Gracie P. Wright – On This Date in 1987

Gracie P. Wright – On This Date in 1987

On this date the 12th of June in 1987, our maternal Great Grandma Wright passed away in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.

She was married to John E. Wright and they had nine children including our Granny Lucy Dee. She is buried next to her husband in Heard Cemetery in Manifest, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.*

Gracie P. Wright (seated) with her daughters, from left to right, Irmarie Scott, Daisy Wright, Ruth McMillin and Dee LaPrarie.

Today I wanted to honor her memory by sharing a few of her recordings. On a visit with my Aunt Irmarie, I was able to capture this video on my old Nokia phone of us listening to Grandma Wright singing and praying. These were originally recorded on an old cassette player around 1983 when she was 95 years old. 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 Gracie P. Wright

“Amazing Grace” sung by Gracie P. Wright

Gracie P. Wright Praying


Mrs. Gracie Wright, 99, of Jonesville, died 12:20 p.m. Friday, June 12, 1987 at the
Catahoula Parish Hospital in Jonesville. She was a housewife and member of Pisgah Baptist
Church at Manifest. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pisgah Baptist Church with Revs. K. G. Brooks and Lucian Conway, officiating. Burial followed at Heard Cemetery of Manifest with arrangements by Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Ruth McMillan of Manifest, Mrs. Daisy Wright of Jonesville; Mrs. De LaPrarie of Manifest and Mrs. Irmarie Scott of West Memphis, Ark.; two sons, Melton Wright of Orange, Texas and Marvin Wright of LaPlace; two sisters, Mrs. Luticia Andrews of Orange and Mrs. Evoughn Kelly of Maryville, Calif.; 22 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren, 41 great-greatgrandchildren;and one great-great-greatgrandchild. Pallbearers were Robert Scott, Steven Wright, David Wright, Shelton McMillin, James LaPrarie, Milford Wright and Malcolm Wright. Published in The Jena Times-Signal, June 17,

*Source:  Find A Grave

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