Opal Marie Anders Wright

Opal Marie Anders Wright went to be with her heavenly Father on Monday, March 4, 2019 at Drew Memorial Health System. Opal was born on September 1, 1930 in Bradley County to Travis and Eunice Files Anders. 

She married L.F. (Junior) Wright June 19, 1948. Together they raised their three sons, Gerald, Robert (Bubba) and Cecil. Opal doted on her sons and later on her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchild. They all reciprocated that admiration to her. 

Opal was a dedicated employee of Commercial Bank, where she worked for 38 years as a Public Relations representative. She was well-known with the banking community as well as the community as a whole. 

While at Commercial Bank, Opal had an opportunity to pursue one of her loves—travel. She traveled to Alaska, Hawaii and Canada, to name a few places. Opal was a strong presence in her family. She was admired by her family as a woman of strength, class and unconditional love. She was a very social person and everywhere she went, she loved visiting with people. She never went many places where someone did not know her.

Opal had a strong faith in her Lord, and for many years she attended First Baptist Church, but she had recently begun attending Rose Hill Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Cecil Wright; and two brothers, James “Bud” Anders and Bill Anders.    

Survivors include two sons, Gerald (Sandra) Wright and Robert “Bubba” Wright, both of Monticello; five grandchildren, Shawn (Jana) Wright, Alan (Kayce) Wright, Shana (Stacy) Wilson, Eric Wright and Adam (Stephanie) Wright; 11 great-grandchildren, Anna, Ally, Dakota, Brett, Bryson, Corey, Jed and Gavin Wright, Seth and Elizabeth Wilson, and Taylor (Heath) Swain; one great-great grandchild, Beaux Swain; and very special friends of family, Cara Harris and Caralyne Donaldson.

Funeral services were Friday, March 8, 2019 at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel. Visitation was Thursday evening at the funeral home. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery in Monticello. 

Online guestbook: www.stephensondearman.com.

(Paid obituary)

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