Gary Mark Bright Jr., 27, who resided in Greenwood, passed away May 7, 2019, in Schlater. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at North Greenwood Baptist Church with Dr. Jim Phillips officiating. Interment will be in Odd Fellows East Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday in the church parlor. 

He is survived by his parents, Gary Mark Bright and Jo Cook Bright, and his sister, Lauren Rebecca Bright, all of Greenwood; his paternal grandmother, Leah Steffen Bright of Gore Springs; his maternal grandmother, Mavis Rebecca Cook of Florence, South Carolina; four aunts, Gail Bright Lamb of Clarksdale, Ginger Cook Littleton (Larry) of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Cindy Cook Williams (David) of Birmingham, Alabama, and Tammy Cook Pierce (Mike) of Greenwood; and an uncle, Robert Ellis Cook of Florence, South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Milton Byron Bright, and his maternal grandfather, Fred Francis Cook Jr.

Mark was born and raised in Greenwood and was a 2009 graduate of Pillow Academy. At an early age, Mark developed a love for soccer and attended Holmes Community College, where he was a member of the soccer team. Mark graduated from Mississippi Delta Community College.

Mark enjoyed hunting, fishing and many other outdoor activities. Recently, his passion was flying, and he had just received his commercial pilot license. He was deeply committed to his job at D&T Farms.

Mark rarely met a stranger, had many friends and was loved by all. Those who knew Mark lost a shining light in their life.

Pallbearers will be Tucker Arnold, Tyler Chamblee, Michael Fancher, Austin Howell, James Morgan, Cody Oxner, Boyd Patterson and Elliott Thornburg.

Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Bright, Reed Hargrove, Parker Harris, Michael Huoni, Gage Long, James Howard Lott, Clayton Martin, Jackson Pannell, Ellis Rustom and Brewer Upshaw.

Memorials may be made to Leflore County Humane Society.

An online guestbook may be signed at Greenwood Delta Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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