January 17, 1937 ~ April 11, 2009
On January 17, 1937, Annie Louise Wright was born in Tunnel Springs, Alabama. The third child and only surviving daughter of Oliver Willis and Lucilla Cunningham.
Annie left her hometown of Tunnel Spring's and went to Los Angeles, California in the early 1950's where she worked a brief period for a laundry steam service in Hollywood. From, there she became a Union teamster member for about 2 ½ years as well.
She then met and married Lee Wright, Jr. and later blessed with six children; Vivian, Alphonzo, Ann Maria, Rosa, Jacqueline and Patrice. As a result, was married for 43 years as a housewife.
She was a catholic and parishioner member (along with her husband, Lee Wright Jr.) at St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Church since 1967.
She enjoyed the simplicities of life, One of which was bird watching and feeding the sparrows. She loved quiet moments on long trips, peaceful family gatherings, outdoor adventures- picnics, fishing and camping. Music, Strumming the guitar and playing the piano, in which she stated, "I enjoy making a joyful noise unto the Lord". She also loved Christian and Gospel music; her favorite vocalist- Mahalia Jackson.
She will be remembered for being a humble straight forward. "visionist", hardworking, beloved wife and mother with strong Christian values.
She is survived by her six children. Oldest daughter – Vivian Wright, son - Alphonzo Wright, daughter – AnnMarie Wright, daughter - Rosa Lee Wright – all from Los Angeles, California. Daughter Jacqueline (John) Salter of Fresno, California and the youngest daughter – Patrice Wright from Los Angeles, California. Granddaughters Ashley and Brittany Salter of Fresno, California. Granddaughter – Victoria Wright and Grandson Joshua Wright, South Bay Gardena, California.
She leaves behind a special Aunt Mary Penn and host of special nephews, nieces, cousins – James McCovey, relatives, family and friends.
She was preceded in death by both parents Her Mother, Lucille Cunningham, departed in 1942; her father, Oliver Willis, departed life in 1997. Her two siblings, Mary Magdalene, departed life in 1981 and Eunice Hall departed Life in 2000 respectively.
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