Virginia Bright Bright Barrett

October 9, 1922July 22, 2011

Virginia Bright Barrett, 88, of Charlotte, formerly of Oak Island, NC, passed away Friday, July 22, 2011 at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House of Rock Hill, SC. Virginia was born on October 9, 1922 to the late Etta Lee Duffy and Lamar Lewis Bright and was one of three children. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, James Marvin Barrett, who passed in March, 2011. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Herman Ernest Bright and one sister, Susan Jeannine Cochran. Virginia is survived by two sons, James M. Barrett, Jr. of Chester SC, Phillip W. Barrett and wife, Patti, of Waxhaw, NC; and one daughter, Susan Jeannine Bean and husband, Garvey, of Mt. Pleasant, NC. She was also blessed with seven grandchildren, Andrew Barrett (Victoria), Matthew Barrett (Kelly), Erika Barrett Wolf (Matt), David Jacobs (Amy), Bobby Fann, Michael Fann, and Chad Fann and mulitple great grandchildren. Virginia worked for the Mecklenburg County Court system for twenty-one years. Prior to that, she worked in the banking industry. From 1980 to 2011, Virginia and Jim lived at Oak Island, NC, where they were both members of the Ocean View United Methodist Church. She was also an active member of the Oak Island Senior Citizens Group. The family will receive friends at 9:30 am Wednesday, July 27, at McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to CMC Pineville 2nd Floor and the American Heart Assoc. The family would also like to express their sincere thanks to the nursing and doctor staff of CMC Pineville 2nd Floor for their love and expert care. Condolences may be offered at Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 27, 2011
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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Elaine Bright Corley

October 29, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss....I miss Aunt Ginny so so much.....I haven't seen her since daddy died in to all of you....Elaine Bright Corley....904-521-6200

October 29, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss.....I miss Aunt Ginny so much.....the last time I say her was at Daddy's funeral in 1973.....I love and miss all of you....Elaine Bright Corley.....904-521-6200

August 5, 2011

Jimmy. Phil, Susan and all the family,
We are thinking and praying for each of you in these days after your Mother's and Father's deaths. They were here for most family celebrations, deaths and get togethers when their health was good. They visited Janie & Mary about every time they came up. Your Mother gave me the oppurtunity to sew on my wedding dress on her machine in 1959, and Paul & I always appreciated that. We know that you all miss them both. Remember all those good times, and laugh or cry, and the days in their aging when it was so hard, frustrating and funny. You all made it to a time to be their for them--and that is family.
Paul, Nelda & family

Carol Orr

July 28, 2011

Jim, Phil, Susan
I am so sorry to hear you have lost Ginny. We met in the 90's at the Senior Center. She and Jim were very active helping with fund raisers, setting up for the monthly dinners, remodeling the center, etc. Ginny and I started the birthday club -- in fact hers was the first birthday we celebrated. I hope she had some good times after moving to Stallings. We miss them both.
Carol Orr

American Heart Association

July 27, 2011

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

July 26, 2011

Phil and Patti,
I just read about the passing of your Mother, Phil. So very sorry to hear of this. Time will heal the pain you now feel.
Trust in our Lord for comfort.
Grace and peace to you and Patti.
Ralph Faust

Jeanette Simpson-Hendrix

July 24, 2011

To Virginia's family.....I will never forget when I went to work in the Trust Dept at 1st Union as my first job out of high school. I was greeted by Virginia and she was always such a cheerful lady and certainly helped me along. I often wondered where she was and am saddened to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.