Rosalee Dawson Wright

                    November 5, 1922  -  March 15, 2013


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“ The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
Psalm 27:1

Rosa Lee Dawson Wright, the daughter of the late William and Grace Dawson, was born November 5, 1922 in Bonneau, South Carolina. She departed this life March 15, 2013 at Trident Medical Center, Charleston, SC.

Mother Wright was educated in the Berkeley County Public School System.

She was a faithful member of Greater St. Mark A. M. E. Church, Bonneau, SC where she served faithfully until her illness.

Mother Wright was united in Holy Matrimony on January 20, 1941 to Thomas Wright of Bonneau, SC. This union was blessed with fourteen children. They also raised a granddaughter, Tonya Wright.

She was a very outspoken woman of God who left an everlasting impression on everyone she met. Mother Wright will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories: children, Mary (William) Gadsden, Bonneau, SC, Herman (Janie) Wright, Thomas (Mary) Wright of Bronx, NY, Joseph (Almena) Wright, James (Bertha Lee) Wright, Henry (Bertha) Wright, Gracie Wright, Blondell (David) Frost, Bobby (Lydia) Wright, William (Linda) Wright, Monteen Wright, Amelia Wright all of Bonneau, SC and Sandy Wright of Ladson, SC; one brother, Rufus Dawson of Baltimore, MD; fifty (50) grandchildren, one hundred (100) great-grandchildren, nineteen (19) great, great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, John Wright and James (Herline) Wright; one sister-in-law, Annie Mae Wright; special friends, Christopher Jenkins, James Gethers, Sally McHoney, Eric Frost, Terrance Frost, Lillian L. Borden, Flora McCants, John Lee Fashion, Leola Jenkins, Nate Starks and Attorney Steve Davis; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mother Wright was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Wright and a daughter, Emma Jane Campbell.




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Born: November 5, 1922

Place of Birth: Bonneau, SC

Death: March 15, 2013

Place of Death: Charleston, SC


Mary Gadsden (William), Daughter

Herman Wright (Janie), Son

Thomas Lee Wright (Mary), Son

James Wright (Bertha Lee), Son

Joseph Wright (Almena), Son

Henry Wright (Bertha Lee), Son

Gracie Wright , Daughter

Blondell Frost (David), Daughter

Monteen Wright, Daughter

Amelia Wright, Daughter

Bobby Wright (Lydia), Son

William Wright (Linda), Son

Sandy Wright, Daughter

Rufus Dawson, Brother


Thomas Wright, Spouse

Emma Jane Campbell, Daughter


This memorial provided by:
Gethers Funeral Home Inc.
Moncks Corner, SC