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Erna D. Bright, Sr.

Posted By obits On July 8, 2020 @ 5:51 pm In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 35 Comments

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Erna D. Bright, 89, of 1220 Glendale Avenue, Elizabeth City, NC was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, July 8, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 16, 1930 in Pasquotank County, NC to the late Charles Walter Bright and Marie Sawyer Bright and was the widower of Virginia Edwards Bright. He attended Corinth Baptist Church, retired from the NC Army-National Guard and as Supervisor for the Aircraft Repair and Supply Center (now Aviation Logistics Center) Sheet Metal Shop. He was a member of Eureka Lodge 317 AF & AM and the Elizabeth City Cosmopolitan Club.

He is survived by his loving children, Erna D. Bright, Jr. and wife Rachel, Pam Hall and husband Randy, Lynn Farling and husband Earl, Charles Bright and wife Lori; his special grandchildren, Daniel Bright (Amber), Ben Bright (Lauren), Alton Hall, R.J. Hall (Amber), Erica Ward (Justin), Stewart Farling (Lindsay), Tyler Bright (Caroline), Justin Bright (Lainey), Erick Schultz, Aleck Schultz and Skye Schultz; and seven great grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by eleven brothers and sisters.

A private funeral service will be held on July 10, 2020 at West Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Tom Hall officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, PO Box 1254, Elizabeth City, NC 27906 or the American Heart Association, 3131 RDU Center Drive, Suite 100, Morrisville, NC 27560. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Bright family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com.

Contact Information:

Twiford Funeral Home (Elizabeth City)

Memorial Chapel
405 East Church Street,
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
United States (US)
Phone: (252) 335-4395
Fax: 252-335-4329
Email: J.J.Twiford@TwifordFH.com

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Condolence from Kenneth C.Ferrell Sr. on July 8th, 2020 6:58 pm

Erna,Sorry to hear of your Father’s passing.

Condolence from M. I. and Delores Ferrell on July 8th, 2020 7:11 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for the family.

Condolence from Kay Acurio on July 8th, 2020 10:10 pm

Sending my sincerest sympathy to all of you. Thinking of you and your loved ones during this sad time. In His Love, Kay Acurio

Condolence from Sarah Harris on July 8th, 2020 10:41 pm

Charles and Family,
So sorry to see this. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace and comfort in your memories of the good times with your Dad.
Sarah Harris

Condolence from Portia Copeland on July 8th, 2020 11:26 pm

our prayers and condolences goes out the the Bright family. He was a great man and special friend.
if there is anything we can do, let me know.
Julian & Portia

Condolence from Eureka Lodge No. 317 A. F. & A. M. on July 9th, 2020 6:20 am

On behalf of the Master, Wardens and brethren of Eureka Lodge No. 317 please accept our sincerest sympathy for the loss of father, grandfather, great grandfather and masonic brother. Our brother now resides with our Supreme Grand Master, in that house, not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

May God richly bless you all and give you peace during this time.

Condolence from Linda Speight on July 9th, 2020 7:57 am

I am so very sorry about your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Roy Riddicck on July 9th, 2020 9:16 am

Erna, Pam, Lynn and Charles, my prayers are with you. I always thought a lot of your dad. May God give you His peace.

Condolence from Sharon J Warden on July 9th, 2020 9:21 am

Pam and family,

So very sorry to see that your dad has passed. Take care!

Condolence from Beverly Sutton on July 9th, 2020 9:49 am

Dear Erna, Pam, Lynn, Charles & your loved ones,

Extending heartfelt condolences to you and yours. May you find peace and comfort in knowing he is now rejoicing with your beautiful mom.

Much love to all,

Bev & Family

Condolence from Bernie Blystone on July 9th, 2020 11:17 am

Met Erna when I first moved to NC 45 years ago. Always enjoyed our visits and discussions. He was a really nice person. You are all in our prayers.

Condolence from Felicia Warrick on July 9th, 2020 11:36 am

Even though I walk into the valley of death I shall not fear…. May your Father rest in peace, Keeping you and your family in prayer thru your time of sorrow

Condolence from Barney and Jane Higgins on July 9th, 2020 11:52 am

So sorry for your loss. Praying for each one of you.

Condolence from Priscilla Harrell on July 9th, 2020 11:54 am

Pam and Family:
I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. You all now have another Guardian Angel watching over you. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Condolence from Terressa McDougald on July 9th, 2020 11:56 am

Pam and family,
Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of your dad . I pray that your precious memories will warm your heart and cause you smile in the days to come.

