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Fannie Odell Jones Wright

March 10, 1921 - January 13, 2021

Burial Date January 16, 2021

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Fannie Odell Jones Wright, 99, of Gladys went to be with Lord on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Born on March 10, 1921, she was the daughter of the late William Jackson Jones and Hattie Dalton Jones. Odell was blessed to be born in a large, loving, Christian family and was the seventh of nine children. She was the Baby Girl of the family.

Odell was dearly loved. Left to cherish her memory are her devoted children, James Edward Wright (Linda) of Forest and Juanita Wright Clark (Harold) of Gladys; beloved grandchildren Greg Wright, Paula Clark, Gina Clark Roberts (Scotty), and Tracey Clark; precious great grandchildren Jadyn and Lauren Roberts; dear friend and sister-in-law Catherine Shorter; numerous adored nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends.

She was wife to the late Charlie Raymond Wright; and predeceased by her infant son Elton Wayne Wright, and siblings Charlie Edward Jones, Lafayette Jones, Evelyn Irby, Betty Guthrie, Avis Montgomery, Mary Ella Epperson, Richard Melvin Jones, and Raymond Jones.

Odell, a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, had a loving relationship with the Lord as evidenced each night by prayers for all of her immediate and extended family members. She now resides in His glorious presence and is joyous to be reunited with many of those she has loved so faithfully in this life. Odell was a devoted homemaker and a former employee of C.B. Fleet in Lynchburg. She loved music and traveling on family trips, affectionately earning the name Road Runner.

All who knew our feisty social butterfly were blessed. She has always believed that family, friends, and relationships are more important and more valuable than any other treasure in life. She made us all feel that way each and every day. Odell was a fabulous cook known for her extraordinary Sunday night suppers and everyone who visited was treated to some of her famous dishes, like her homemade biscuits. She loved to nourish the body and soul and showed her love by keeping us well fed. Grandma’s house was the place to which we all flocked and was always full of food, joy, fun, laughter, and love. She was truly the center of our family and blessed with good health so she could be right where she wanted to be, in the midst of all our activities, for over 99 years.

Odell was a Godly influence for so many lives. Many can testify of her efforts to keep us close to the Lord and to keep us on the right path. There is no way to count the lives she touched as she stored up her treasure in heaven. “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” Matthew 25:23

A funeral service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Ebenezer Baptist Church by the Rev. Johnny Roberts with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The service can also be heard in the parking lot at 107.3 FM. The family will receive friends in the church one hour prior to the service. Please remember to practice social distancing and to wear a face mask.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to a charity of your choice.