Mrs. Dorothy Evelyn Thomas Wright
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. II Corinthians 5:1
A Time to Be Born
Dorothy Evelyn Thomas Wright was born May 13, 1933 to the late Rev. Darius Emmanuel and Leta Grice Thomas in Spartanburg, SC. She was one (1) of seven siblings.
A Time for Every Purpose under Heaven
Dorothy grew up in a loving Christian home and received Jesus as her Lord and savior at an early age. Because her father was a pastor, she attended several churches while she was growing up. After marriage she joined Unity Baptist Church in Eutawville, SC. She served in many capacities such as starting the BTU, (Baptist-Training Union) and served as deaconess until her health failed.
She had a melodious voice and enjoyed singing. She sang on the choir in high school, college and in her church. She was called on frequently to sing solos at various events.
Dorothy was educated in the public schools of Darlington and Marion Counties. After graduation, she matriculated to Claflin College, in Orangeburg, SC, in 1951, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She continued her education at S.C. State College, in Orangeburg, SC where she obtained 18 hours in Library Science. She also obtained additional courses in Library science at Mars Hill College in Ashville, N.C.
In 1955 she moved to Cross, S.C. and lived with Garfield and Ernestine Sanders who introduced her to Elijah Wright, who later became her husband. She began her teaching career at Central Elementary/High School where she taught 7th grade English and was also the Librarian. She transferred to Berkeley Training High in Moncks Corner, S.C, where she served as Librarian for 15 years and basketball coach until 1970 when the schools where integrated. She ended her teaching career at Berkeley Annex when she retired in 1977 after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She was an avid lover of young people and was known for her real talks with them.
In 1960 she married the love of her life Elijah Wright. They were blessed with two (2) children who they loved and adored.
A Time to Die
Dorothy entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Trident Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, sisters Lenata Thomas, Carol T. Farmer, Joyce Bethea, Mildred Lester, and Jean Sharperson.
A Time to Mourn
Those left to cherish her precious memories two (2) children: Thomas Wright of Atlanta, Ga, and Darlene Wright of the home; one brother: Rev Darius (Penny) Thomas of Homewood, ILL; two (2) brothers-in- law: Lic. Raymond (Carrie) Wright of Petersburg, Virginia and Robert Sharperson of Allendale, Virginia; two (2) sisters- in- law: Elizabeth Wright and Julia R. Wright of Cross, S.C.; a special friend: Brenda Dingle and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Special thanks to Dr. A. Edward Rojugbokan, Mrs. Victoria Levine, and Ms. Berdell President and Mrs. Lucy Dingle.
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