Family By The Ton Death? – Chitoka Light’s Mother

Chitoka Light’s mother, Hyacinth Pearl Light died on April 15, 2017 in Decatur, Georgia.  In episode 3 of Family By The Ton‘s first season, “One Step At A Time” Chitoka reveals that her mother passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.  Hyacinth’s funeral was held in April of 2017 but sadly, Chitoka was unable to attend because she’s bedridden.


Not being able to attend her mother’s funeral inspired Chitoka to lose weight.  She watched the service from her room and wore white, explaining that wearing white to funeral was a family tradition.
Chitoka and Hyacinth Pearl Light
Chitoka and Hyacinth Pearl Light

Chitoka is 49 and hasn’t left her house for 3 years.  The pic below shows her with her mother and her sister, Sebeine. 

Chitoka Sebeine Hyacinth Light
Chitoka Sebeine Hyacinth Light
Sebeine helps Chitoka complete tasks like making trips to the grocery store.  In the first season of Family By The Ton we’ll see Chitoka try to walk outside for the first time in 3 years.

Chitoka Light Family By The Ton
Chitoka Light Family By The Ton

Family By The Ton is a reality series that follows the weight loss journey of Chitoka and her cousins Drew and Naomi.  Like TLC’s hit series, My 600 lb Life, a surgeon provides guidance on the series.  Fans love Dr. Nowzaradan aka Dr. Now from My 600 lb Life and they’ll soon love the surgeon who appears on Family By The Ton: Dr. Charlie Procter, Jr.

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