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Mary Ellen Wright

September 8, 1947 June 9, 2016
Mary Ellen Wright
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It is with our deepest heartfelt sympathy that we announce the passing of:
 
Mary Ellen Wright

September 08, 1947 ~ June 09, 2016
 
Her Life’s Journey
 
Mary Ellen Wright was born September 8, 1947 in Brooksville, Florida to the late Earl Wright, Sr., and Eloise Larry Wright.  Mary was the fourth of ten siblings.  She was educated in the Hernando County Public School System, having graduated in the class of 1967 from Moton High School.  While at Moton, Mary showed great athletic prowess and was a member of the girl’s basketball team.  During football season, Mary lent her voice, athletic ability and enthusiasm to the cheerleading squad.  Mary attended then “Gibbs” Junior College in St. Petersburg, FL. 
 
Mary possessed an adventurous spirit and an innate sense of responsibility in serving others.  Following this track, she enlisted in Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) Program and rendered service for several years to residents in New Haven, Connecticut.  Upon completion of her stint with VISTA, Mary relocated temporarily to Brooksville.  Wanting to do bigger things, Mary moved to Atlanta, Georgia and begins her initial employment with BellSouth, formerly known as Southern Bell.  She was always competitive and maintained a stellar work performance history with the company.  She continued this record with BellSouth upon her relocation to Orlando, FL.  After several years in Orlando, Mary settled back to Hernando County, where she remained until her demise.
 
Mary’s walk with Christ started at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church and was baptized under the leadership of the late Rev. K.E. Rogers.  As a youth she was an avid Sunday school attendee and participated in many church programs.  She trusted in the Lord and coveted the 23 Psalm as her favorite scripture.
 
On June 9, 2016, at 6:00 am, at Oakwood Assisted Living Facility, Springhill, Fl., Mary answered God’s call.
Mary was a lover of people and held a special affinity for her son and all of her nieces and nephews.  She had special names and stories to tell about each of them.  She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving son, Michel LeWayne Wright (Shevelle) of Baton Rouge, LA, mother, Eloise Wright of Brooksville, grandsons, Marquise Walters of Miami, FL, Michel L. Wright, Jr. of Baton Rouge, LA, and Whitley Vintress of Baton Rouge, LA.  Also mourning her loss are brothers:  Earl Wright (Sylvia) of Baton Rouge, LA, Robert Wright (Sherrie) of Brooksville, FL, William Saul Wright of Gulfport, MS, Larry Wright (Sherrie) of Zachary, LA, Ronnie Wright of Los Angeles, CA, Gary Wright of Atlanta, GA, and Jorge Wright, Sr. of Brooksville, FL; sisters:  Jacqueline Ward Williams (Louis) of St. Petersburg, FL and Jane McQueen (Andrew) of Miami, FL., special cousins, Brenda Cason of Brooksville, FL and Betty Horne of Ft. Lauderdale, FL,  eleven nephews and 14 nieces, a special guardian angel, Anne Marie Rimple and staff of Oakwood Assisted Living Facility,  along with a host of sorrowing relatives and friends.
 
 
Arrangements are as follows:
 
Viewing:
Friday, June 17, 2016 ~ 5pm to 7pm
Cason Funeral Chapel
830 School Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
 
Viewing/Services:
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Viewing from 9:00am to 10:00am (No Viewing Once Processional Starts)
Services starting immediately at 10:00am
 Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church
600 Wood Drive
Brooksville, FL 34601
 Rev. Vinson Parnell, Pastor /Eulogist
Interment: 
Spring Hill Cemetery
Brooksville, FL
 
The funeral cortege will form at the family home:
151 ACL Avenue
Brooksville, FL  34601
Saturday, June 18, 2016  at 9:15am

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