Nora Lee Richardson Wright, 79, wife of Herbert Wright, entered into perpetual rest on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Richmond, Virginia.

She was born on Jan. 4, 1940, a daughter of the late Rev. Joseph and Maybelle Holmes Richardson and Carrie Addison Richardson (stepmother). Nora Lee was joined in holy matrimony to Herbert Wright on Nov. 1, 1958, upon graduating from Lincoln High School Class of 1958. This union continued on until her death. Nora Lee was a faithful member of Mechanicsville United Methodist Church, where she joined at an early age, trained in biblical knowledge and was baptized. Upon relocating from Sumter to New York City, she joined Brownsville Community Baptist Church, where she served faithfully before migrating to Virginia. While in Virginia, she joined First Union Baptist Church and remained faithful until her passing. She retired from NYNEX (Bell Phone Co.) in 1996 as an executive assistant.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband of 60 years, Herbert Wright of the home; two sons, Alfred (Barbara) of Upper Dublin, Pennsylvania, and Curtis (Suzanne) of Wake Forest, North Carolina; six loving grandchildren, Eric (Sandra) Wright, Nathan, Bria, Nile, Candace and Masai; one great-grandson, Jayden; one brother, Joseph "Bubba" Richardson of Sumter; two sisters, Dorothy "Dot" of Baltimore and Tena Richardson of Sumter; nieces, Pam Bullock-Crowell and Olivia Richardson; nephews, Brian and Rodney Richardson and David Richardson Jr; and a host of other relatives and friends who mourn her passing.

In addition to her parents, Nora Lee was preceded in death by a brother, David; two sisters, Maggie and Earline "Mookey" Richardson; and her father and mother-in-law, Nathan and Eva Wright.

Public viewing will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Job's Mortuary.

Mrs. Wright will be placed in the church at 9 a.m. on Saturday for viewing until the hour of service.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Salem Chapel & Heritage Center, 101 S. Salem Ave., Sumter, SC 29150 with the Rev. Earthlee Reed officiating and the Rev. Joshua Dupree Jr. eulogist. Interment will follow at Bradford Cemetery.

Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.

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