July 1830 - 1903
|She entered into his life with all her life, and the record of his sixty years of Christian service is the record of her own. She was born in July 1830, and became Brother James L. Wright’s wife in 1843. Since then none but God could point to the successful labors of their lives and say how much was his and how much was hers. Together they labored, prayed, suffered and rejoiced.
And when the body of her husband was borne out from their home to the cemetery, although she had been nursing and tending him constantly during his illness and was seemingly as well and strong as usual, she lay down upon her bed, bade her children and grandchildren good-bye, slept peacefully and painlessly for a few days, and passed on to be with her loved ones. Side by side they sleep in the little cemetery, awaiting the glad resurrection. Their children and grandchildren have a priceless legacy in their Christly influence that lives after them, and not only they, but also thousands of others are blessing God for the lives of James and Mary Wright.
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1903; Page 74, by H. R. Singleton|