Vonette Bright


Age: 89

co-founder with her husband Bill Bright of the Campus Crusade for Christ who had helped to build the ministry into a worldwide evangelical force with a presence in 173 countries and 25,000 staffers when it was launched in 1951 at UCLA and the ministry soon spread to other university campuses (it now has ministries for athletes and families and does film production), but who also helped to petition Congress to declare a permanent National Day of Prayer in the late 1980's and served for almost 10 years as chairwoman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force.

Cause of Death: Leukemia

Born: July 2, 1926

Died: December 22, 2015

Orlando, Florida