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July 15, 1917-Aug. 1, 2005

Jeannette Bagwell Wright, 88, mother of Dr. Walter Lee Wright of LaGrange, died Monday.

A memorial service was held today at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Raleigh. Private burial will be in Raleigh Memorial Park.

A native of Wake County, Mrs. Wright was the daughter of the late Walter Lee and Leona Wall Bagwell and the widow of Dr. James Rhodes Wright. She graduated from Broughton High School in 1935, Peace Junior College in 1937 and Duke University in 1939. She debuted at the Terpsichorean Ball in 1936. At Duke, she was editor of the student newspaper and a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she was active for many years in the Bettie Penick Bible Class, The Women of the Church, and Church Circle activities.

She is survived by four other sons, Dr. James R. Wright Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., Richard Rankin Wright and Charles Edmund Wright of Raleigh and Christopher Bryan Wright of Winston-Salem; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 120 W. Hargett St. Raleigh, NC 27601.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home.

Published in Obituaries on August 4, 2005 1:52 PM