Joyce Jennings Wright Abingdon, Virginia Obituary

Joyce Jennings Wright

Joyce Jennings Wright, age 90, of Abingdon, Va., passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017. She was born to the late Bert Jennings and Alma Carnal Jennings. As a native of Welch, W.Va. Joyce was a 1944 graduate of Welch High School and Avery Business College. She served as office manager at Greendale Retirement Home and retired as a Deputy Clerk from the General District Court of Washington County in 1991. She was a member of Abingdon Baptist Church and was active in the Senior Adult Choir where she served as pianist. She was a charter member of the Depot Art Association in Abingdon and was a member and coordinated volunteer workers of the Washington County Habitat for Humanity. In addition to her parents, Joyce was also preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, John Andrew “Bud” Wright, Sr. She is survived by her sons: Drew (Molly) Wright of Abingdon, Va.; Brad (Hilda Beheler) Wright of Logan, W.Va.; daughters, Karen (Ralph) Wilson of Durham, N.C. and Robin (Keith Kirtley) Wright of Abingdon, Va.; brother, Bill Jennings of Welch, W.Va.; sister-in-law, Pauline Grubb of Columbia, S.C.; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. A funeral ceremony will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Abingdon Baptist Church with the Rev. Parke L. Deans and the Rev. Michael Poole officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memory Gardens where pallbearers will be selected from family. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Abingdon Baptist Church, 361 W. Main St., Abingdon, Va. 24210. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Joyce’s longtime friend, Carol Clifton. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com and signing the online guestbook. The family of Joyce Jennings Wright is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, Va. 24210 (276-623-2700).
February 26, 1926 - January 29, 201702/26/192601/29/2017
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Obituary for Joyce Jennings Wright in Abingdon, Virginia

Joyce Jennings Wright, age 90, of Abingdon, Va., passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017. She was born to the late Bert Jennings and Alma Carnal Jennings. As a native of Welch, W.Va. Joyce was a 1944 graduate of Welch High School and Avery Business College. She served as office manager at Greendale Retirement Home and retired as a Deputy Clerk from the General District Court of Washington County in 1991. She was a member of Abingdon Baptist Church and was active in the Senior Adult Cho...

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Thursday, February 02 2017
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Abingdon Baptist Church
361 W. Main St
Abingdon, VA 24210
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Thursday, February 02 2017
02:00 PM
Abingdon Baptist Church
361 W. Main St
Abingdon, VA 24210
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Forest Hills Memory Gardens
19415 Lee Hwy
Abingdon, VA 24210
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