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Obituary for MARY M. WRIGHT
Missionary Mary Wright was born on December 21. 1946 in Harrisburg. PA. Mary was the ninth child out of 11 to the late great Bishop Myles and Jannie Meredith. She peacefully entered eternal rest on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. surrounded by love with her family.
Mary was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ at a very early age, before her sixth birthday. Fifty-four years ago, she received the precious gift of the Holy Ghost. She continued to have a hunger and thirst for God's Word and a desire to continue to grow even closer to our Lord.
During Missionary Wright's Christian journey, the Lord blessed her with the privilege of serving in various capacities of ministry as she truly loved the Lord and His dear people. She allowed God to use her as she served as a Youth for Christ President, Youth Advisor, was a member of the Witnessing Team. Pastor's Aid member. Way of the Cross International National Sunday School Secretary, a member of the Children's Church Ministry, President of Missionary Board and Sisters' Ministries. instructor in New Members Ministry, member of the Helping Hands Club. member of the Care Ministry, Christian Education Instructor, Co-Chairlady of Church & Community Outreach, Christian Playwriter and Writer, Administrative services provider and was a member of various choirs.
Missions of Mercy was another vehicle God used to allow Missionary Wright to serve His people and others. She taught at retreats, seminars. workshops. provided training and spiritual guidance. Missionary Wright was gifted with ability to share God's Word in a manner that was authentic and impactful. Messages of hope, inspiration and God's unconditional love such as "Do You have Your War Clothes On,” "Little Becomes Much with the Master's Touch," and "Don't Let the Stone Stop You" are still having a positive influence on the Body of Christ to this day. Missionary Wright wrote a play entitled. "Mission Impossible,” that was performed on numerous occasions by the Missionary and Sister's Ministries from Bethel Way of the Cross.
Missionary Wright was sought out by many people for spiritual counseling and guidance. Those whom she helped could feel confident that they would not be judged and had the confidence in knowing that whatever they discussed was only between them. Mary was extremely compassionate and actively worked to help those who were homeless or in disadvantaged situations. She would provide food. clothing and personal care items for the homeless who were on the street and those who were able to find temporary housing at various homeless shelters in the Washington. DC area. Missionary Wright always said that she was saved to Serve and it was time for her to be about her Father's business.
Mary attended the Harrisburg, PA Public School District. She graduated from high school at John Harris High School. Mary attended the University of Maryland and College of Southern Maryland. There she studied Creative Writing, Information Technology and Music. Her play entitled "To Lazy to Live" was performed at College of Southern Maryland. The college executed the play to immaculate reflection of her work.
Mary dedicated over 42 years to the Federal Government. Most of her federal career was at the Census Bureau, from which she retired in January 2014. While working there. she was part of a Bible Study development with the late Bishop Allen Easton. the late Bishop Curtis Moore, Bishop Robert Wyatts, Sister Helen Spriggs and others.
Mary loved gardening, traveling and was an avid reader. Her vast library consisted of literature from many different genres to include spiritual, classic literature, autobiographies. and comedies. In her younger years. Mary enjoyed camping, fishing, hiking trails through the Shenandoah with her family. She also enjoyed taking Robin and her cousins to theme parks and amusement parks; she really enjoyed riding roller coasters. Through the years. Mary also enjoyed traveling and spending time with her sisters. Mary had a special affection and relationship with her nieces and nephews.
Missionary Mary Wright's memory will be cherished by her husband Charles Wright. son Thomas Wright. Daughter Robin Wright, granddaughter Kristina Crawley, siblings: Myles Meredith Jr. (Pearl), Dorsey Meredith (Carolyn). Patricia Chase. Carol Glover (Marvin), sister-in-law Carole Ellis (Lavon) and a host of relatives. saints and friends.