Obituary: Estelle Wright

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  • | 11:32 a.m. December 3, 2014
  • West Orange Times & Observer
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Estelle Wright, a West Orange resident since 1949, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26. She was 87 years old and had been married to the late RC Wright for 59 years. She was a faithful wife and loving mother who doted over her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by one son, Rodger, and daughter-in-law, Sandra Wright. She also leaves one grandson, Tim (Jeanne), and granddaughter, Theresa Flaherty (Dana); and five great-grandchildren, Kaile and Carson Wright and Jacob, Caleb and Ethan Flaherty.

She also leaves half-sisters, Joyce Keener (Jim) Nelly Notaro, Hazel Millander, Peggy Ziegenfelder and Wanda Nunnally (Bobby); and half-brothers, Douglas Handley (Ruby), David Handley (Donna) and Donnie Handley (Inga). She is preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Handley; and half-brothers, Millard Handley and Tommy Handley (Glenda).

Estelle was born Jan. 15, 1927, in Vinemont, Alabama, and moved to Winter Garden in January 1949. She spent 30 years working in the citrus industry in and around Winter Garden. For the past 10 years, she has lived with son and daughter-in-law, Rodger and Sandra Wright, in DeLand.

Services were held Dec. 2, at Eastside Baptist Church, 700 S. Mass. Ave., DeLand, Florida, 32720. A viewing and “gathering” of friends and family was at 10 a.m., with a funeral service following at 11 a.m.

Estelle’s son, the Rev. Rodger D. Wright, officiated, with the Rev. Everett Eastham delivering the sermon.

Interment was at the Winter Garden Cemetery.


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