Ethelene Wright

January 18, 1931April 2, 2019

Ethelene Wright, age 88, of Dallas, Texas passed away on Tuesday April 2, 2019. Ethelene was born January 18, 1931 in Jasper, Alabama to Paul and Emma (Meadows) Bonner both of whom also welcomed her into Heaven along with her loving husband Aaron Wright, two sisters, three brothers, granddaughter Heather Baker and great great grandson Grant Colwill.

Ethelene is survived by daughter: Dorothy Baker and husband Donald, two sisters: Myrtie Smith and Pauline Simmons of Alabama, grandson Gary Baker and (Teresa), 3 great grandchildren: Aaron Baker and (Nicole), Brittany Colwill and (Wyn), Vanessa Baker, 3 great great grandchildren: Haven Baker, Hallie Baker, Olivia Colwill as well several extended family members and a host of friends.

Ethelene or better known as Granny was in no doubt a strong, loving and independent woman. She loved spending time with her family. She was selfless and always putting others ahead of herself. In her earlier years of life she enjoyed being out the yard and doing yard work, cooking and even some crocheting. She would also enjoy fishing when she got the chance. During her endurance of over a few decades & struggles with illnesses, she never once complained or asked “why me?”. Her faith was never wavered, even up to the last few days of her life. She was truly a fighter with the strongest determination. She will truly be missed by all who knew her.

A funeral service for Ethelene will be held Friday, April 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Roselawn Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in the Garden of Roses where she will be laid to rest beside her husband Aaron Wright.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Wright family.


  • Funeral Service Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, April 5, 2019

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Chris Vigil

April 4, 2019

I don’t know where to start... I loved you Granny! Granny was soo very special and always made me feel loved; especially when Heather passed away in 2015. I will always cherish our time together in Hawaii; I don’t know what we would have done without her support. Her crazy ways will be missed by all the family!! Please give my Father (Mike), Heather and Grant a big kiss and a hug from me when you see them in Heaven. You will be always remembered in my HEART. Thank you Granny for all your support since 1988! God Bless You

Brittany Colwill

April 4, 2019

Strength. Sacrifice. Independence. Love. These are the lessons I learned from watching my Granny. I love you so much and could never thank you enough for how you loved us all.

Over the last few months I've looked back at a lot of old pictures and thought a lot about old memories. Hawaii was a dream and I'm so glad you got to come with us and take care of us. I don't remember a whole lot from back then, but I do remember trips to the dole plantation for free samples and ice cream! We both went on our first cruise together with momma and daddy where we also ate tons of ice cream at all hours. Back at home I remember your huge breakfasts with some of everything because some people like bacon or sausage and milk gravy or tomato gravy and you didn't hesitate to oblige.

I appreciate how you would do anything for any of your family and I hope to be the same way as I get older. I feel so blessed you were able to meet my husband and my sweet baby girl. Not many people get to have a great grandparent for as long as we did. I love you so much and hope you really are with Papa Aaron, Momma and Grant and I hope someday I can be too.

Aaron Baker

April 3, 2019

On April 2 the Lord called home one of his greatest angels. Words can not even describe how much you mean to me and how much I will miss you! You have always been there for me and anyone else who needed help with anything. You are the sweetest and most caring person I have had the pleasure of growing up with. You always went above and beyond for all of us and never expected a thing in return. You have taken me in countless times and always loved me unconditionally despite what kind of trouble I have gotten myself into I could always turn to you and you never once judged me and I thank you. You have been such a huge inspiration to me and the family not only for being the caring person you are but also for how independent/strong you have been over the years. Not a day will go by that I will not think of you and I will be forever grateful to have had been able to call you my granny. I love you with all my heart!. Until we meet again in Heaven!

Gary Baker

April 3, 2019

Heaven gained a wonderful, caring, thoughtful, compassionate, and loving person on 04/02/2019 at approximately 11:44 pm. when I found out about her passing.
Words can’t explain the love this person had for her family. She always put you ahead of herself no matter what the situation was. I will always be indebted to her for what she taught me, my family, and countless friends. Whoever she crossed she made a new friend or a family member for life. Our temporary loss is Heavens gain. Thank you Granny for being a big part of our lives. You are a difference maker. We love you forever.

Vanessa Baker

April 3, 2019

I grew up living in Granny’s house. She was always so sweet to me and gave me the purest love. I have memories of making pillows with her and eating her jello supreme and Easter bunny cake. One year, she hid an Easter egg with money and she forgot where she hid it! When we moved to Mesquite, she’d picked me up from school and we’d stop at Sonic for an after school treat. As I got older, I’d visit Granny at her house and she would always say I was still a little baby standing at her screen door saying “Granny where are you?” After we visited, she’d go back to her bedroom and I knew what she was doing. She would smile, hug me goodbye, and sneak me a $20 bill between her fingers. I know now where Granny is, in the arms of the Lord. May you Rest In Peace and I’ll see you again. I love you forever.