her and had a special gift of calming the waters when their seas were rough. Her life and her legacy show us the power of hope in the midst of despondency, to love in the midst of indifference and to smile in the midst of misunderstanding.
Due to current pandemic precautions a private service will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Saturday July 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM and will be live streamed on facebook.com/ststchurch or youtube.com/ststchurch. An interment ceremony open to the public will be held at St. Stephen’s on a future date.