Thelma Mae Modlin Bright

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BURLINGTON - Thelma Mae Modlin Bright, 94, formerly of West Old Glencoe Road in Burlington, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at Homeplace of Burlington. She was born in Alamance County to the late Earnest N. and Mattie Lea Forbis Modlin and was married to the late Thomas W. Bright Jr.
Thelma attended Glencoe Baptist Church, where she also attended the Ladies Sunday School Class, and she retired from Colfax Furniture. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Thelma centered her life on her family.
She is survived by her sons, Jerry Thomas Bright and wife Karen of Burlington, Danny Lee Bright of Florida and Randy Earnest Bright and wife Yvonne of Mebane; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; sisters, Ruth M. Whitesell of Graham and Ruby M. Preston of Burlington.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister, Mable M. Wrenn; brothers, Colonel Modlin, Edward Modlin and an infant brother and sister.
A service to celebrate her life will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Darrell Massey and the Rev. Tommy Bright, with interment to follow in Pine Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at the home of her son, Randy Bright.
Memorials may be made to Glencoe Baptist Church, 2556 Glencoe Street, Burlington, NC 27217 or Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
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Published in from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2012