Mary Irmarie Wright – On This Date in 1918

Dee and Irmarie for book

Lucy Dee and Mary Irmarie Wright

On this date, the 8th of August in 1918, our maternal great-aunt Mary Irmarie was born to parents John E Wright and Gracie Pierce in Manifest, Louisiana.

Irmarie was our Granny Dee’s youngest sister and they were the best of friends. After my Granny’s death, Aunt Irmarie and I become very close, I think our relationship helped fill the void after losing Dee.

I am extremely grateful to have the honor of sharing a video I made years ago with my Aunt Irmarie.

My Grandma Wright (Grace Pierce Wright, Oct. 22, 1887 – June 12, 1987) recorded this song on an old cassette player around 1983 at age 95. On a visit with my Aunt Irmarie, I was able to capture this video on my old Nokia phone of us listening to her singing. Sorry for the low quality, but those who knew my Grandma Wright will appreciate it none the less.

“What A Friend We Have In Jesus” sung by Grace P. Wright

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