Covell Funeral Home

232 East State Street, Traverse City, MI


Carol May Bright

November 15, 1928April 21, 2020

Carol M. Bright, age 91 of Lake Ann passed away peacefully at her home on April 21, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Carol was born on Nov. 15, 1928 on the family homestead in West Almira Twp. to Gordon and Waive (O’Brien) Gray. She attended Honor Rural High School, and graduated with high honors. On March 19, 1947, she married Carl W. Bright at the Lake Ann United Methodist Church.

Carol was employed with the Personnel Dept. of Michigan Bell Telephone (Ameritech) until her retirement, and was a member of the Woodside Wesleyan Church of Lake Ann.

Born of this union were four loving children: Constance (Joe) Prance, Carol Sue (Ronald) Steele, Carla Bright Duford and Carl Patrick (Emilie) Bright. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Carols only surviving sister is Barbara Swain. Many nieces and nephews survive as well. Besides her husband Carl who passed away in 1992, she was preceded in death by siblings; June (Herbert) Oakley, Doris (Clare) Strandberg, Sally (Ron) Childress and Gordon “Neil” (Eleanor) Gray.

A Private graveside service at Almira Twp. Cemetery will be held at a later date.

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Wendy Pihl Morris

April 27, 2020

I'll miss our conversations of mom and Grandma. I know you are with them, many others and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. May you rest in eternal peace Aunt Carol. I will never forget you.

Becky Alpers

April 27, 2020

I remember going over to the house and listening to records that grandpa Bright had of him singing. My aunt Carol was a sweet and kind lady, she will be sadly missed by many.

Abby Harkins

April 23, 2020

I don't even know where to begin. I cherish the fondest memories of my sweet Aunt Carol. She welcomed our visits when she knew we were heading up North, and always shared a big smile and a warm hug. She was so interested in what was going on in our lives and her eyes would light up with a loving sparkle as we talked and she listened. She would walk us out to the car and then wave from her porch door window as we drove off. When we drove by her house on our way to the lake we always tooted our horn and looked for her in the picture window. Her laugh filled the room with joy and her presence filled our hearts with love. She was one of a kind, and her memory will live on forever in our hearts. God bless your children and grandchildren as they grieve over this tremendous loss, as well as your many family members. I love you, Aunt Carol. Go be with Jesus and your wonderful Carl. I know he was waiting for you with a warm embrace and big smile. Rest in peace. Love, Abby


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