Ms. Bobbie Jean Wright was born on July 24, 1945, in Franklin, TN at The Johnson’s Clinic, the first child Deacon Ordway Wright, Sr. and Mrs. Armiller Flenoy Wright Hayes.
“Ms. Bobbie”, as she was affectionally known, was educated in Nashville Public Schools, graduating from Camron High School in 1963. Ms. Bobbie would go on to attend Tennessee State University.
In 1965 she would give birth to a daughter, Angelyn M. Wright, Esq., and in 1967 a son, David I. Wright. Ms. Bobbie was married for four years.
As a young adult, she joined Ephesians Primitive Baptist Church under the leadership of her uncle Rev R.A. Wright. Thereafter, she joined St. Teresa Holiness Science Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Jennie B. Vaughn. In later years she became a member of The Sword of the Lord, where Rev. Randy Hall(now deceased) was the pastor. Ms. Bobbie was an active member, participating in the Prayer Ministry and the Seers’ Ministry under the leadership of current pastor Rev. Roslyn Montgomery.
Ms. Bobbie was employed by the Veterans Administration in 1968. Though she started as a Ward Secretary, Ms. Bobbie rose through the ranks of the VA. In 1980, she was selected from among a pool of candidates from throughout the United States to participate in a prestigious management training program. She would relocate with her children to Miami, FL and fill the position as the Chief of Medical Administration for the Veterans Administration Hospital in Miami, managing hundreds of employees and overseeing all administrative aspects of the VA Hospital and several VA clinics and nursing homes. She held that position until her retirement in 2004.
In 2007, Ms. Bobbie relocated to Decatur, GA where she built a strong community of friends. She loved to cook and bake, and she loved her grandsons, siblings, nieces, and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Deacon Ordway Wright, Sr., Mother Mrs. Armiller Wright Hayes, Brother Mr. Ordway Wright, Jr., and Sister Arlinda F. Buchanan.
She leaves to cherish her memory: 3 sisters, Minnie E. Horton, Kay F. Wright, and Teresa A. Williamson of Nashville, TN, daughter, Angelyn M. Wright, Esq., of Decatur, GA, son, David I. Wright of Natick, MA. 2 grandsons, Trenton Beres, and David Alexander Wright of Natick, MA. 8 nieces and nephews: Ms. Monique Horton Odom, Ms. Candice Horton, Mr. Jason Wright, Mr. Anthony Wright, Ms. Alicia Holt, Ms. Tiffany (Shannon) Southern, Ms. Andrea Woods, and Mr. Christopher Wright, all of Nashville. 4 great nieces and nephews: Bryan Odom, Jr., Diaris Williamson, Tiara Holt, Kya Southern, Patrick Parnell, and Christian White, all of Nashville and 4 great-great nieces and nephews.