God bless you all,

Terressa (Schultz) McDougald

Condolence from Karen Foreman on July 9th, 2020 12:33 pm

Pam and family,
Sending thoughts and prayers to you all.
Karen Foreman

Condolence from Mike Hawkins on July 9th, 2020 1:25 pm

Great supporter of the band! Thanks for sharing both of your parents with us for so many years!

Condolence from Mark Croley on July 9th, 2020 3:00 pm

Charles, Pam, Erna Jr, Lynnie, and family,
My deepest condolences to each of you on the passing of your dad. Mr. Bright was definitely one of the dad’s that everyone always liked and enjoyed being around. I spent many hours at the house hanging out with my buddy Charles. Mr. & Mrs. Bright always treated me like family, taking an interest in me and my plans for life. Mr. Bright demonstrated a tremendous amount of patience with us, and I never saw him lose his cool. I’m pretty certain that we pushed him to his limit at times. He shared his stories of his time served in the National Guard, and his deployments to Italy, which he really enjoyed.
Y ‘all were very fortunate to be raised by two wonderful parents that were so physically active for so many years. Just know that this very day, your parents are reunited in Heaven and are having the best of times laughing like they always have and with a twinkle in their eyes, knowing that they raised 4 fantastic children. I loved your parents. It was an honor and privilege to have had your parents in my life.

Condolence from JIm and Dee Busby on July 9th, 2020 3:51 pm

Erna,
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers in the loss of you Dad. Praying for all of you.

Condolence from Connie Sanders on July 9th, 2020 4:26 pm

So sorry for your loss, you will be in my prayers.

Condolence from Sylvia Whitehead on July 9th, 2020 7:55 pm

So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with the family . May you find comfort and peace in the loving arms of Jesus.

Condolence from Beth Spicer on July 9th, 2020 9:20 pm

I am so sorry about the passing of Uncle Buddy. I sure did love him and he will truly be missed. I hope God gives you all peace and comfort during this difficult time for your family.

Condolence from Sandra Chambers on July 9th, 2020 9:57 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was such a good man who I always enjoyed talking to. I know this is a difficult time for all of you. Keeping you in my prayers. I know he is rejoicing in heaven with your Mama.

Condolence from Ken Elliott on July 9th, 2020 10:16 pm

So sorry for your loss, Erna, Jr. You and your family are in our prayers.

Condolence from Travis White on July 10th, 2020 8:28 am

Mr and Mrs Bright were a staple at Coastal Rehab’s fitness center when I was working there years ago and they continued to come up to Southland and visit from time to time before Mrs Bright passed. I always enjoyed speaking with him. My sincere condolences to you all.

Condolence from Bob Byrne “UG” on July 10th, 2020 8:56 am

i used to work for him ! I’m sorry for your loss !

Condolence from Tom Croley on July 10th, 2020 1:11 pm

My condolences to the Bright family.

Condolence from Rhonda & Jesse Wood on July 10th, 2020 2:42 pm

Charles, Lynnie, Pam & Erna Jr. , Thoughts & Prayers are with you all .
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Dad. May the
memories of the special times you shared with him bring you peace &
comfort now & in the days ahead.

With Sympathy,
Rhonda & Jesse Wood

Condolence from G. B. Armstrong on July 10th, 2020 4:37 pm

He cared about people. And people cared about him. He will be missed by anyone who touched his life.
Peace and comfort through difficult days.

Condolence from Mike Albertson on July 10th, 2020 5:24 pm

Erna, Charles, Pam . Please accept my condolences in the loss of your father. May he RIP

Condolence from Aubrey Bright on July 11th, 2020 5:51 pm

Erna Jr., Pam, Eunice-Lynn, and Charles – Please accept our deepest sympathy at the passing of you Dad. Just know that you and your families are in our prayers.
Aubrey and Mary Bright
Hartford Alabama

Condolence from Jennifer, Barry & Tucker on July 11th, 2020 10:14 pm

Dear Charles, Lori and family,

Thinking of you all, love and prayers.

Love and Peace,
Jennifer, Barry & Tucker

Condolence from Lynn Brandin Sr. on July 12th, 2020 3:15 pm

To the Bright family, very sorry for your loss. I worked with Buddy in the sixties at A.R.S.C.

Condolence from Andy & Fran Bright on July 14th, 2020 9:41 pm

Tyler and Family
So sorry to hear of your grandfather’s passing.
Prayers and loving thoughts for you and family

Condolence from Mike Soules on January 15th, 2021 7:44 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about Erma’s passing. He brought me the Union charter back in 2004 He will be greatly missed Local 2203! He was a founding member and I will miss him

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