She was the daughter of the late Rev. J.D. Bright and Martha Elizabeth Puckett Bright. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Rowena Bright.
She was a member of South Cleveland Church of God, where she served many years as assistant teacher for the preschool Sunday school class. She had been employed with various boutique shops in Cleveland for many years where she enjoyed meeting many different people. Her greatest love in life was family. She was always excited to talk about her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was so proud of them all.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jack E. Holloway, of Cleveland; one son, Alan Holloway and his wife, Helen, of Madisonville; two daughters: Sharon Gallaher and her husband, Terry, of Cleveland, and Joy Akins and her husband, Tim, of Cleveland; grandchildren: Sharmaine Haun, Zachary Holloway, Zander Holloway, Marcus Holloway, Brian Gallaher, Casey Gallaher, Morgan Roenneburg and Madison Akins; great-grandchildren: Parker Haun, Brady Haun, Sean Gallaher, Katelyn Gallaher, Sadie Gallaher, Easton Gallaher; sisters: Lorena Badgett and her husband, Thomas, of Alabama, and Mildred Southerland and her husband, Louie, of Alabama; brothers: Clytus Bright and his wife, Wanda, of Texas, Wendell Bright and his wife, Edith, of Texas, Curtis Bright and his wife, Norma, of Texas, Herbert Bright and his wife, Marty, of Atlanta, and Johnny Bright and his wife, Wanda, of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at South Cleveland Church of God with Pastor Chris Moody, Dr. Carl Hobbs and the Rev. Wendell Smith officiating.
Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Brian Gallaher, Casey Gallaher, Zachary Holloway, Marcus Holloway, Tim Akins and Terry Gallaher serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at South Cleveland Church of God and again on Saturday from noon until the time of the 1 p.m. service at the church.
Memorials may be made to the South Cleveland Church of God Building Fund or to the Gideons Cleveland South Camp.
Jim Rush Funeral Homes, North Ocoee Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Please view and sign the guest book at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.