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Willie Pearl Wright
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Obituary for Willie Pearl Wright

To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, and on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 during the roll call in heaven, Deaconess Willie Pearl Wright was marked present. Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, cousin and friend is now resting safe in the Master’s arms.

Willie Pearl Wright was born November 17, 1939 in Florence, Alabama to the late William and Irene Brewer. The Brewer family relocated to Saginaw, Michigan where Pearl attended Saginaw Public Schools. Pearl loved the Lord and accepted Christ at an early age. She was a faithful member of True Vine Missionary Baptist Church where she served on numerous auxiliaries. She attained many skills and talents throughout her life from various employers, but ultimately retired from General Motors Corporation. Pearl loved to spend time with her family and friends. Some of her many hobbies included knitting, bowling, pottery, sewing, cooking, fishing, shopping, shopping and more shopping. Pearl was a firm believer in God and His Word. She was a woman of faith and an encourager to her family, friends and loved ones. Mom would say to her family on today, “Although this has taken you by a great surprise, please do not cry for me. Jesus has taken me up to Paradise.”

When Pearl was called to her eternal home, she joined her parents, William and Irene Brewer; son, Torri Wright; three brothers, Frank, Jessie, Jerome Brewer; father and mother-in-law, Moses and Bessie Wright; brothers-in-law, Robert, Jimmy, Bobby, Joe Wright, who all preceded her in death.

Deaconess Wright leaves to celebrate her life her loving husband, Deacon James Lee Wright, Sr.; three daughters, Sherry Wright, Saginaw, Michigan, Leshah (Roosevelt) Price, Yolonda Wright, both of Riverdale, Georgia; one son, James Jr. (Delores) Wright, Louisville, Kentucky; one sister, Earline Brewer, Saginaw, Michigan; three brothers, James, Saginaw, Michigan, Robert (Rosemary), Detroit, Michigan, Howard (Vivian) Brewer, Arizona; nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one great-granddog, Cody; one aunt, Margaret Brewer, Nashville, Tennessee; four sisters-in-law, Gracie Franklin, Celia Wright, both of California, Maggie Buckles, North Carolina, Mary Cotton, Hammond, Louisiana; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends who loved her very much.

Deacon James Wright, Sr. and Family would like to express special thanks to Pastor Paul E. Broaddus and the True Vine Church family and Southern Regional Medical Center and Staff of Atlanta, Georgia. Yolonda Wright and Leshah Price would like to send a heartfelt thank you to our Pastor Clinton McFarland and the Grace Baptist Church family, our co-workers, family and friends of Atlanta, Georgia. The family also wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all of you for your prayers, presence, love, telephone calls, food, and all other expressions of concern that you have shown during our time of bereavement. Never more than now was your kindness needed and more appreciated.


Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

8

Jun

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Paradise Funeral Chapel

3100 South Washington Ave.
Saginaw, Michigan 48601

Celebration of Life

Saturday

9

Jun

11:00 AM
Truevine Missionary Baptist Church

2930 Janes Avenue
Saginaw, Michigan 48601

Officiating: Pastor Paul E. Broaddus

Cemetery Details

Location

Forest Lawn Cemetery

3210 South Washington Avenue
Saginaw, Michigan 48601

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