of Conway, AR
March 18, 1957 - February 20, 2021
Laura Jean Bright, 63, of Conway, AR, went to be with the Lord Saturday, February 20, 2021. She was born March 18, 1957, in Hattiesburg, MS, to Richard and Barbara Collins. Laura was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Battles Collins.Laura had an unconditional love for her family, friends, her animals and her birds.Left to cherish her memory are her children, Kyle Bright (Callie) and Tara Bright; grandchildren, Kylie and Abigail Bright; her father, Richard Collins; brother, Rick Collins; sisters, Marcie Garis (Racy), Nancy Murphy and Peggy Fletcher (Dick). She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 2:00pm, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway, AR. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, with the family being present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any animal rescue of your choice. Online guestbook available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/conway
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I just found out today I miss Laura passed it breaks my heart and I'm at a loss for words. That's why I was there for me when my sister passed away and she was there for me when I needed the most when I had nowhere to go she opened her home to me. I love her like my mother. You'll always have a special place in my heart and I'll always be in debt to her. I can never repay her for the chance to get back up when I fell. The love that she gave me is only a mother's love. Tara is one of my best friends and I am so sorry that I could not be there for her and Kyle like they were for me. Tara and Kyle I love you both like brother and sister. Ms. Laura I love you and miss you so much. You were truly a blessing to have known and I thank God that I was lucky enough to get to know you and to be fortunate enough to call you "mom". Heaven gained an angel, and we lost a friend, a mother, a wife, a daughter, an aunt, a sister but we will never lose the memories, the love, the laughter, the ups and downs and the time you spent with us here on Earth. Spread your wings and fly high in the sky free from pain and we will meet again one day on the other side. God bless the Collins family and you are all in my prayers.... Love from Seattle, Wa Robbi Hilton2615 E Cherry St Apt 3E Seattle, Wa 98122206-659-9840
Happy Birthday to Laura! We miss you!
So very sorry to hear about Laura, her family is in my thoughts and prayers.
I had the honor of working with Laura at FIS and she was such a wonderful, positive lady. She’ll be missed from this life. My prayers are with you all.
SO SORRY TO HEAR OF LAURA S PASSINS SHE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY MAY GOD BE WITH THIS ENTIRE FAMILY DURING THIS TIME
Driving to work a thought of Laura and the good times we shared before our lives got busy with kids etc., popped into my head. I chuckled to myself and said "I am going to call her when I get home and give her a shock!" Two hours later I got the news she was gone. I wish I could have made that phone call. Prayers for the family and all of us who lost a great friend.
So very sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Prayers to the family. What a great asset to FIS, many fond memories of Laura.
I am so sorry for your family's loss.
Collins Family-I’m so sorry to hear about Laura. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers! ❤️
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Collins-Bright Families. Laura was a delightful individual. I am a better person for having known her. May God grant you His peace.
I’m so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. I worked with Laura for several years at FIS. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
My prayers go out to the family. Laura was smart, friendly and I enjoyed working with her at FIS. She will be missed.
My deepest sympathies to Laura's family! I enjoyed Laura's friendship at FIS. Praying for you all.
Very sorry to hear this. I worked with Laura at FIS. She was smart and fun, a great combination. Condolences to the whole family.
I am so sorry to hear about Laura. She was always friendly and had a smile for everyone. She will be greatly missed by all of us who knew her.
I worked with Laura at FIS. What I remember most fondly about her was her ready smile and big laugh. I was always happy when she was the first person I saw getting on the elevator in building 4. Condolences to her family and may her memory be a blessing.
So sorry for your loss. Laura was a sweet lady. Prayers for the family.
I went to school with Laura, she was always a kind and loving person. All my loe and prayers to her family.
I worked with Laura on projects at FIS several years ago. She was a kind and generous person.My sympathies to her friends and family.
I am so very sorry for your family’s loss of Laura. I worked with her at FIS. She was brilliant, hard working and so fun. Her smile could light up the whole state. Many people will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
I worked with Laura at First State Bank. Had many good times at and after work. Such a great person. My heart breaks at this news. My thoughts and prayers to the families.
She made such a huge impact on my life, she had such a beautifulpersonality... I will always cherish the conversations and laughter we have shared!! And Tara Kyle and Nicole on behalf of my family we want you to know we are sending our prayers and support..
After 20+ years of friendship I will never forget the work moments at Fidelity, the after work happy hour laughs, the weekends grilling on your deck, the fun trips we took, listening to music, working on the weekends in the orchard, walking the dogs around the mountain, raking, and burning all those leaves in your damn yard! I will miss our regular phone calls and taking time each Christmas to pick out the perfect gift for you… life will never be the same knowing you are not a call or flight away. For me, the memories of our friendship are everlasting, but the pain from losing you feels momentarily unbearable.It’s your time to soar with the angels; I will look at our picture daily and know that someday we will meet again on the other side! For now, Laura, rest in peace and love.
