Patty Wright (2-14-16) service 2-18-16


Patty Lou Smith Wright, 76, of Memphis, died on Sunday, Feb. 14. 
She was born in Hardin County, the daughter of the late Raymond S. and Theo Bingham Smith. She was united in marriage to James Earl Wright Sr.,  former star quarterback of Memphis State University, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Wright had taught school in Shelby County at Christ Methodist Day School and Hardin County. She also worked in a fabric store that specialized in interior decorating.
She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Kay Wright Verona of Atlanta, Georgia; son, James Earl Wright Jr. of Memphis; and one grandchild.
Services were held on Thursday, Feb. 18, at Lebanon United Methodist Church at Sardis, Tennessee, with Phil Bridges officiating. Burial  followed in Lebanon Cemetery at Sardis.