Daniel “Danny” Lightsey passed away at the age of 67 on May 28, 2023, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He was surrounded by Julie, his loving wife of forty-three years and multiple family members. \n\nAfter an intense four-week battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Danny is at peace and resting in the presence of the Lord.\n\nDanny was a master craftsman and carpenter. He worked for several construction companies during his career, eventually being promoted to superintendent. After years of working for others, Danny started his own company, specializing in trim work and specialty projects. Danny was able to build anything with wood. He enjoyed delighting his clients and seeing their faces light up with the finished project. It was during these years working in construction and interacting with homeowners he felt the pull to\nbecome involved in real estate.\n\nDanny became a licensed real estate agent in 2012 as well as a property manager. He loved to help people find that perfect house. Danny felt that the perfect house was the one waiting for just the right person or family to make it a home.\n\nIt was his warm nature and gift of listening to others which made it easy for him to hear his client’s wishes and thoughts about what their idea of a home was to them. \n\nDanny was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina. He attended Beaufort Elementary, Beaufort Junior High and carried those early friendships with him to Beaufort High School where he graduated in 1973. If he told you he knew somebody forever and went to school with them, he was not exaggerating.\n\nDanny married Julie Lynn Alaounis in Beaufort on March 8, 1980. They had a happy and beautiful marriage lasting forty-three years creating love and memories with each other, family and friends. It was with Julie, his family and friends that he shared his love and interests in fishing, boating, golf, NASCAR, baseball and football. It was with these interests and hobbies that Danny kept all entertained while making memories.\n\nHe attended the Church of God as a child with his parents. In his adult life he joined the membership of the Baptist Church of Beaufort. He was an active member of the church as well as his Men’s Sunday School class where he grew in his faith.\n\nBesides the love of his life, Julie, the joy and entertainment of his heart was in loving his fur babies through the years.\n\nHe is survived by his wife, Julie, and many beloved family members too numerous to mention. Danny was preceded in death by his mother Annie Mae Cope Lightsey and father William Lightsey, along with other loved ones who will greet him joyfully at the gates of Heaven.\n\nVisitation will be held on June 2, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary at the Baptist Church of Beaufort with the Funeral Services afterwards at 11:00 a.m. Internment will follow at Beaufort Memorial Gardens. There will be a reception for family in the Green Room at the Baptist Church of Beaufort at 1:00 p.m.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, Julie requests donations be made to either the Baptist Church of Beaufort or the American Cancer Society.