Tara I'm so very sorry about your mom!she helped stephany thru so much she will be missed.
Although I graduated with Laura, we never had a class together and hardly knew one another. I know her sister Nancy much better. And her dad...Dr. Richard Collins...has played such an important role in my life. He was my undergraduate advisor, and his interests in ecology and fisheries biology aligned with my own. I purposefully chose him to be part of my master's degree exam. He was tough and he knew his stuff. Some of my best memories are of field trips with him. I still have a photo of he and I collecting oysters off the gulf coast that ran in the Log Cabin back in the late '70s. My heart hurts for the family at this untimely loss. God be with you all.
I'm so sorry to learn of this news. Laura was a sweet person and she will be missed by many people. Please know that we will be praying for comfort for the family. God BlessBob
Laura made me feel so special and made me feel so welcome into the family. She was precious! My thoughts and prayers go out to you all The Collins family has a special place in my heart!
So very sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.
Marci and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Laura was always a sweet lady.
Sorry for your loss praying for the family ❤️🙏
Laura was on my first project in Connecticut with FIS. We traveled monthly to CT for a couple years. She was great fun and always talking about her wonderful children.I’m very sorry for your loss.
So sorry to hear about Laura’s passing. She is a lady I will never forget. Sending prayers to the family.
I am deeply saddened by the loss of Laura. I worked with her at FIS, she always greeted you with a smile and took time to say hello and talk. She will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.
So very sorry, what an enormous loss for family and friends my heart is broken for you. I have you all in my thoughts and prayers, may God bless each and everyone of you.Deborah Bowie Kirkland
My sympathy to Laura's family. (Mary Beth's Mother)
I am very sorry to hear about Laura’s passing. Your family will be in my prayers. May God give you comfort.
So sorry for your loss, your family is in our prayers.
Collins and Bright families, we are thinking of all of you.Terri, Kinley and Parker ShottsCel Boyd
My heart is broken to hear of Laura’s passing. I have known Laura from our Banking days in Conway through our FIS days in Little Rock where two girls from Faulkner County got to travel the world. She was smart as a whip and a bushel of fun. My love and condolences to her family and please know she will be deeply missed by those who loved her.
So sorry for your loss. We will be praying for your family.
Such a sweet, & caring woman. Tara, Kyle & family, so sorry for your loss! PRAYERS as you face the difficult days ahead. Heaven definitely gained a Special Angei!!
Ms. Laura was the best person to me at a time when I needed it most. I will forever been in her debt because I could never repay her for everything she had done for me! This breaks my heart so much for the Collins Clan. Thank you for everything! Prayers and love to Kyle & Tara and the rest of the family!
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family going up!
My sympathy to your family on your loss of Laura. I worked with Laura for many years at FIS. She always had a smile on her face and minute or two to say hello and catch up on her kids, grandchildren and animals. She was so smart and such a friendly person and I was glad to call her a friend.
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you. Kevin & Tonya Moix
I am so, so sorry for your loss. I met Laura when working at First State Bank, probably in the early 80’s. We always had so much fun, both at work and outside of work. My prayers go out to your family. Glenda.
Laura and I became friends after I married and moved to Conway. I made some of the best friends ever after going to work at First State Bank and Trust. Moving and having no friends is very hard but Laura was a friend. She helped give me my baby shower for our first baby. Laura had a big heart and cared for others. After leaving the bank and Laura changing jobs we had kids grandkids we lost touch but I will never forget Laura teaching out and being a friend when I felt so lonely. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family I can’t imagine the loss your feeling. Be thankful for your memories 💞💞
So sorry to hear about your lost. I worked with Laura many years at First State Bank & Trust. We had lots of good times. She was a very sweet caring person.
I’m so sorry for your loss! She was a sweet lady. Thoughts and Prayers for the family!
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I worked/traveled with Laura for 20+ yrs, shared quite a few meals and Happy Hours with her (and a few of you). Laura could light up a room with such a "Bright" smile! She will be missed by many.
I worked with Laura at FIS. She was so kind and helpful and will be missed. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. May she rest in eternal peace.
Laura was one of the first people I met when I started working at Systematics. She always had a kind word for everyone and a smile on her face. I will miss her immensely. My thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.
I worked with Laura at FIS. She was such a kind person and bragged on her children and loved the grandchildren dearly. My condolences for your loss.