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Rameses I.E. Bright

It is with great sadness that the Bright, Dillon, Gooding, Jones, Clarke, Reeves and Goll families announce the homegoing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, Rameses I.E. Bright. His peaceful passing occurred on the morning of May 17, 2022 in Takoma Park, MD.

Rameses was predeceased by his parents the late Honorable Robert I.E. Bright, Sr. and Mrs. Gladys Macfoy, as well as his Aunt/Mother Marie Davis Johnson and stepmother Edith L. Bright.  He was also predeceased by his siblings Ramona Morris, Guildford Thomas, Marie Bright Cooper, Raymond Bright, Ralph Bright and Joseph Bright.

He leaves to cherish his memory…his wife of 58 years Ann Dillon Bright, his children Cyril Rameses Bright (Tracey), Jallah Gibli (Vanessa), Renee Bright Forbes (Edward), Sondia Bright, his grandchildren Miles S. Forbes, Rameses J. Bright, Qua’Nasia Gibli, and Jah’Lasia Gibli, his siblings Juanita Macauley, Charles Bright, Omodele Greaves, Wadai Dennis, Rev. Enid Cole, Womi Neal, Robert Bright, Jr. (Christina), Cecelia Watson (Kelvin), Lawrence Huskins (Florence), Nancee Bright (Henrik), Sayonne Dennis (Tshekidi), Archie Bright (Suena), Emery Bright (Lisa), as well as a host of loved ones, including several nephews, nieces, cousins, godchildren, in-laws, and friends in Liberia, Europe and The United States.

It is important to acknowledge that other family, in-laws and friends that he shared a special relationship/bond with are Sunday Sallah, Paye, Patrick, Martha “Deh-you” Bryant, Amelia Cooper, Eustace Smith, Isaac Manjoe, Tom Wardlow, Michael Kollie, Richard Albert & Laurinda Bright, S.B. Mensah, Bo Jones, Winston Knight, Vanessa Bright, Victoria Bright, Alma Bright, Cleo Bright, Albertha Garway, Zenobia McCormack, Janet D. Thomas, George “Bombo” Bright, Dunstan Laurence Macauley & Florence Sirleaf, Prince Dennis, Hewitt & Joyce Dennis, Massa Dempster, Roseline Cooper, Maima Jones, Robbie & Andrea Morris, Clarence Bright Jr., Siafa Bright, Cyril & Aissa Bright, Charles “Cha Cha” Dennis, George “Deacon” Von Kaicora, Celestine McGill, Arnette & Michael Jupiter, Wayne, Larry & Patricia Johnson, Marie-Claire & Pia Brown, Circle Club Members (Richmond Goodridge, Milton Greaves, Dr. Vuyu Golokai, Francis Horton, Alexander Mombo, Lawrence Norman, Robert Tubman, and Cletus Wotorson), Cianna Wotorson, Jenkins Mendscole, Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh, Maakai Sirleaf, Mabel Benson, Samuel & Maryetta Jensen, Jonathan Nimrod, Martin Benson, Allen Brown, Leon Padmore, Roland Knowlden, Daniel Lochard, Emmanuel Gaye-Clark, Neil Dougherty and The Badio Boys (Theodore and TC). 

May his soul rest in peace and light forever!

Funeral will be held at:

Trinity Episcopal Church

7005 Piney Branch Rd NW, Washington, DC 20012

Telephone # 202.726.7036

Date: June 15, 2022 at 11 am

Live Stream: YouTube Link ~ Trinity DC

**Interment will be held at a later date.


Courtyard Marriott

8506 Fenton Street

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Telephone # 301-589-4899

*onsite/offsite parking available

DoubleTree by Hilton Silverspring

8727 Colesville Road

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Telephone # 301-589-5200


Charles Bright +231-88-022-2111

Rev. Enid Cole 301-655-0043

Cyril Rameses Bright 301-524-6850

Archie Bright 301-529-8625

Emery Bright 323-251-1260

Renee Forbes 561-707-0591

*Please note that Covid Restrictions will be enforced. Please wear a mask.