January 10, 1914 – April 2, 2021
WENDELL – Mary Elizabeth Gray Bright, 107, passed away on Good Friday. She was born in Tyrrell County to the late John and Lena Brickhouse Gray. She loved gardening, flowers, and enjoyed wood crafting. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 42 years, Eugene Robert Bright.
She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Gene Bright Neeper (LeRoy), Linda Conoley (Neal), grandchildren, John Conoley (Julie), Jim Conoley (Kathleen), great grandchildren, John T. Conoley, Kate Conoley, and Blake Pennington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to:
JC Raulston Arboretum Make checks payable to: NC Agricultural Foundation
NC State University JCRA Memorial/ Mary Bright
Campus Box 7522
Raleigh, NC 27695-7522
Memorial Service 11 am, Saturday, April 17th, Wendell Baptist Church, 3651 Wendell Blvd, Wendell. MASKS ARE REQUIRED. Burial will take place at a later time. Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third Street, Wendell.