OBITUARY

Ernestine Moore Bright

February 28, 1924March 30, 2019
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Ernestine Moore Bright, 95, passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 30, 2019. She was born in Goose Creek, Texas in 1924 to Ernest and Pauline Moore. She married L.B. Bright in April of 1944 and had 3 children together. She retired from the Sterling Municipal Library in 1987 after 25 years as the Chief of Acquisitions. She was active in many social clubs including Pilot Club, Baytown Historical Society, Baytown Symphony, Singing Saints of Memorial Baptist Church, a board member of the Hill of Rest Cemetery, and Founder of the Baytown Chapter of the American Diabetes Association. Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sons Tommy Lee Bright and John William Bright, a daughter-in-law Rene Bright, 3 sisters and 1 brother. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Johnson, 2 grandsons, Steven Lee Bright (wife Janet) of League City and Eric Gregory Johnson of La Porte, 2 granddaughters, Tammy Jo Bright of Austin and Beth Rivera of Baytown, and great-grand sons Harrison Lee Bright, Truman Thomas Bright, Bennett Barnes Bright all of League City, and Shane Hayden Palmer of Austin and a brother, Jerry T. Moore (wife Karen) of Wimberley. She was a one-of-kind woman and touched many people’s hearts and lives throughout her many years. She never met a stranger and was always willing to go above and beyond for all. And she made the best fried chicken. Period. The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX 77521. Funeral services will take place on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Navarre Funeral Home, with interment to follow in Hill of Rest Cemetery, Baytown, TX. Serving as pall bearers will be Steven Bright, Eric Johnson, Harrison Bright, Greg Johnson, Harold Bushey, and Lonnie Rivera. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her name to American Diabetes Association: PO Box 15829 Arlington, VA 22215. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.navarrefuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Ernest and Pauline Moore, Parents Deceased
  • L.B. Bright, Husband Deceased
  • Tommy Lee Bright and John William Bright, Sons Deceased
  • Rene Bright, Daughter-in-law Deceased
  • 3 Sisters and 1 Brother, Deceased
  • Mary Ann Johnson, Daughter
  • Steven Lee Bright (wife Janet), and Eric Gregory Johnson, Grandsons
  • Tammy Jo Bright and Beth Rivera, Granddaughters
  • Harrison Lee Bright, Truman Thomas Bright, Bennett Barnes Bright , and Shane Hayden Palmer, Great-Grandsons
  • Jerry T. Moore (wife Karen), Brother
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Steven Bright
  • Eric Johnson
  • Harrison Bright
  • Greg Johnson
  • Harold Bushey
  • Lonnie Rivera

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Committal Friday, April 5, 2019
REMEMBERING

Ernestine Moore Bright

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Julie DeTorre

April 4, 2019

I first met Ernestine in the early 90's when I worked at Gulf Coast Hospital. I had the privilege of working with her on the first Kiss A Pig contest to raise money for the Diabetes Association. Then I attended several Diabetes Camps for kids with Ernestine. What fun that was! She received so much joy watching these children, many of whom never had an opportunity to go to camp because of their diabetes. She was a character, funny and always smiling. She will be missed. Prayers to her family.

DIANE SMITH

April 2, 2019

I knew Mrs. Bright mainly through her sister, Bobbie Belle Moore Hughes, with whom I worked at the Parks and Recreation Dept. from 1970-1972. They were both the sweetest and kindest of women. Mrs. Bright aided me in finding a lost veteran's plaque for my husband who was buried at Hill of Rest.
She was a lovely, sweet soul and I will miss her very much.

Laurie Terry

April 1, 2019

Ernestine was a beautiful person inside and out. She got so many involved in raising money to find a cure for diabetes. She was a dear friend who will be missed. I loved her smile and laughter and desire to get you involved in the community. I will miss her so much. Loved her and will miss her.

Darlene Scott

April 1, 2019

The family has lost an Icone of Joy and Love. Her witt and humor will live forever

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Biography

Ernestine Moore Bright, 95, passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 30, 2019. She was born in Goose Creek, Texas in 1923 to Ernest and Pauline Moore. She married L.B. Bright in April of 1944 and had 3 children together.
She retired from the Sterling Municipal Library in 1987 after 25 years as the Chief of Acquisitions. She was active in many social clubs including Pilot Club, Baytown Historical Society, Baytown Symphony, Singing Saints of Memorial Baptist Church, a board member of the Hill of Rest Cemetery, and Founder of the Baytown Chapter of the American Diabetes Association.
Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sons Tommy Lee Bright and John William Bright, a daughter-in-law Rene Bright, 3 sisters and 1 brother. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Johnson, 2 grandsons, Steven Lee Bright (wife Janet) of League City and Eric Gregory Johnson of La Porte, 2 granddaughters, Tammy Jo Bright of Austin and Beth Rivera of Baytown, and great-grand sons Harrison Lee Bright, Truman Thomas Bright, Bennett Barnes Bright all of League City, and Shane Hayden Palmer of Austin and a brother, Jerry T. Moore (wife Karen) of Wimberley.
She was a one-of-kind woman and touched many people’s hearts and lives throughout her many years. She never met a stranger and was always willing to go above and beyond for all. And she made the best fried chicken. Period.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX 77521. Funeral services will take place on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Navarre Funeral Home, with interment to follow in Hill of Rest Cemetery, Baytown, TX.
Serving as pall bearers will be Steven Bright, Eric Johnson, Harrison Bright, Greg Johnson, Harold Bushey, and Lonnie Rivera.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her name to American Diabetes Association: PO Box 15829 Arlington, VA 22215.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.navarrefuneralhome.com