Her husband passed in the Katrina Flood she passed a few months after he did . Marcelle Jacobs Wright
Marcelle Jacobs Wright, a retired registered nurse, died at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Lafayette, LA on Monday, October 3, 2005 at 12:10 PM. She was 86. Mrs Wright was a native and lifelong resident of New Orleans LA. She graduated from Charity Hospital School of Nursing. She join the U.S. Navy, achieved the rank of Lieutenant, and during WWII served as a Navy nurse in the South Pacific. In 1981, she retired from the V.A. Hospital after 20 years of nursing service. She was the wife (for over 60 years) of the late Col. Joseph D. Wright, USAF (ret); the mother of Joseph D. Wright, Jr.; Sister of Yvonne MacDonald, Clare and Henry Jacobs and the late Lily Lightel, Alma Jacobs, Leona Schwab, Ruth Johnson, Bertha Ringhiser, Alice Hoffman and Louise Doria; and grandmother of Joseph D. Wright, III. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the chapel of L.A. Muhleisen and Son, 2607 Williams Blvd. on Friday, October 7, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. Interment in Port Hudson National Cemetery. Visitation from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Friday.