Catherine Brewer Bright

December 10, 1927January 8, 2021

Mrs. Catherine Brewer Bright moved from this earth into her heavenly home on Friday, January 8th , surrounded by family. With failing health over several years, her greatest desire was for God to call her name and take her into His presence. She lived 93 years and from the age of 6, she had known Him as her Lord and Savior Mrs. Bright was born on December 10, 1927 in Altoona, Al, to William Robert Brewer and Jessie Marie Harris Brewer and lived most of her adult life in Attalla and Gadsden (Etowah County), AL. She was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church and worshipped at Attalla First United Methodist with family and friends. She attended Etowah High School and worked at Betty Gay Dress Shop, Charm Shop and Lerner Dress Shop on Broad Street for many years. She also worked with G.C. Murphy Stores when they opened in Gadsden.

Mrs. Bright was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Jack Estes Bright; her parents, William Robert and Jessie Marie Harris Brewer; sister, Brenda Fitts, brother, William (Bud) Brewer, brother-in-law, Sidney Fitts, daughter-in-law, Vicki Bright, sister-in-law, Judy Brewer, great-great grandson, Bain Roberson.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Jacklynn “Patsy” (John Sherrell) Roberson, David (Elizabeth) Bright, Robert “Bobby” (Connie) Bright, and Sherry (Lynn) McCary; grandchildren Eric (Lori) Roberson, Christian (Leann) Roberson, Tracy (Charles) Gough, David (Laura) Bright, Josh (Amy) McCary,; ten great-grandchildren, Brandon (Holly) Roberson, Matthew (Ashley) Roberson, Elizabeth, Jack, Catherine and William Roberson, Kyle and Claire Edwards, Jack Estes II and Kathryn Bright and six great-great grandchildren. Emma, Cadence, Lucas, Jacob, Braxton and Claire Roberson; brothers, Johnny Brewer, Jacky (Patricia) Brewer; sisters-in-law, Beverly Brewer and Janice Grimm, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Mrs. Bright loved her home built by her husband after he returned from WWII, fulfilling a promise to her that, if God let him come back from the war, he would build her a house. She loved working in her yard and spent many hours planting and nurturing the plants that she loved so much. Many of her plants had a “history”, coming from a special place of fond memory in her life or coming from a special someone. This she recalled over and again. Her home was a collection of her love and joys, holding numerous items given to her by those she loved. She never failed to share who had given her a special item and their touch on her life. Mrs. Bright served alongside her husband as he pastored several Baptist churches in Etowah County. One of her greatest gifts was her beautiful voice with which she offered praises to God. She had a true faith in God and never hesitated to share her faith with both her family and those around her. She was always there to help those in need and, when she couldn’t help, she was diligent in finding someone who could do what needed doing. Her life was an inspiration to all those who knew her. Her love, her caring and her faith in an “ever present God” touched so many lives. As often was said, “she had a direct-line” to the Man upstairs and was called upon by both family and friends to talk with God concerning their needs. Her faith never wavered, whatever the circumstance. Her words of encouragement and her faith in God was always on her lips for those who needed reassurance that God was in control. She loved people and always had a friendly smile and up-lifting conversation for those with whom she came in contact. Her cards of love and concern sent to family and friends always included her “pink feather” of love. She, most often, was unforgettable by those whose life she touched, even with the slightest brush of her presence.

She’s now in the presence of her Heavenly Father. Heaven is a sweeter and a more wonderful place, but a void will be forever felt by her family and by all who knew and loved her. The family wishes to thank all those who have expressed their sympathy, love and concern. You have given us strength and encouragement in our time of loss. A special thanks to Dr. H. Patel and to the special ladies of Heaven’s Helpers who were there with their love and care. The family will have a private service on Thursday, January 14th, at 2:00 at Collier Butler. In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to Attalla First United Methodist Church, The Love Center or to a favorite charity.


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Catherine Brewer Bright

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John Raley

January 13, 2021

It seems as though I am writing this to brothers and sisters.
I loved your mother very much, and learned so much from both your parents.
I will be praying for all of you that you will be comforted by the peace of knowing she is with our Lord, and is reunited with your father.
I love you all.

John Raley


January 13, 2021

Mrs. Bright was the sweetest, most loving lady I have ever known. She was a wonderful example of Christianity.

Linda Guest

January 13, 2021

Praying that God will see you through these dark days. But remember the bible says weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. Your mom is in heaven spreading her joy! God bless your family. Terry and Linda Guest

Vance & Remona Roberson

January 13, 2021

Dear Sherry, Lynn, & Family,
We were so sorry to hear about your Mom and wanted you to know that we weep with you over her passing. Growing up, just down the street from each other, and attending Edgewood together brings a smile, warms my heart, because of so many good and happy memories we shared together! Your Mom was a beautiful Christian every sense of the word. She also had such a beautiful voice and radiant smile. She and your father influenced many lives through their ministry..and she leaves an eternal legacy for you and your family.
While we know you will miss her and are grieving, we rejoice with you..knowing that she is home, in Heaven, with her husband..singing in the Heavenly Choir! You will see her again!
Deepest Sympathy,
Vance, Remona, & Family

Ann Hamrick an Bill Thomas, love an Prayers

January 12, 2021

Mrs. Catherine was a Jewel. When I met her in person, I was a part of her family as well as a life long friend. She could tell some interesting stories about their life from meeting Jack , attending different churches as her children was growing up. Mrs. Catherine was a
Wonderful Happy Special Lady, and a great inspiration to my life. RIP my friend, with love.

June Bearden

January 12, 2021

I knew Mrs. Bright since I was a teenager. I was friends with Jacklynn "Patsy". Mrs. Bright was an elegant, talented, kind, and beautiful lady. When she sang, it was like a heavenly angel singing. Her Christian faith and love of Jesus shone through. She was gracious when I visited her home, which she kept sparkling clean. At the same time , it was welcoming. I passed her home on many occasions. Even though she would be working in her immaculately-kept yard, Mrs. Bright looked like a fashion model out of Vogue Magazine. When I saw her through the years, she was the same. In years to come, I tried to follow her example but did not quite make it! I can only imagine how much more beautiful she is in Heaven.

Beverly Moore

January 11, 2021

Such a sweet person. She always had a positive word to give me no matter the time or situation. I will always remember her as a beautiful, kind lady. She was so gracious when she met my 92 year old sister. She made Joyce feel welcome to this new place that was now her home. She will be missed by so many but I know she is wearing that beautiful smile in heaven surrounded by all those loved ones who have gone before. Prayers for all who will miss her so. Beverly.

Nancy Lovvorn

January 11, 2021

Mrs. Bright was my pastor's wife when I was a teenager. She was always the sweetest lady and I loved seeing her through the years when she visited Southside Baptist with her son's family.
Nancy Griffin Lovvorn

Charles Martin

January 11, 2021

Dear Family,
We always enjoyed our times of fellowship with Mrs. Bright. She was a very special lady.
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Charles and Glenda Martin