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Janie M P Bright
Dec 07, 1939 to Dec 18, 2014


Janie Mae Prescott Bright, 75, was called to her eternal home on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter. Born December 7, 1939, in Lee County, she was the daughter of the late Leon Prescott and Easter Rivers Prescott. She attended the public schools of Lee County. She was married to the late James Jefferson, later she was married to the late Herman Bright, Jr. At an early age, she confessed Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and joined Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, where she attended until her health failed. She was a member of the Women Missionary Society, Burrough Unit. “Coota”, as she was affectionately known in the community, was a caring person with a loving personality. She leaves to cherish her precious memories: one daughter, Hanna (Raynard) Jefferson-Jackson of Sumter; a daughter she reared in the home, Mary Prescott of Charlotte, N. C.; five sons, James, William, Andrew, Charles, all of Sumter, John (Junko) Jefferson of Oak Harvor, Washington; one brother, Alex Prescott; three sisters, Anna Marrow of Woodrow, Louise (Bobby) Brickell of Newark, NJ, Easter (Edward) Cantey of Wedgefield; twelve grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two uncles, John Lee and Robert Lee Wilson, and five aunts, Bessie Simmons, Rebecca Monroe, Vermell Wilson, Mary Lee Wilson and Mae Frances Wilson, all of Bishopville; three brothers-in-law; six sisters-in-law; one step daughter, Sierra (Albrefus) Neal of Sumter; special care giver, Corey Vandegrip; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Leon Prescott, Jr. and a grandson, Antwan Jefferson. Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon, Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, 2738 Woodrow Road, Woodrow, with the Rev. Dr. Friendly J. Gadson, pastor, eulogist, assisted by Pastor Clifton N. Witherspoon. The family is receiving family and friends at her home, 6420 Dubose Siding Road, Sumter. The procession will leave from her home at 11:30 a. m. Floral bearers will be family and friends. Pall bearers will be grandsons, family and friends. Burial will be in the Colclough Cemetery, Dubose Siding Road, Sumter. On line Memorial Messages may be sent to the family at WILLIAMSFUNERALHOME@SC.RR.COM. Visit us on the WEB - WWW.WILLIAMSFUNERALHOMEINC.COM. Services directed by the Management and Staff of Williams Funeral Home, Inc.
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