Joyce Young Wright
Joyce Young Wright
  • June 22, 1928 - November 6, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA Joyce Young Wright, 89, widow of H. Allen Wright, died Monday, November 6, 2017.

A native of Greenwood, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Samuel Frank and Lucille Perrin Young, who were descendants of early pioneer families of South Carolina. A graduate of Greenville General Hospital School of Nursing in Greenville, S.C., she was a registered nurse. Joyce held positions as head nurse at Greenville General Hospital and RN office nurse for two surgeons, until she moved to Mountain Brook, Alabama in 1957.

Joyce married Allen Wright in 1951. She was the proud mother of two children. In 1963 the family moved to Columbia. She worked part time for Jon Morgan, M.D. and Mark Blaskis, M.D. for many years as an RN. She was an active member of Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, Trinity Sunday School Class, Circle #5, and a charter member of Daylily Garden Club. She was a loving wife, mother, and Nana and always cherished her many dear friends. Allen and Joyce were married for 56 years, prior to his death in 2007.

Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Lee Wright of Columbia; and son, Robert “Bob” Allen Wright and his wife, Mary Beth, of Columbia; grandsons, Robert Brooks Wright and John Perrin Wright both of Columbia; sister-in-law, Isabel Wright Alexander of Anderson, S.C.; brother-in-law, James T. Igou of Signal Mountain, TN.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Young Igou.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 in Forest Lake Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden with a visitation following the service in the church parlor. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.

Memorials may be made to Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, 6500 N. Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29206; or The Cole and Stacy Sawyer Memorial Foundation, c/o Central Carolina Community Foundation, 2711 Middleburg Dr., Suite 213, Columbia, SC 29204.

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