Amanda Gayle Light Haynes

September 12, 1975 - October 23, 2014

Amanda Gayle Light Haynes, 39, of Pilot, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 after a two year battle with triple negative breast cancer. She was a 1993 graduate of Floyd County High School, and was employed at BB&T Bank in Christiansburg. She was known for her beautiful smile and her concern for others. She is survived by her son, Zachary Noah Light; her daughters, Kendall Shay Haynes and Keaton Mae Haynes and their father, Stephen Haynes. She is also survived by her parents, Wendell and Dianne Light; her brother and his wife, Brian and Teresa Light and a special niece, Brittany Light. Also surviving are her in-laws, Richard and Jackie Haynes, Scott and Maeve Haynes, Stacy and Drew Viers and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Fellowship Baptist Church, 3795 Surface Road, Riner, VA with Pastor James Bradley officiating. Interment will follow at the Iddings Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church. The family expresses their thanks to Duke Cancer Center and Dr. Robert Rotche and staff at Blue Ridge Cancer Center for their care and concern these past two years. Condolences to the family may be made at The family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd.

Guest book

Harold Criner

Lexington, SC
October 26, 2014

Wendell and Dianne so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Narlene Dulaney

Christiansburg, Va
October 26, 2014

Dianne and Wendell and family, My heart is so heavy for you all in the loss of the beautiful Amanda. Heaven has a shining star with her smile for everyone. No words can express the sympathy that I have for you. I know the days ahead will be so hard to bear but, the promise is you can be united with Amanda when all the sadness and heartaches are over in this world. I just saw her obit in the Sunday's paper. Sorry I can not come to the funeral...have a fracture in my knee but my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you and may God's strength be with you through all this

Jennifer (Jennings) Linder

Grand Junction, CO
October 26, 2014

Wendell & Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you both, Brian, Amanda's husband and those precious children. ~Jennifer (Jennings) Linder

Deborah Main

Christiansburg VA
October 26, 2014

I am so sorry to heard Amanda has gone to heaven. I loved her like sister and really enjoyed taking to her when I went into the back. She helped me get though my cancer. I prayed for her everyday. She always had smile on her face. I will see her again at the gates of heaven. I am sorry for Steve who I only meet once and all 3 of her children. May God be with you though the hard time. Just know she was very LOVED by many people. Love you Amanda. Debbie Main

Gail Tankersley

October 26, 2014

Wendell and Diane, I am so sorry to hear about your loss, and wanted to let you know you are in my prayers. If you need someone to talk to, cry with, sit with you, or just be silent with, please let me know. I've included my email address if you need me. My love and prayers. Gail