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Phyllis O. Clark Wright

July 28, 1940 — July 20, 2022

Phyllis O. Clark Wright, beloved wife, mother, sister, and friend passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center due to complications from pneumonia. 

Funeral Service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Cobb Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ron Shiver officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before.  Private family interment will be in Cobb-Suncrest Memorial Gardens. 

Casket bearers will be Tom Crook, Brady Roberts, Tracey Webb, Lynn Thompson, Stacey Beachman, David Wright, Paul Wright and Don Jones.

Phyliss was born in Miami, Florida on July 28, 1940, and was the daughter of the late Theo Clark and Katie Hiers Clark.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, George Keeling.  She is survived by the love of her life and beloved husband of sixty-three years, Owen C. “Buddy” Wright; her sons, David O. Wright and Sandra of Sparks, GA, Paul W. Wright and Kathryn; daughter, Kathy W. Spurlin and Lee of Moultrie, GA; grandchildren, Whitney R. Wright of Pavo, GA and Paula M. Wright of Sparks, GA; great grandchildren, Maggie D. Wright and Jaythan C. Craig of Sparks, GA, and Sawyer L. Dunn of Pavo, GA; a sister, Margie Clark Keeling; niece, Lisa Novello and Ramey of North Augusta, SC.; and special sister, Maria Chesneau of Caracas, Venezuela.

Phyllis was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville, Florida.  She raised her three children as a homemaker and then worked alongside her husband in their business for many years.  She worked at CRMC until she returned to school at the young age of forty-nine to pursue nursing.  She graduated from ABAC with her R.N. degree.  She worked at CRMC as a floor nurse in Labor and Delivery and then as a Home Health nurse where her care, compassion, and love for others were exhibited daily.  She said many times that she found her calling to care for others and considered it a gift and blessing to care for the elderly.  She stated it was like “visiting with her grandparents every day”. She was a gifted nurse and caring friend that blessed everyone she served.

Phyllis was known for her creative spirit and love for learning and mastering all things that expressed her artistic nature. She became a master seamstress and created the most beautiful clothes and curtains.  She learned to quilt, knitted many beautiful throws, cross-stitched, and embroidered, macramé, clay pottery, as well as painting to name a few of her many talents. Many of her paintings hang in the home of her children and are treasured beyond measure.  Phyllis loved to cook and was an amazing baker.  She created a generational cookbook alongside her daughter Kathy, with input from family and friends.  She loved history and upon her discovery of genealogy she worked many hours digging into her family history, which she loved to share with others. She loved fishing with her family and many family memories are of trips to Big Lake George and the St. Johns River in Florida.  She could out fish most and loved spending time on the water with her family.  She loved gardening her roses and spent many hours with the Garden and Azalea Clubs in Moultrie, GA.

She was a member of Funston Baptist Church where she found a great love for the church, community, members and her Pastor Ron Shiver and his wife Dale.  She loved and found great comfort in reading God’s word.  She loved her Lord and expressed her amazement at the love of the Lord and his sacrifice for her.  She talked many times at the wonder and beauty that heaven would behold, seeing the Lord the first-time face to face, the joy of reunion with her family, and desire for all to know the love, sacrifice and compassion of her Lord.  A true testament to her life as a wife, mother, sister, and friend is stated most eloquently in Proverbs. “She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.  Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also and he praiseth her”. All that loved her will miss her beautiful spirit.  The family asks for prayer during this difficult time. 

Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to Funston Baptist Church.  The family may be contacted at the home of Paul and Kathryn Wright.


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