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Mary E. Bell Bright
Date of Death or Service Nov 29, 2014

Mary E. Bell Bright died November 29, 2014 at her home with family by her side. It was her wishes to be cremated and no public services held.  Those desiring Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950 or to The V. Foundation for Cancer Research, (Jim Valvano Cancer Research) 106 Towerview Court, Cary, NC 27513. 

Born in Dickson County she was the daughter of the late Dr. W.A.Bell, Jr. and Mary Lou Toone Bell.  She was preceded in death by her brother Dr. Butch Bell and her step-mother, Mrs. Lavenia Buckner Bell.  She was a 1969 graduate of Dickson High School and was a graduate of the Brownell Business School.   She was a former Vice President of Customer Service for Verizon Wireless and later went on to be office manager for the clinic of her late brother, Dr. Butch Bell.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Joe Bright of Dickson, TN; Her Daughter, Nikki Herrington and her husband, Greg of Franklin, TN; Her Two grandchildren, Gracie Elizabeth and Jackson; Her Sister, Michelle Bell Ribarid and her husband, Raymond of El Sobrante, CA.

From the Family

I would like to express my appreciation to everyone for their prayers and kind words during the illness of Mary E. Bell Bright (aka: The Bread Lady).

Special Thanks To

Bill Littleton for your prayers; J.R. and Brenda Humphreys...your kindness and generosity will always be remembered; Judy Nicks-you are an angel on earth and my hero.


Joe Bright



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