Dear Wright and Patton Family, I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the Sweet Matriarch of your family. It was only today, AFTER her homegoing that I learned that Dorothy had traded her earthly home for a MANSION, to be with JESUS. I can only imagine what a beautiful place to behold and live. I grew up with Dorothy, Deacon Urie and Mother Alma Wright at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. We often shared, on FB, the memory of our parents and our experiences we had, as youngsters, growing up in Sunday school and BTU under the late Rev. Dr. W.R. Brown, Sr. I pray that our GOD will give your family a calming peace as HE continues to keep you wrapped in HIS ARMS. My deepest sympathy is extended to you. I am sure you will cherish forever the sweet memories you have of your loving mother, grandmother and aunt. because I will certainly cherish them in my heart. Dorothy Ann is gone from our lives but not from our hearts.
With Heartfelt Sympathy,
Patricia McFarland-Wisdom and McFarland Family
Dorothy Ann Wright, 76, passed away on January 9, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 28, 1946 to Urie and Alma Wright in Evansville, Indiana.
Dorothy was a proud mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She was a long-standing member of Memorial Baptist Church in Evansville. She worked at Welborn Clinic that later became Deaconess for over 20 years. She enjoyed serving others in all capacities and loved fearlessly. Dorothy was a gifted gardener, she had a green thumb. She enjoyed following TLC shows, soap operas, and watching reality television in her spare time. Her grandchildren came before all else, they had a bond unlike any other. Dorothy treasured creating precious memories with her family. Above all, she loved the Lord and her family more than anything.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents Urie and Alma Wright, sister Bertha Lee Wright, grandson lost in infancy Aaron Pettross, and nephew Kevin Atwater.
Dorothy is survived by her children Michelle Patton and Tammy (Jonathon) Witham; grandchildren Alliyah Patton and Alyssa Witham; nieces and nephews Debra Hampton, Griffin (Jeanie) Atwater, Keith Atwater, Alton Atwater, and many other loving nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews Max Hampton Jr., Keondra (Andrea) Brooks, Makayla Atwater, Alicia Atwater, Leah Atwater, LaToya Atwater, Brittany Atwater, Ashli Atwater, Keith (Shejuan) Atwater Jr., and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews; sister in Christ Ms. Gwen Lewis, her Church family at Memorial Baptist; and numerous extended family and friends.
A special thank you to Pastor Brooks, Mother Vern Nation, her Pulmonary Navigator and friend Michelle Davis, her adoptive granddaughter Phyllis Downs and her husband Jeff for the outpour of love and compassion during this difficult time.
Visitation will be from 10am until the time of service at 12pm on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Memorial Baptist Church located at 605 Canal Street, Evansville, Indiana. A burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park at 1800 St. George Road, Evansville, Indiana. Please note, masks are required.
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