WADESBORO - On Tuesday April 25, 2023, Mrs. Frances Biles Wright, 95, passed away peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior while being cared for lovingly at her home by her family.
Her family is comforted in knowing she has been reunited with her husband, son and granddaughter, her Biles family and many other loved ones and friends in heaven.
Funeral services will be 3:00pm Sunday April 30, 2023 at First Baptist Church, Lee Avenue, Wadesboro, NC with Dr. Tim Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Sharon Cemetery in Mt. Gilead, NC.
The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church in the parlor and other times at the family home.
Frances was born January 6, 1928 in Stanly County, NC, a daughter of the late Daniel Augusta and Emma Lou Epps Biles. She graduated from Albemarle High School and Morgan's Business School. She began her career in banking in Mt. Gilead and met her husband there when he came to the bank to do business one day. When her children were older, she went back to work with American Bank in Wadesboro and retired from what was later known as UCB.
Frances married Bernard "Bun" Wright on June 12, 1948 and they enjoyed 58 wonderful years of marriage. While the proud Mother of 5 children, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be remembered for her smile, her kind and loving ways, her wonderful baking and her flower gardening. Her family will also remember her as a woman of strong Christian faith who sought to instill those beliefs in her children. She was someone who stood by her husband, children and grandchildren, as well as her friends. She always had time for her family and enjoyed playing with them and traveling together for their annual Wright family beach trips.
Frances loved planting and tending to her flower gardens. She and Bun spent countless hours working in the yard together to have a beautiful yard for all to enjoy. She was a member of the local gardening club that planted flowers in the downtown area. She also worked as a volunteer with the Anson Community Hospital Auxillary serving snacks and encouraging patients in the hospital. Frances was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing full meals daily for her family and others who liked to join them. She was very talented in baking and decorating beautiful birthday cakes.
Frances was faithful in serving her church. She had a kind and loving heart and compassion for others. She worked with the youth alongside her husband both on Sunday mornings and in chaperoning many local youth activities and trips to Caswell. She was a member of the Anticipators Club for seniors. She supported Bun in the Family Deacon Ministry by baking bread and goodies for him to take when he visited church members.
Surviving are her children Deborah Wright Ballard & husband Charles of Mebane, Rebecca Wright O'Neal of the home, Daniel Edward Wright & wife Pam of Durham and John Walter Wright & wife Rexanna of Durham. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren (Charles IV, Barclay, Rebecca, Austin, Jeremy, Jackson, John Walter) and 8 great-grandchildren (Jordan, Carson, Madison, Braxton, Carley Grace, Raylee, Siann, River).
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, her son Donald Harold Wright and her granddaughter Emma Caroline Wright. Frances was deeply loved by her family and will be greatly missed.
The Family would like to thank the caregivers who helped make it possible for their Mother to remain in her home. We appreciate the love and caring you showed to her and our family.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Music Ministry or Children's Ministry, PO Box 423, Wadesboro, NC 28170.
The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com