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1015 West 5th Street

Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870



Respect You've Known

Nira Jean Edwards Wright, died Friday, January 26, 2018 at Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount. She was 83.

A native of Roanoke Rapids, she was the daughter of the late Ray Marion Edwards and Sarah Jeanette Wright Edwards. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Robert Wright, Jr.  Nira was a faithful Christian, a beloved mother, and a cherished friend to many. She was a longtime member of First Christian Church in Roanoke Rapids where she taught Sunday school for many years. Nira enjoyed playing cards regularly with her “card girls”, but mostly she loved her family and being “Nana” to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Nira is survived by her children, Robert Timothy Wright of Wilson and Susan Wright Horrell of Roanoke Rapids; three sisters, Peggy Ann Edwards of Nashville, Linda Ray Edwards of Wilson, and Gail Edwards Wallace of Nashville, a brother, William Mason Edwards and his wife Carol of Littleton; grandchildren, Lauren Horrell Bunn and her husband Mitch, and Benjamin Randall Horrell, Jr.; great grandchildren, Jordan Elizabeth Bunn, Molly Caroline Bunn, and Thomas Mitchell “Trey” Bunn, III.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Wrenn Clarke & Hagan Funeral and Cremation Chapel with Rev. Randy Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the time of the service, and other times at 152 Devonshire Circle in Roanoke Rapids.