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Bob Wright

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I wrote this and had it read by my pastor at Nita's funeral yesterday. Please forgive the personal message, but I have no else left to share it with.

Nita's Obituary

Nita Jean Wright , 85, died Tuesday morning. She was born December 1st, 1936, was born again when twelve years old, and died June 21, 2022. She was the oldest child of the late Howard Redd and Mattie Sue Nix Redd. Nita was born in Memphis, and was a 1954 Graduate of Messick High School. Nita was a homemaker all her life. She loved working in her flowers, and was an avid birdwatcher, her life's list stood at 316 species identified. Giving out Gospel tracts was her vocation, and gave out thousands of these wherever she went. Her winning smile made even the most hardened person take one, and few refused one.

She is survived by her husband, Bob Wright, three daughters: Shirley Rogers of Bastrop Texas, Sandra Gribben of Bloomingdale, Ohio, and Linda Wright, of Swainsboro, Georgia; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Other survivors include a brother, Don Redd, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Darleen Jarrett of Collierville, Tennessee, and a sister-in-law, Thelma Wright, of Memphis.

Nita was a member of East Side Baptist Church for over thirty years, joining that fellowship in 1991. She was a member of the Victory Class in Sunday School, and loved her class and church. Her favorite tract to give out was entitled "For God So Loved the World, that………" This tract was written by her former pastor, the late Bro. Teddy Steele.



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Bob:
Thank you. It sounds like she did a lot with her life, which is very admirable.

Have you ever mentioned the bird watching? Do you have a list as well? 316 species is quite a few. She must have gone on specific trips to go bird watching. I don’t mean to get off topic, it is a nice tribute to Nita.
 

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Bob:
Thank you. It sounds like she did a lot with her life, which is very admirable.

Have you ever mentioned the bird watching? Do you have a list as well? 316 species is quite a few. She must have gone on specific trips to go bird watching. I don’t mean to get off topic, it is a nice tribute to Nita.
In the later years we did plan vacations around wildlife sanctuaries, which were also near National Parks and/or Indian reservations. And our trips to Reelfoot Lake and other drives were to eat at out of the way places then find an NWR. Also rural countryside for photographing old barns, etc.

As to the list, it was common between us.

Bob Wright
 

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Thanks for sharing this, Bob. A wonderful tribute, and doubtless very difficult to write. The memories do offer comfort, though. Please continue to share your life with us, as many of us care about you and enjoy your knowledgeable posts.
 

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Thank you for sharing it here with us.

A beautiful tribute, to a beautiful woman.

God Bless you Bob.
 

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If this is seemed inappropriate, please move or remove as you think best.

I wrote this and had it read by my pastor at Nita's funeral yesterday. Please forgive the personal message, but I have no else left to share it with.

Nita's Obituary

Nita Jean Wright , 85, died Tuesday morning. She was born December 1st, 1936, was born again when twelve years old, and died June 21, 2022. She was the oldest child of the late Howard Redd and Mattie Sue Nix Redd. Nita was born in Memphis, and was a 1954 Graduate of Messick High School. Nita was a homemaker all her life. She loved working in her flowers, and was an avid birdwatcher, her life's list stood at 316 species identified. Giving out Gospel tracts was her vocation, and gave out thousands of these wherever she went. Her winning smile made even the most hardened person take one, and few refused one.

She is survived by her husband, Bob Wright, three daughters: Shirley Rogers of Bastrop Texas, Sandra Gribben of Bloomingdale, Ohio, and Linda Wright, of Swainsboro, Georgia; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Other survivors include a brother, Don Redd, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Darleen Jarrett of Collierville, Tennessee, and a sister-in-law, Thelma Wright, of Memphis.

Nita was a member of East Side Baptist Church for over thirty years, joining that fellowship in 1991. She was a member of the Victory Class in Sunday School, and loved her class and church. Her favorite tract to give out was entitled "For God So Loved the World, that………" This tract was written by her former pastor, the late Bro. Teddy Steele.



Bob Wright
So sorry to hear this Bob!
 

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