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Shirley Jean Wright, 75, Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN, passed
away peacefully at home Wednesday, August 11, 2010, after
a lengthy illness.
Shirley was born May 25, 1935, the daughter of the late
Ellis and Theresa Light.
She was a 1954 graduate of Lynn View High School. She
retired from JC Penney Catalog Dept. where she supervised
the Catalog, Layaway and Credit Departments. Shirley began
her career at The Diana Shop and later Nettie Lee Shop in
downtown Kingsport; she also worked as a Kindergarten Aide
for Indian Springs Elementary School and volunteered in
the school clinic for The American Red Cross.
Shirley enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved
road trips, was an awesome cook and loved to watch birds.
She always had a big smile on her face for her family and
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
her brother, Edmond Light, James David Light; and her
husband, Bill W. Wright.
She is survived by her daughter, Teri Wright; son, Bill
Wright and wife Lydia, all of Kingsport, TN; grand-
children, Jessica Carr and husband Brett, Blountville, TN,
Rachel Casey, Kingsport, TN, Wesley Craft, Johnson City,
TN, Jessie Craft and wife Silvia, Greensboro, NC, and
Amanda Moody and husband Paul, Johnson City, TN, great-
grandchildren, Clint Carr, Dakota Cleek and soon to be,
Corban Carr; sister-in-law, Judy Light, MO; several nieces
and nephews; surrogate grandchildren, Courtney and Justin
Carnine, and Beckett Ford.
The family wishes to thank her caregivers, Deena Khalaf,
her niece and Pat, and Rachael Baver and Bev Caulkins, as
well as the Amedisys Hospice team. Thank you, Lesa and
Misty. They also wish to recognize the staff of Indian
Path Medical Center for the skilled and compassionate care
they provided for her during her many stays with them.
The family will receive friends Sunday, August 15, 2010,
from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., at East Lawn Funeral Home.
Services will follow in the Chapel at 3 p.m., with Cliff
Ramey officiating. Honorary Pallbearers are Brett Carr,
Dale Roberts, Justin Carnine, Chris Light, Eddie Light,
Mark Whittimore, Les Wright, Harold Wright, Preston Wright,
and Michael Vaughn.
Contributions may be made in Shirley's honor to either the
Alzheimer's Association or the American Lung Association.
To leave a condolence to the Wright family, please visit
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East Lawn Funeral Home is honored to serve Shirley Wright's