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Visitation

Leavitt Funeral Home
Friday January 31st, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm

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Funeral Service

El Bethel Baptist Church
Saturday February 1st, 2020
2:00pm

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Phyllis Corey Wright

Mrs. Phyllis Corey Wright, 100, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, while a patient at Anson Health and Rehab. Funeral services will be 2:00PM Saturday, February 1st at El Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Rob Washington, Dr. Tommy Wensil, and Rev. Allen Wright officiating. Interment will follow at Anson Memorial Park. The family will greet friends Friday evening from 6:00 until 7:30PM at Leavitt Funeral Home. Mrs. Wright was born August 2, 1919, in Houlton, Maine, a daughter of the late Wallie and Mae Hogan Corey of Hodgdon, Maine. She graduated from Hodgdon High School in 1937 and from Aroostook Hospital in Houlton, Maine as a registered nurse in 1940. Phyllis and her late husband, Philip Wright, moved to Lilesville, NC in 1970. She was employed at Wadesboro Nursing Home (now Wadesboro Health and Rehab) for 11 years retiring in 1981. She was a charter member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Wadesboro, which is now El Bethel Baptist Church and served as their Treasurer for 36 years. Phyllis is survived by two sons, Lee Wright (Brenda) of Lilesville, Eugene Wright of Presque Isle, Maine; 6 grandchildren, Wayne Wright (Lisa), Kevin Wright (Martha), Timothy (Garie Ann), Allen Wright, Angela Wright, and Matthew Wright; seven great-grandchildren, Andrew, Ian, Ella Isaiah, Emily, riley, and Sadie; two step-grandchildren, Greg Lee (Beth), and Tonya Huneycutt (Teddy); and 5 step-great-great-grandchildren, Ashton, Jordan, Leah, Brooke, and Hailee; nieces; nephews; and many special friends. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Philip Wright; 2 brothers, Donald Corey of Houlton, ME and John Corey of East Corinth, ME;and a sister, Mildred Benson of Hodgdon, ME. Memorials may be made to El Bethel Baptist Church, 532 McRae Avenue, Wadesboro, NC 28170.

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Mrs Wright was my DON during my days at wadesboro nursing home. She was such a delight to work with. Much love to you for your loss.

Bonnie gay Feb 2 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Phyllis Corey Wright

David rice Jan 31 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Phyllis Corey Wright

Diane and Pinky Diggs Jan 31 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Phyllis Corey Wright

Jean Thompson Jan 31 2020 12:00 AM

Mrs. Wright was one of the greatest Christians I have known in my life time. A great prayer warrior for the Lord and a godly woman. Her testimony will live on - long after these days. May God bless and help her family. Love and prayers, Dr. Tommy Wensil

drwensil@yahoo.com Jan 31 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Phyllis Corey Wright

Dwight and Linda McCormick Jan 31 2020 12:00 AM

Our love and prayers go out to the family.

Dwight and Linda McCormick Jan 31 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Phyllis Corey Wright

Ella Bennett & Family Jan 30 2020 12:00 AM

Hi Lee and Brenda, I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I am praying for your family.

Ella Bennett & Family Jan 30 2020 12:00 AM

Mrs. Wright, I know you've found "Joy On the Other Side of Jordan" but for us "Heaven's Sounding Sweeter All The Time"!! Thanks for all the times you prayed for me and my family!

Becky Jordan Jan 30 2020 12:00 AM

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