WILLA VEE BRIGHT

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WILLA VEE BRIGHT went to be with the Lord on October 3, 2011. She was born Willa Vee Robinson on October 17, 1931 in Beaver County, Oklahoma. Known affectionately as "Billie", she grew up in Miami, Florida where she graduated from Miami Edison High School. While raising her first three children, she attended Miami-Dade College, and at graduation in 1963, was honored by a local fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, with a trophy selecting her as "Outstanding Student of the Year", and received a journalism scholarship from the University of Miami. She wrote for various publications, interviewed The Beatles, travelled to many foreign countries such as the Soviet Union when communism was in full force and interviewed Anatoly Dobrynin, Soviet Ambassador to the United States for 24 years. With the addition of her fourth child she became a high school teacher at Miami Springs Senior High School in Miami, Florida where she taught Government and English for 14 years. She retired to The Woodlands, Texas with her late husband, John E. Bright, who was transferred with Pan American Airways in 1981. Her enthusiasm for life included a love of reading, teaching, and writing, travelling the world, history, politics, and baseball. The most important thing in her life, though, was her late husband, John, who was the love of her life, and her family. She had a strong belief in her religious faith, had a sweet and loving soul, and was a "best friend" to all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, as well as to all whose lives she touched. Billie is survived by her children, Julie (Bright) Randolph and her husband, Greg; Jill Cook and her husband, Gary; Don Young; Diane Burrow and her husband, Gary; grandchildren, Shawn Burrow, Matthew Burrow, David Young, Ryan Cook, Ashley (Cook) Leko, and Ashley Sequeira; great-grandchildren, Allyson Young and Makayla Young; and a host of other family members and relatives. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 9, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held Monday, October 10, 2011, at 10 a.m. in Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Park The Woodlands Cemetery.

To sign the register book or to leave memories of Willa for the family please visit www.forestparkthewoodlands.com.


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Oct. 6 to Oct. 19, 2011
Arrangements under the direction of:
Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home
18000 Interstate 45 S | The Woodlands, TX 77384 | (936) 321-5115
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