Obituaries » Ms. Mary Catherine Dillard Wright
Ms. Mary Catherine Dillard Wright, age 75, was called to rest on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born on December 2, 1947, to the late Mr. Thornton Randolph Dillard and Mrs. Elizabeth Colley Dillard.
Mary was proceeded in death by two sisters, Gracie Dillard and Emma Stalks and one granddaughter, Cynia Monique Wright.
Mary and her siblings grew up in Gladys, Virginia. She attended and graduated from Campbell County High School in Rustburg, Virginia. Mary eventually relocated to Lynchburg where she raised her two caring and devoted sons. She was employed by Central Virginia Training Center for thirty-two years until retirement. During her time of employment, she touched so many lives. Mary supervised numerous employees and instilled in them the value of having patience, respect and understanding as they cared for those that relied on them daily. She was member of Rivermont Baptist Church.
Mary was affectionately referred to as Mary Wright, Mary Catherine and many of her family members called her Callie. To know her was to love her. The love felt and extended to Mary was returned to others ten-fold. Her entire family can attest to her genuine devotion and love for all.
Mary leaves to cherish her many precious memories, two sons, Hugh Wright, Jr. (Nicole) and Charles Wright (Jennifer). Grandchildren: Hugh ”Tray” Wright, Ill; Quintez Callands, Auntorio Wright, Mandze Wright, Charles ”Monte”’ Wright, Jr., RaShaan Marshall, Essence Wright, Jabari Wright, Mya Wright and Cylia Wright. Great-grandchildren: Mariah, QuinNiyah, QuinZere, Xymarion, Jacob, Jordan, Theo, Camari, Kyrie, Bryson and Skyler. Surviving siblings: Vivian Marshall and Linda Price of Gladys, Brenda Shearer (Michael) of Lynchburg, Janet Garland of Newark, NJ, Charles E. Dillard (Dorothy) and Curly R. Dillard (Patricia) of Lynchburg; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friend.
Mary shared a special bond with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Patricia Dillard. They were more like sisters and when the time permitted you could find them out shopping and traveling together. Her devoted niece, Ms. Demetrius Wright, as well as other nieces and nephews held a special place in her heart.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Patricia and Demetrius for the care, concern and love shown to Mary over the years and for being there during her time of illness.
A Celebration of Mary’s life will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Rivermont Baptist Church. The family will receive family and friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023 at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, Va.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg is assisting the family.
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