Ricky Bright

Ricky Joseph Bright

Thursday, November 2nd, 1967 - Saturday, February 29th, 2020
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Pastor Ricky Joseph Bright, age 52 of Clarkesville, passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020. He was born on November 2, 1967 in Aiken, South Carolina a son of the late Robert Jones and Charlotte Bright. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a genuine person and confidante to many people. He loved music, enjoyed the theatre and was a die-hard Clemson fan.

Pastor Ricky Joseph Bright pastored at Restoration Tabernacle of Georgia in Lavonia and was a certified addiction counselor.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Kendra E. Trimiar Bright of Clarkesville; son, Lyrick C. Bright of Flowery Branch; daughter and son-in-law, Harmoni R. & Brian A. Johnson of Flowery Branch; grandson, Jaxson Joseph Johnson; god mother, Barbara Walker of Beach Island, South Carolina; god daughter, Amaya S. Burnett of Mt. Airy; brothers, Elliott “Jr.” Bright, Kelvin Jones, Robert R. Jones; spiritual mentor, Dr. Earnest Davis; best friends, Tracy Curry of Hartwell, Kerry Crespo of Redding, Pennsylvania; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and spiritual family.

A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for 2 pm, Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Israel CME Church, 244 3rd Street, Cornelia, GA 30531 with Pastor Tracy Curry officiating.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made in Pastor Ricky Bright’s memory to New Beginnings Ministry of Franklin County, 1258 Greater Hope Rd., Martin, Georgia 30557.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia (706-778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 2:00pm
    Israel CME Church
    244 3rd Street
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Private Condolence

Jane Walden-Dickerson

Posted at 12:51pm
Kendra: our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jane

Annie Truelove

Posted at 03:13pm
Kendra, I don't know if you remember me. Ricky was in the church in Dahlonega pastored by Joel Crotzer and Ricky was in praise and worship and also worked with the children. I am so sorry for your loss. I recently experienced it myself. I often thought about Ricky and his family. I know he will be greatly missed. He was a godly man. He and Bret have run their course. Love to you all.

Sally Brown

Posted at 01:02pm
To the Bright Family so sorry for your Loss Praying God gives you the strength you need at this time. God bless you and your family🌹🌹🌹🌹💓 Sally Brown -Family

lukas Cook

Posted at 11:29am
Hey! wanted to give yall a few days to get yourself together. Just wanted to let yall know that I love you and I'm praying for yall. God has a plan and it seems like He was a little short staffed in the preacher dept up there in Heaven so he had to call up a real one. "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged for the Lord our God will be with you wherever you go" - Joshua 1:9

Freda Hammonds

Posted at 09:52am
My condolences to you and your family during this time. May God continue to bless you. I will lift you up in prayer.

Freda Hammonds
Gwinnett DRC

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