Debra Wright


Debra Wright born April 29, 1956 in Mansfield, Ohio to Clarence and Ruby (Spears) Bridgeman. She made Mansfield her home for all of her 65 years. Debra left this earth early Thursday morning on June 24, 2021. Debra became a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Mansfield Ohio at a very young age where she served as an usher, member of the Baptist Youth Organization, and soloist for the junior choir. She was always ready to sing on Sunday mornings for the Lord with no hesitation and filled the church with God’s spirit.  Debra later attended Mitchell Chapel AME Church in Mansfield, Ohio where she was a beloved member. She was also a long-time member of the hospitality industry and served at the American Legion Post #676 for many years. She was always present with a smile on every occasion. Her endearing personality enabled her to impact all around her in a positive way. From her early childhood years to her last days, it was undeniable that everyone knew “Deb”.  Debra truly loved the Lord, her family, and friends. Her favorite saying was “GOD’s GOT ME”.  She could always be heard humming a favorite gospel song even until her last earthly breath. Her spirit and genuine love will fill hearts and memories forever. Debra is lovingly remembered by her three children, Tomika Spears of Cleveland, Ohio, Rashad Spears of Mansfield, Ohio, and Candy Spears of Mansfield, Ohio. Debra is also survived by husband, Christopher Wright of Mansfield Ohio; five grandchildren Trayvon, Ashante, Ladarius, A’Shaundreh, and Laila; and great grandchild Zayvion. Debra is also loved and survived by her three sisters, Ingrid Doughty of Louisville, Kentucky, Judy Bridgeman of Detroit, Michigan and LaToya Bridgeman of Cincinnati, Ohio. Debra was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law.  Funeral service will be held July 3, 2021 at 9:00am at Providence Baptist Church, 112 West 6th Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44902, visitation to begin at 8:00am. Mask and Social Distancing are required.  The Reverend Mark Cobb to officiate and burial will immediately follow at Mansfield Cemetery.  Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD (formerly Williams Funeral Services) 753 McPherson St.  To view video tribute and to offer condolences to The WRIGHT/BRIDGEMAN Family, visit


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Condolence Messages

  1. Christina Watts

    Heartfelt condolences to the family of Debbie Bridgeman from the Clark family (Beverly, Terry and Christina). Prayers for comfort and peace.

  2. Apostle D D Taylor/Warner

    May The Lords face continue to shine upon you my friend!
    The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands. Psalm 138:8
    Will love you Always,
    Apostle D D Taylor|Warner (Denise) N Family

  3. Wow..Grew up with her and her brother Joe.@ Mrs.. Deborah Brigg’s man..R.I.H..From The Allen, Page, Marshall’s, Johnson’s @ Barrett’s…

  4. Perrise Chapman

    Judy and Family: Praying for God’s grace and mercy to cover you during this time of bereavement and thereafter. In Jesus Name.

  5. Our thoughts are with the family.
    May the support of family and friends be a source of strength and the God of comfort a refuge in your time of sorrow. Truly sorry for your loss.

  6. Beverly Cline

    I remember Debbie from attending church at Mt.Calvary. So sorry to that of her passing. My condolences to the family. God be with you all during your time of bereavement.

  7. Stephanie Dillon


  8. Cora A Palmer and family

    To the family your in our prayers and may God comfort you in knowing she is resting in peace and power with the lord.

  9. Fred “coach Atwater

    Debra you will missed by all the people you touching in your life. With a smile and personality that light up any room Rest In Peace Motor Love.

  10. Margaret Lindsay

    So sorry to hear this news about Deb, we all know Deb an grew up with her all of our life. May The Lord bring you all comfort at this time of your bereavement

    Jo an Scob Lindsay

  11. Angela Mosier

    To the Spears/Bridgeman Family, my heartfelt condolences to you all. I grew up with Deb and she was always the same never changing up, she will be missed but know she was loved. May God bless you all.

  12. Brenda Phillips

    Deb you will be missed.You were always so kind . Always dressed very nice. My daughter always talked about how nice you were.

  13. Jaynell Billard

    Deb you truly will be missed. I had some very nice times together at the Legion. My condolences to your family but one thing is for sure I believe you are with our father who are in heaven. May God comfort and have grace and mercy on them in Jesus name amen. I love the family and will miss you

  14. Norma Harris Tolson

    I too grew up with Deb. She was always so joyful and full of life. I have fond memories of our childhood when we lived on Hedges. Condolences to the family. Rest in peace Deb.

  15. Lamonte and Cathy Davison

    Deb always greeted me with a smile. My sincere condolences to her family.

  16. Carolyn Parker

    To the family of Debby Bridgeman-Wright…. Sending condolences to the family as I know she will truly be missed by all who knew her. I’ve known her at least 50+ plus years and she was always the same person with a smile and positive conversation. Sending prayers up for the family as they try to adjust to her absence Former Mansfielders now living in Florida, Carolyn Parker and the Goodwin girls

  17. Jeffery M Parker

    Life is just like vapor it’s hear and then it’s gone! Debbie was always a cheerful person no matter what time of day that you would see hear! She always had Big Smile and Welcoming Spirit when you met her. She was a loving person no matter how your day was going. She had that Smile! Going to miss her and God will take of her while she is on her way to Heaven RIP!

  18. Jeffery Parker

    My condolences to her Family and her Sisters. From the Parkers Family MARY,JEFF, Mrs,CREWS AND FAMILY, Debbie was very special woman wirh a BIG HEART OF LOVE! ”RIP”

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