Eliza Bernard Wright

Published 12:19 am Friday, June 17, 2011

Eliza Bernard Wright

NATCHEZ — Services for Eliza Bernard Wright, 90, of Natchez, who died Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Natchez Community Hospital, will be at noon Saturday at New Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Ernest Ford Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow at Watkins Street Cemetery under the direction of Bateaste Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Mrs. Wright was born June 18, 1920, in Natchez, the daughter of John Bernard Sr. and Carrie Williams Bernard.

She was employed with the Natchez Charity Hospital as an emergency tech until it closed in 1982 and was a member of New Zion No. 1 Baptist Church.

Mrs. Wright was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Abe Wright; one son, Ronnie Wright; one daughter, Deloris Kingsberry; one grandson, LaVon Kingsberry; one niece, Marilyn Page; two sons-in-law, Archie Hargrave and James Kingsberry; five sisters and 10 brothers.

Survivors include one son, Kenneth Wright; one daughter, Brenda H. Simpson and husband, Clarence; one sister, Louise B. Page and husband, Fred; seven grandchildren, Rita Ransom and husband, Cordell, all of Natchez, Terris Kingsberry of Slidell, La., Gary Kingsberry of New Orleans, Sherika Wright-Jones and husband, Clarence, of Dallas, R. Anthony Hargrave of Haughton, La., Teddrick Hargrave Sr. and wife, April, and Archtrena D. Hargrave; a special great-granddaughter, Jakayla M. Lewis, all of Natchez; 15 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special neighbor, Callie “Tit Tat” Thompson of Natchez.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Kingsberry, Robert Kingsberry, Teddrick Hargrave, Sedrick Page, R. Anthony Hargrave, Gary Kingsberry, Richard Page and Ronnie Page.