May the work I’ve done speak for me… “I have shown your glory on earth; I have finished the work you gave me to do.”
Billie Lee Bright, II was born on November 2, 1974 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Billie and Kathy Bright. He received his wings on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
Billie was educated at Saint Martin De Porres Catholic School, Saint Peters Catholic School, and the public schools of Richland County. He was a graduate of Eau Claire High School, Class of 1993. Billie received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Christian Counseling from Liberty University in May 2013. He received his Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary in August 2014. Billie received his Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University in May 2016. At the time of his passing, Billie was pursuing his Doctoral degree at Andersonville Theological Seminary.
Billie started his career in 1993 by taking an oath to serve this country in the United States Marine Corps. He ended his service with an honorable discharge. Following his time in the Marine Corps, he began his employment at the Columbia-Richland Fire Department in 1998 where he served until he retired in July of 2010. During his service with Columbia-Richland Fire Department, Billie passionately served in the roles of Firefighter, Senior Firefighter, Fire Engineer, and Fire Captain.
Billie answered God’s call and became an Ordained Minister on November 2, 2012. He loved to share God’s word with anyone that was willing to listen. Billie’s passion for helping others and his love for God led him to serve his Columbia-Richland Fire Department family in the role of the Chaplain. Volunteering his time and service to the community kept Billie very active. He served in a voluntary capacity as a Chaplain with Lexington Medical Center, Athletic Director for Community Christian College Athletics, Chaplain for the Town of Irmo, mentor, and counselor. Billie also volunteered with the Richland County Sheriff Department.
In addition to his parents, Billie was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Willie Hammond and Alberta Bright Hammond; maternal grandfather, Tommie R. Watts and paternal great-grandmother, Lugenia Key Hammond.
Billie leaves to cherish his memories children, Billie (Audrey) Woodward of Sioux Falls, SD, Aerial Bright of Atlanta, GA, Donavon Bright of Denver, CO, Madison Bright of Greensboro, NC, Mason Bright of Irmo, SC and Madelyn Bright of Irmo, SC; loving grandmother, Mary Parker of Columbia, SC; fiancé, Pamela Gregg, of Irmo, SC; and a loving village of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
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