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Teresa Francis Wright

March 12, 1928January 4, 2021

Teresa Francis Wright

Born March 11, 1928 in Des Moines, IA to Josephine and Charles Riordan. Her sister Rosalie Dunham survives her and she is predeceased by her brother Robert Riordan, her sister Margaret Downy and Mary Stultz. She passed on to her richly deserved afterlife on January 4th, 2020 after spending 92 wonderful years with her family and friends. She married Jim Wright on May 5, 1951. She bore 6 sons over the next 8 years. She is predeceased by one of her sons, Christopher, and her husband James. She is survived by 5 of her six sons, Joseph, Lawrence, Thomas, Robert and Steven, her 21 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Her life was made even more eventful with leadership roles in the Christian Family Movement, League of Women Voters, Civil Rights Movement, and her career as an Ombudsman. She was active in the Catholic Church and a member of Church of the Holy Spirit in Memphis, TN. Her twilight years she was focused on a prayer group…The Servants of the Upper Room. Please go to their website https://www.servantsoftheupperroom.com/ and pray the prayer Terry Wright helped develop.

Services will be held on Saturday, January 9th. Rosary will start at 9AM with the funeral Mass beginning at 10AM. Burial at Calvary Cemetery will follow where she will be laid to rest next to her husband of 65 years and her son.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to St. Paul’s Catholic School where her granddaughter, Sister Mary Lawrence is principle. 1425 E. Shelby Drive Memphis, TN 38116. https://secure.givelively.org/donate/st-paul-parish-and-school/st-paul-catholic-school-annual-fund

Church of the Holy Spirit 2300 Hickory Crest Drive, Memphis, TN 38119 • www.hspirit.com Church Office: 754-7146 (9:00 am-5:00 pm) Fax: 754-0102 Email: christine.nourse@hspirit.cdom.org

Services

  • Rosary Service

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

Memories

Teresa Francis Wright

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Rose Sax

January 8, 2021

Teresa once told me, after my Teresa died, that she would some day greet her in Heaven. I feel they are now together. May God show them joy together!
Rose Sax

Tanya Dumas

January 7, 2021

I want to let the Wright family know how much I enjoyed Terry and Jim. I prayed with them at St Louis Church several years ago . I also attended an anniversary party given for them by their family. The Wright family are a very special family and I send my love and thoughts to them at this time.
Blessings
Tanya Dumas

Carlene Inzer

January 6, 2021

Terry and Jim Wright were always there for me when I first came to Memphis in 1980. They supported the Catholic Charismatic
Renewal Prayer Groups and events and especially St. Louis Church Prayer Group known as THE BREAD OF LIFE. Terry was a great Intercessor for those who wanted Prayer. She is able now to do even greater work for God's Kingdom on earth.
Terry and Jim, PRAY FOR US .
Carlene Inzer

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY