Sister Magnolia Lenear Wright was born March 22, 1933 to the late Herchel and Hattie Lenear in Marianna.
Sister Wright confessed hope in Christ and was baptized at the age of 14 in 1947 at the St. Paul M.B. Church. Sister Wright was a member of the Mt. Tabor M.B. Church for over 50 years and was a faithful member. She was a Sunday School Teacher, BTU participate, choir member, and a mother on the Mother Board until her health failed.
Sister Wright departed this life Feb. 5, 2014 at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock.
Her husband, Arthur Lee Wright, her parents, Herchel and Hattie Lenear and a grandson, Eric G. Jones, preceded Sister Wright in death.
She leaves to cherish her memory, a daughter, Doris J. Jones of Memphis Tenn.; three sons, Kerry Maurice (Brenda) Brewer of Helena-West Helena, Melvin E. (Patsy) Wright of Biloxi Miss. and Arthur Jerome Wright of Helena; seven grandchildren; seven great –grandchildren; and a host of family and close friends.
Visitation will be 1 to 6 p.m. held Friday, Feb. 14 in the Jackson – Highley Funeral Home Chapel, Helena -West Helena. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15at Mt. Tabor M.B. Church at Helena. Interment will follow immediately at Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Southland Arkansas.