Fallen Hero: SSG(Ret) Jerry L. Bright


Funeral Home

Wilcox Funeral Home

Carthage, MS


11:00 am to 1:00 pm Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at McDonald Church


1 PM, Wednesday, December 15, 2021, McDonald Church, Lena.


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation. 

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on December 12, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. SSG(Ret) Jerry Lane Bright, age 75, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the Co C, 30th Maint Bn, 30th Armored Brigade; and Co D (Maint), 106th Support Battalion, 155th Separate Armored Brigade; and had worked full-time at the USPFO-MS has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.  Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

 Obituary, visitation and service details:

Jerry Lane Bright, 75, a retired Yellow Freight driver, died Sunday, December 12, 2021 at his home.
Visitation is 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at McDonald Church. Services will follow at 1:00 pm at the church. Interment is in McDonald Cemetery. Wilcox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bright was a native of Leake County and a member of McDonald Church. He served in the Mississippi Army National Guard.

Survivors include: his wife, Cheryl Bright of Lena; sons, Chris Bright of Brandon and Jeremy Bright of Hampton, VA; daughter, Chelsea Comans of Lena; brother, Harvey Bright of Thomson, GA; 4 grandchildren.