Courtney Latricia Perkins Wright

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

God knew she was suffering and the hills were hard to climb, so he
closed her weary eyelids and whispered, "Peace Be Thine".

        On Monday, July 5, 2004 Courtney Latricia Perkins Wright departed this life at home in Powhatan County after a long illness.

        Courtney was born on March 1, 1918 to the late Louise Perkins Parker. She joined the Third Liberty Baptist Church in New Canton, Virginia at an early age and was a faithful member until she joined the Zion Grove Baptist Church, New Canton, Virginia and continued to be a faithful member and participated in the Senior Choir. She was employed with the Central Virginia Community Health Center until retirement. After her health began to decline she moved to Powhatan County with her daughter and son-in-law. She then joined the Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she attended church services and church school regularly until her health no longer allowed her to attend.

        She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Henry D. Wright, Sr.; her son, Alvin S. Perkins, Sr.; and her sister, Lena L. Duncan. She leaves to cherish fond memories of her: two daughters, one devoted, Gail Hairston, Powhatan and Bonita Wright, Petersburg, Virginia; one devoted son-in-law, Michael Hairston, Powhatan; four stepchildren, Beatrice Moore of Flat Rock, Michigan, Rochelle Hodge of Jacksonville, Florida, Dennis Wright of Chipley, Florida, and Daniel Wright of Germantown, Maryland; two grandchildren, Violet Perkins and Alvin Perkins, Jr. of Bellingham, Washington; a number of step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives and friends; devoted caregivers, Mae Meadows, Trisha Hayes and Tammy Lee; devoted friends, Mable Gilliam, Delphine Clarke, Audrey Mayo, John Hairston, Reverend and Mrs. James Robinson and Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Johnson, Valerie Hairston, Lawrence Duke, Rachel Holmes and Reverend and Mrs. Lloyd Cosby.

God saw you getting tired and the cure was not ot be
So he put His arms around you and Whispered, "Come with me."

So sleep on now and take your rest
We love you but God loves you best.

The Family

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