Sarah Bates Wright, of Moon Lake, Mississippi left this Earth for her heavenly home on Sept. 24, 2017.

Sarah Bates Wright, of Moon Lake, Mississippi left this Earth for her heavenly home on Sept. 24, 2017.

She was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana too Bessie and Milton Bates. Upon Milton’s death, she was raised by Vedah Williams and her husband, Henry Trevino as their own.

She grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, where she studied piano, and attended many a dance at the Peabody and other big band venues with her folks. She graduated from Southside High School and joined the war effort.

She met and married her life-long love George Wright and had nine children. Upon their divorce she returned to college obtaining a bachelor and master’s degree in psychology while raising her eight children. She fiercely loved and protected her children all of her 91 years.

In 1986 she legally fought for and reacquired her parents place on Moon Lake. After extensive renovations, she and her son George, Jr. opened a seafood restaurant and B & B named “Uncle Henry’s.”

Visitors to this historic establishment enjoyed hearing “Miss Sarah’s” stories. She had a lifelong passion for history and genealogy that she shared with enthusiasm and vivid detail. She was a proud member of the DAR, UDC and Pace Society of America. She loved gardening and was a founder of The Tennessee Williams Festival in Clarksdale, Mississippi. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

Sarah was preceded in death by both sets of parents, her sons Mark Henry III (18 months) and George William Wright III, (62 years) and daughter, Kathleen Louise (21 years), and her granddaughter Courtney Deisler.

She leaves five daughters, Vedah Daboub and her husband, Charles of Dallas, Texas, Patricia Deisler and her husband Les of Durand, Michigan, Sharon Kinsey and her husband Peter of Brookhaven, Mississippi, Sarah Denson and her husband Dan of The Woodlands, Texas and Carol Cicero and her husband Don of Canton, Georgia; a son, Mark Henry Wright III and his wife Jaine; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m.,  Friday Sept. 29 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with the funeral Mass at  11a.m.,  Saturday Sept.30  at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.

Burial will follow in Oakridge Cemetery.

Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.