Rosa Lee Bright, 78, was called from labor to reward on Friday, July 31, 2009 at her home in Sumter County. Born in Sumter County on June 8, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Moultrie and Janie Jackson Durant.
Rosa Lee attended the public schools of Sumter County. In 1948, she married the late Willie Graham. To this union three children were born.
In 1954, she moved to Newark, NJ, and in 1958, she met the late Reverend Cecil Bright. They were united in marriage in 1965 and to this union three children were born.
Rosa Lee was a dutiful employee for many years at Standard Overall and she retired from Revlon after 19 years of employment. Following retirement, Rosa Lee returned to Sumter, where she was a faithful member of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church (USA). She was a Deacon, member of the Choir, and served on the Presbyterian Women’s Organization.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories: Willie (late Edna) Graham of Rembert, Janie Williams of Sumter, Cecil (Tesha) Bright of Keyport, NJ, Tanita (Ralph) Alexander of Charlotte, NC, Christopher (Lauren) Bright of Westampton, NJ; two sisters, Almeta Cook of Newark, NJ, and Rebecca (Will) Barnes of Sumter; two brothers, Feggin and Harold Durant, both of Sumter; fifteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by one child, Ronnie Graham.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p. m., Thursday, August 6, 2009 from the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church (USA), 4620 Queen Chapel Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Dr. Ernest Jackson, Stated Supply pastor, eulogist, assisted by Elder Sharon McCoy, Clerk, Apostle Larry Durant, Elder Paul Jackson and Elder Ruby Barnes.
The family will receive friends at her home 2508 Thomas Sumter Highway, Sumter.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 12:00 noon.
The Funeral procession will leave her home at 12:30 p. m.
Floral bearers will be Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Deaconess.
Pall bearers will be nephews.
Burial will be in the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Yard Cemetery.