Devinn Bright-10-18-2023

Welcome to the
memorial page for 

Devinn Amber Bright

March 10, 1993
~October 9, 2023



VISITATION- Wednesday 10-18-2023
Matawan United Methodist Church
478 S. Atlantic Ave.
Matawan, NJ 07747
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

FUNERAL SERVICE - Wednesday 10-18-2023
Matawan United Methodist Church
478 S. Atlantic Ave.
Matawan, NJ 07747
12:00 PM


Devinn Amber Bright, daughter of Tesha and Cecil Bright, was born in Montclair, New Jersey on March 10, 1993. The Lord called her home on Monday, October 9, 2023, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

As a young child, Devinn loved to Talk!  Devinn was not afraid to approach people with animals to discuss and educate others about a variety of Dog breeds. Her dream from a very young age was to own a farm to breed dogs. Where most little girls loved playing with dolls, Devinn preferred toy dogs and robotic dogs.

In 1997 the family moved to Keyport, NJ and Devinn attended the Keyport Central School. It was during these early years that Devinn obtained a love of music and sports, as she began to learn the saxophone and played in the school band as well as playing on the girls’ basketball team. She excelled at both! Her family was growing at this time as she now had three brothers and a sister. From their births she made sure her siblings understood the “chain of command”, and that amongst them, she was the queen bee!

Devinn attended Keyport High School and continued to pursue her music and athletic endeavors. She always made time to help out with the band at both the High School and Elementary School. Devinn ventured into the Drama Club, where she could share her love of musicals with others. She lent her talents to help with many school productions. She joined the Girls Track team competing in the 100M and 200M races, as well as the Long Jump and Triple Jump. She would finish her track career amongst the leaders in Keyport High School History in her events and would see it cumulate with her becoming the Central Jersey Group 1 State Champion in the Triple Jump. Her Basketball career would be equally impressive as she finished her career with four Varsity Letters, a three-time member of the All Shore Conference Team and a career 1,000 point scorer!

After graduating from High School, Devinn was accepted to The University of North Carolina Pembroke, and earned a scholarship to run track. After her freshman year she decided she wanted to come back home and was accepted into Rutgers University Newark, where she tried out and made the Women’s Basketball team earning a Varsity Letter. Devinn earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Rutgers and after graduating, she became a Pharmacy Technician at Walgreens while earning her Certified Pharmacy Technician Credentials. But she was not happy. She wanted more. So, she applied to, and was accepted into the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she earned her Masters Degree.

She immediately went to work applying her trade in a number of jobs, all directed at helping children, before accepting a position as a Juvenile Probation Officer in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She moved to the south side of Philadelphia with a close high school friend and her “baby” Ramsey. Her loyal Doberman Pinscher. Now she was happy! She was out on her own, working in a job she absolutely loved and enjoying her life with her many friends.

She enjoyed dancing, Jewelry making, kick boxing, crafting with family, spending time with her nephews and niece, helping with church events and working with her mother at group events for teen mothers; Devinn loved Disney Movies and Traveling, bar trivia, creating fruity drinks and meals from her Pinterest boards and chicken wings. She loved her family and friends dearly and constantly displayed her love and loyalty. Devinn was sweet, caring, and fearless. She touched so many with her presence and will be dearly missed!

She leaves to cherish her precious memories: her parents, Cecil and Tesha Bright; three brothers Cecil, Chase and Cameron Bright; one sister Jordan Bright; three nephews, Cecil, Mason and Cairo Bright; one niece, Madison Bright; and a host of Aunts, Uncles, cousins, godbrothers, godsister and friends, and her beloved fur-baby Ramsey, All who will miss her dearly.


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2 thoughts on “Devinn Bright-10-18-2023

  1. Max Damm says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Simone says:

    Devinn, I still have no words. I will always remember your sass, spunk and readiness to take on the world. Your heart was bigger than your smile and that seems not enough to express the footprint you left with us. I will miss you. Prayers to your family. Each one with a special place in my heart. Love, Simone

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