Carla Joyce Wright, 74, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:02 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.
She was born October 16, 1942 in Qulin, Missouri, a daughter of the late G.W. Cook and Dorothy (Peal) Linenberg.
She married Leonard Verle "Hotshot" Wright on February 27, 1958 in Granite City and he passed away on January 2, 2011.
She retired in 1993 from Wal-Mart in Granite City after several years of service and had worked many years of dedicated service in retail at Queens Wear Boutique in Granite City.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City and the Venice Social Club. She cherished her daughter and grandchildren and was known to be very proper and coordinated. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kellie and Grant White of Granite City; four grandchildren, Zane Francis, Shelby White, Sara White and Grant White Jr.; a sister, Gerry Ramey of Centralia; brother-in-law and his significant other, Nyle "Wayne" Wright and Marilyn Rice of Granite City; sister-in-law, Lois Essenpreis of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; cousins; other extended family and friends.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Calvary Baptist Church, 3000 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Jesse Tedder officiating.
Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.
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