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Brenda Ann Wright

April 3, 1950 ~ January 27, 2022 (age 71)


Brenda Ann Brown Wright of Havelock, NC, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Carolina East Hospital, New Bern, NC, at the age of 71 years, 9 months, 24 days. She was born on Monday, April 3, 1950, in West Liberty, KY, daughter of the late Carl and Nola Caskey Brown.

Brenda graduated from Morehead State University and later attended the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. She was employed as an educator for the Craven County Schools in Havelock, NC and retired on July 1, 2009. After retirement she volunteered for several years with the American Red Cross in the optometry clinic at Cherry Point Health Clinic where she was “Volunteer of the Year” six times.

She has received several letters of appreciation and or commendation from various Navy commands. Brenda also volunteered for a while at the Cherry Bay Nursing Home in Havelock, NC and later sang there with several members of McCotter Baptist Church. Brenda was a Christian and a member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God.

Brenda enjoyed a wonderful life living in various locations while Gary was in the Navy. After 22 years of moving, Brenda said when they got to Havelock, NC, “this was our last move”. Brenda loved teaching at Havelock Middle School and New Bern High School where she had so many special students. She will be sadly missed by many people and especially by her little dog, Rowdy and her cat, Cargo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl & Nola Caskey Brown and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, William E. & Reva C. Wright.

Brenda is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Gary L. Wright; her son, Brawn G. Wright (Sharon) of San Antonio, TX; one grandson, Callen Wright; one brother, J.C. Brown (Brenda) of West Liberty, KY two brothers-in-law, William D. Wright (Cheryl) and Mark A. Wright (Vicky) all of West Liberty, KY; and several nieces & nephews.

Graveside Service 1 p.m., Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Salyer Cemetery with burial to follow. Visitation 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Saturday, February 5, 2022 at the Potter Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Scott Brown, Ronnie McGuire, Bennie Pugh, Dwayne Sexton, Doyle Wilson, Richard Williams, and Mark A. Wright.

In Lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to:  Lighthouse Assembly of God, 401 US Hwy 70 East, Havelock, NC 28532; Craven County Hospice, 2818 Neuse Blvd., New Bern, NC 28562; or the International Fellowship of Christian and Jews, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 4300, Chicago, IL 60602-2584.

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February 5, 2022

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Potter Funeral Home,Inc.
329 Glenn Avenue
West Liberty, KY 41472

Graveside Service
February 5, 2022

1:00 PM
Salyer Cemetery, West Liberty, KY

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