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Evelyn Wright

May 29, 1931 — August 22, 2022


Evelyn Parish Wright, 91, of Bladenboro went to her eternal home Monday, August 22, 2022, at Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Carrie Parish, her husband F.D. Wright, daughter Jennifer Jo Wright, her sisters, Helen McKenzie and Dianne Judson, and one brother Robert A. Parish.

Evelyn is survived by daughters, LuAnn Carroll (Gerald) of Bladenboro, NC, and Gail Smith of Elizabethtown, NC, six grandchildren, Jenifer Talley (Mike) of Roxboro, NC, Wade Langley (Amanda) of Sneads Ferry, NC, Scott Carroll (Lana) of Spotsylvania, VA, Ashlie Seate (Chris) of Durham, NC, Keri-Ana Bartley (Jordan) of Evergreen, NC, and T.J. Smith of Elizabethtown, NC, nine great grandchildren, one sister Nyoka Willoughby (Frank) of Bladenboro, NC and numerous nieces and nephews.

Evelyn, also known as Nana to her grandchildren and Big Nana to her great grandchildren, loved her family and the Lord wholeheartedly. She was a devoted member of New Light Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church and proudly sang soprano in their well-known choir, served in the church office, and received perfect attendance pins year after year. Evelyn would start each day in prayer and by reading several verses, sometimes chapters, in her Bible. We can only estimate how many Bibles she had worn out reading them over and over from cover to cover. Evelyn was employed by Bladenboro Cotton Mill working in the spinning room. After retirement, she often sat with elderly members of her community. She enjoyed traveling to visit family, attending revivals to hear gospel music, and loved a good fish fry. She always had her sewing & overlock machines set up on the kitchen table ready to sew and make alterations. She also enjoyed going to the auctions on the weekends.

The family of Evelyn Wright would like to thank Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center and Liberty Hospice Services for the outstandingly compassionate care that they have provided.

The family will receive friends from 2-3 pm on Friday, August 26, 2022 at the Bladenboro Chapel of Bladen Gaskins followed by a funeral service at 3 pm. The Reverend Kay Meismer will officiate the service. Burial will follow the services in the Lewis Cemetery in Bladenboro.  At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of LuAnn and Gerald Carroll at 72 JB Carroll Lane in Bladenboro, NC 28320.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Liberty Hospice Services, 44 McNeill Plaza, Whiteville, NC 28472 (910-641-4095).

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Friday, August 26, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Friday, August 26, 2022

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Friday, August 26, 2022

Starts at 3:45 pm (Eastern time)

Lewis Cemetery, Bladenboro


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