Submitted by: Dan Rich
Jan. 5, 1909 - March 10, 1995
South Bend Tribune 3/14/1995
SOUTH BEND - Gracie Wright, 86, of 1016 W. Oak St., died at 12:05 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph's Medical Center. Mrs. Wright was born Jan. 5, 1909, in Wewoka, Okla., and lived in South Bend since 1909.
In 1925, in Sledge, Miss., she married Sam Wright. He died in 1969. She is survived by five daughters, Mary L. Cherry and Virginia Jackson, both of South Bend, Lottie M. Grant of Denver, Juanita Jones of Compton, Calif., and Geneva Thomas of Chicago; seven sons, Sam Jr., Marcus and Kennard, all of Chicago, Reginald of South Bend, Charles of Los Angeles, Earl of Sacramento, Calif., and Michael of Denver; three stepdaughters, Lucille Abrams of Chicago and Patty Isbell of Caruthersville, Mo., and Marilyn Coleman of St. Louis; a stepson, Curtis Rogers of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 47 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Alberta Johnson of Niles and Marie Kelly of St. Louis. A daughter, Katherine Carter, a son, Kenneth, and a stepdaughter, Cleo Rivers, preceded her in death. She was a member of Olivet AME Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the church. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Friends may call one hour before services on Friday in the church. Alford's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.