Date of Death: Thursday, January 9, 2014
Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service
Helen Elizabeth Wright, age 85, of Celo, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. A native of Long Branch, NJ she was a daughter of the late Howard and Helen Kaesler Firehock and the wife of the late Robert Wright, who passed away in 2004. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jonathan Wright. Helen was a practicing RN for 40 years when moving to the mountains and began working with the Headstart program until her retirement. She was a member of Celo Methodist Church who loved knitting, crocheting, quilting and home improvements but mostly loved her family.
Surviving are her daughters: Debbie Davis and husband, Lewis, of Rio Linda, CA, Faye Wright of Live Oakes, FL and Eva Mondragon-Wright and husband, Mario, of Arden; sons: William Wright and wife, Nicki, of Celo and Mike Wright and wife, Shaylee, of Plymouth, NC; sister, Barbara Krepper of West Belmar, NJ; grandchildren: Jennifer, Casey, Cory, Chris, Michael, Elizabeth, Santos and Alex.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 25th in Celo Methodist Church. Rev. Brad Hinton will officiate.
Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Mitchell County 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. To send online condolences, please visit our website at www.yanceyfuneralservice.com.