Goldie Wright

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Goldie H. Wright
SUFFOLK—Goldie Mae Harrell Wright, 97, died July 19, 2009.
She was born on Aug. 21, 1911, in Nansemond County, the third child of 10 born to the late Walter Clement and Eva V. Carr Harrell.
She was a graduate of Holland High School. Goldie was preceded in death by her husband, Wm. Frank Wright; son, Wm. Frank Wright Jr.; daughter, Eva Sue Gilmore; brothers, Walter, Emmett, Staley, Sidney, Hayes, Earl; sisters, Katherine H. Crocker and Marie H. Blythe.
Mrs. Wright was a loyal and faithful, lifelong member of Somerton Friends Meeting where she was a member of USFW, North Carolina Yearly Meeting, and served as clerk of the meeting for many years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Box Elder Home Makers Club and the Friendly Fellowship of Holy Neck.
She looked forward to her monthly Harrell Cousins’ luncheons and the annual reunions of the Harrell family.
She also loved to travel and visited many places in the world including Australia and Europe.
Survivors include her grandsons, Curtis Wright and wife Kerry of Gulf Breeze, Fla. and Douglas Wright and wife Denise of Chesapeake; granddaughters, Jessica G. Bouras and husband Greg of Alexandria, Kentucky and Kathy Gilmore of Cold Spring, Kentucky; daughter-in-law, Barbara O. Wright of Chesapeake; brother, Clinton Harrell of Suffolk; three great- grandchildren, Preston Wright, Cassidy Wright and Jack Wright; sisters-in-law, Trixie Harrell, Mildred Harrell, Florence Harrell and Marie Harrell; brother-in-law, Buck Blythe; and many loving nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, Suffolk.
A funeral service will beheld at the funeral home Thursday at 3 p.m.
A graveside service will follow at Somerton Friends Meeting on Quaker Dr. in Suffolk.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Somerton Friends Meeting, 5239 Quaker Dr., Suffolk, VA 23437.
The family wishes to express special thanks to the staff of Cedar Manor, Mary Holland for her devotion and care of Goldie and to David and Joyce Fulgham, Clint and Lelia Harrell and Clinton and Marie Harrell for always being there to help.