I have received word that Eddie Lightsey passed early this morning. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this month, and it moved with devastating speed. Eddie was an active member of the Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce. In fact, he was always one of the first to arrive at monthly meetings. He was also a much loved supporter of the Nashville Grizzlies Rugby Football Club. He provided critical support as the team got started. And he was a man of faith. I remember a particularly wonderful Feast of the Epiphany party that he gave. His funeral is expected later in the week at St. Ann's Episcopal Church where he was a member.
Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord:
And let light perpetual shine upon him.
May his soul, and the souls of all the departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.