Obituary for Dorothy Lorraine French Wright

Dorothy Lorraine French Wright, 94, of Pulaski, VA and formerly of Bland, VA, went to be with her Lord she faithfully served on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Pulaski Heath & Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 28, 1927, the daughter of the late Tyler Frazier & Vesta Hunter French.

Dorothy was a devout Christian who served her Lord in many capacities during her life. She attended Green Valley United Methodist Church and Bland Methodist Church and since moving to Pulaski County, she attended First United Methodist Church of Pulaski. She enjoyed volunteering her time within the community. She enjoyed working in her garden and loved flowers. She was a seamstress and enjoyed crocheting.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vance Cleveland Wright, an infant brother, her stepmother, Nettie French, and her grandparents who raised her, Miller Lee & Alley Bell Stowers French.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons & daughters-in-law, Carlyn & Lucy Wright and Kerry & Kathleen Wright; her daughters & sons-in-law, Deena & Don Stowers, Darlene & Jim Jackson, Ava Marlene Wright & Eddie Smith and Gayla Cline; her grandchildren, Jonathan Wright, Randy Wright, Paul Wright, Kim Jackson, Todd Jackson, Tracy Garcia, and step-grandchildren, Crystal Stowers and Paula Jackson; 9 great-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren; 7 step-great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Barbara Repass; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members, too many to list.

Family and friends will celebrate her life with a Graveside Service, Thursday, October 28, 2021, at Shiloh Cemetery at 2:00P.M. conducted by her minister, Rev. Will Shelton. Due to the current Covid concerns, there will be no visitation service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made in Dorothy’s honor to one of the following:

First United Methodist Church of Pulaski Disabled Access Project, 135 4th St., Pulaski, VA, 24301

Foundation for Fighting Blindness, 6925 Oakland Mills RD., #701, Columbia, MD, 24046

American Cancer Society Local Chapter of Relay For Life

The Wright family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate,, (540) 921-2985.