Mildred Wright

Mildred Wright

Mildred Wright, 97, of Jonesboro, died at 1:55 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, with her granddaughter by her side.

She was born on April 22, 1919, in Jonesboro, the daughter of William and Bertha Hinkle Mayberry.

She married William Leslie Wright on Feb. 11, 1936, in Jonesboro. He preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1979.

She is survived by her granddaughters, Beverly Lynn Ferry and Marla (Kevin) Fuller; grandson Ed (Cheryl) Woods; great-granddaughters Charlotte Marie (Ken) Shealy, Charlotte Fuller and Haley Fuller (Don Eddleman); great-grandsons Chris (Kacie) Fuller, Jeffrey Alan Ferry Jr., Jack Robert Ferry, Eddie (Danea) Woods, Chris (Micki) Woods and Tim (Jenna) Woods; eight great-great-grandchildren; sisters Geraldine McLane and Helen Keesee; brothers Floyd (Vickie) Mayberry and Richard (Jean) Mayberry; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Leslie Wright; daughters Dora Alberta Giovannetti, Margaret Mayberry and Charlotte Woods; grandson-in-law, Jeffrey Alan Ferry Sr.; brothers Robert Mayberry, A.P. Mayberry, Raymond Mayberry, William Mayberry and Sherman Mayberry; and brothers-in-law Raymond McLane and Harold Keesee.

She was an active member of Valley Mission Pentecostal Church for most of her life. She loved the Lord and her family.

Funeral services for Mrs. Wright were at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Paul Mayberry officiating. Interment was in the Anna City Cemetery.

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Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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