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Rose Marie Wright

July 29, 1929 ~ May 16, 2018 (age 88)

On May 16, 2018, Rose Marie Wright, departed this life at age 88.  Her funeral will be handled by Williford Funeral Home and her Memorial Services will be celebrated with a Liturgy of the Word service at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church (1005 Wilbon Rd, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526) on June 7, 2018, at 11:00AM. Family will greet guests in the church’s lobby starting at 10:30AM. A brief reception will follow in the church hall.   

Rose was born in Houston Texas on July 29, 1929, and was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Rose Clara Aston, and her siblings, Thelma Aston and Elroy Aston. She is survived by her brother, Harold Aston, her husband of almost 55 years, Wilbur Dean Wright, and her five children:  Reuben Jay Stokely III, Jary Lynn (Judy) Clark, Kathy Hignite, Mark Stokely, and Valerie Colborn; her sixteen grandchildren: Harmony Hill, Vicki King, Rose Herr, Rueben Jay Stokely, IV, Shannon Stokely, James Sudik, Sunshyne Cady, Shane Clark, Matthew Hignite, Timothy Hignite, Sean Stokely-Schroeder,  Emily Schroeder, Jessica Hanlon, Kalynn Stokely, Abigail Colborn, Amanda Colborn; and many great grandchildren. 

Rose was a loving wife, mother, “Grammy,” sister, friend and steward of her faith. Her life was not always easy but she always believed in the best in people and worked her whole life to show others grace and compassion.  She put the needs of her children above anything else and worked hard to provide for them. Always kind and generous with her time, talents and treasures, Rose lived her life to improve the lives of her family, her church and many charities.  

She will certainly be missed and there are many people that will not be able to travel to pay their final respects; however, she will hear and know your sentiments if you make them from wherever you are.  Her life of putting others first has certainly brought her to a place above, where she can continue to watch over us. 

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