Thelma Joyce Bright
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Thelma Joyce Bright
  • April 11, 1936 - December 1, 2017
  • Clarksville, Texas

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Thelma Joyce Bright of Clarksville, Texas peacefully went to rest with the Lord on Friday, December 1, 2017.

Joyce was born, one of eight children, to W. H. (Doc) and Ethel Herrington Brown on April 11, 1936, in Clarksville, Texas. She married Billy James Bright of Pecos, Texas in 1952 and during their 56 years of marriage she was a beloved homemaker, seamstress, and daycare provider. Joyce was well known for her love of Christ and in 1966 she and Billy moved to Nebraska where they helped start a congregation of the Lord's church and raised a family. They moved back to Texas in 1986 where they build a home together on her family land and remained together until Billy's passing in 2006. In her later years she remarried to Billy Ray Hines of Clarksville, Texas.

Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, one sister, husband, Billy James Bright, Sr., second husband, Billy Ray Hines, and a grandson, Jeffrey Bright.

Those left to remember her include daughter, Frances Bright and husband Roger Bunnell of Denver, CO, son, Billy James Bright, Jr. and wife Susan of Casper, WY, son, Allen Bright and wife Lisa of Alliance, NE, son, Jeffrey Bright of Clarksville, TX, and daughter, Christie Ussery and husband Damon of Clarksville, TX. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren whom she loved dearly and bragged on at every possible chance.

Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled memorial services for Joyce at the Clarksville Church of Christ where she was a faithful member for many years. The service will take place Monday, December 4th at 10:00 a.m. and the family will receive friends and visitors immediately following.