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Mrs. Frances (Peters) WrightFebruary 18, 1939 ~ July 28, 2017 (age 78)
Mrs. Frances Peters Wright began her earthly journey as the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Peters, Sr. (Sarah Adela). Born February 18th, 1939, in Augusta, Georgia, she was the fifth of six children. Frances attended Silas X Floyd elementary school in Augusta. In
1953, the Peters family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she attended Booker T. Washington High School and graduated in 1957. Following high school, Frances attended Morris Brown College, graduating in 1965.
In 1954, the Peters family joined the West Mitchel Street Church C.M.E. Church congregation. Frances was a dedicated choir member and participated in several clubs and organizations. In 2001, she became an officer of the church, serving on the steward board. She was the first president of the Ida Allen Prather Service Guild, served as president of the Faithful Few, a member of the Pastors Aid Board, as well as a member of the Chancel and A.L. Dopson Chancel Choirs.
In 1966, she married the late Mr. Jimmy Wright, and from this union their daughter, Charita Nicole Wright was born— the joy of her life.
Frances was employed with Atlanta Public Schools in 1965 until her retirement in 2001, completing 36 years of service. During her tenure with APS, she received many awards and plaques for her outstanding service including being nominated for Teacher of the Year on more than one occasion. Because of her love for teaching and working with children, she continued her service after retirement as a substitute teacher for ten additional years.
Frances loved God, her family and her children, and was a dedicated member of her church. Even when she was not well, she wanted to go to church.
She is survived by: her only daughter, Charita Nicole Wright; two loving granddaughters, Anisa Arlene and lmani Nicole; two sisters, Dr. Millicent Wright (Bernard), and Ms. Mamie Cantrell; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.