Helen (Howell) Wright

Born: Sat., Feb. 1, 1936
Died: Mon., Apr. 1, 2013

Funeral Service

6:00 PM Wed., Apr. 03, 2013
Location: Westmoreland Funeral Home

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Helen Howell Wright, age 77, of Nebo, passed away peacefully following an extended illness on Monday, April 1, 2013 at Hospice of Rutherford County.  A native of Mitchell County, NC, born February 1, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Ed Howell and Ruth Queen Howell.  Helen was an avid fan of Atlanta Braves, loved to cook and she had a special place in her heart for animals, especially her bird and dog.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one grandson, Cameron Mitchell and one great grandson, Aiden Phillips.

Helen is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Carroll Wright of the home; three children, Renee Wright Whisenant and husband Steve of Morganton, Randy Wright and wife Jodi of Nebo and Ricky Wright and wife Angie of Marion; one sister, Ethel Kanipe of Marion; one brother, Don Howell and wife Tinga of Marion; eight grandchildren, Jessica Wright, Lauren Whisenant Imboden and husband Matt, Jamie Wright, Tyler Whisenant, Elaina Mahan, Tiffany, Cody and Joshua Ledford and five great grandchildren also survive.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home with Rev. Brian Gentry officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  Burial will be at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

Those wishing to make memorial donations in Mrs. Wright’s memory are asked to consider Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 or McDowell County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 883, Marion, NC 28752.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Hospice of Rutherford County for their kindness and loving care of Helen.

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Brenda Clark
   Posted Tue April 02, 2013
To my dear friend Renee...You have been in my thoughts and prayers
and will continue to be. I am so sorry for your loss. Brenda

Diane Cook
   Posted Tue April 02, 2013
To all of you I pray that you will find the peace and comfort in God's love at this difficult time. To Renee I am so sorry. I will be saying a special prayer for you. There is nothing like a Mother's love and I know how much it hurts to lose her. Please try to find comfort and know how much you are loved by all of us.

Love you,

melinda zullo
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
i am so sorry to hear of your grandmothers passing. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

erin richardson
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
sorry for the loss of your grandmother. prayers and thoughts to you and your family!

Sonya & John Gladden
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
Carroll & family, we are so sorry to hear of Helen's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We know she will be missed terribly by so many.

Sonya & John Gladden

Ethel Kanipe
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
Thanks for being my sister I am going to miss you.

Darlene Hall Kent
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss.I have known this family for a long time.My prayers will be with you.
Darlene Hall Kent

Carolyn Andrews
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
Carroll and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I loved chatting with Helen and will miss her.

Susan Gordon
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
Renee and family,
Even when the hurt runs deep, God's love runs deeper. Sometimes in the saddest hours, we can't do anything but put our hand in His. Feel Him leading you now and know that no matter what, you are safe and you are his. I have you in my thoughts and pray that the Lord will provide during this time of sorrow and always.

Phyllis Chapman
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
Dear Jessica,
I am sorry for the loss of your grandmother. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Hubert and Sue Howard
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
Renee, Steve, Lauren, Matt & Tyler,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Hold your warmest memories close, along with God's promises, they are a great source of comfort.
Love you all, Hubert, Sue, Sam, Luke & Charlie

Margot Withrow
   Posted Thu April 04, 2013
Prayers and God's blessings for your loss.
Margot Withrow

Keith Jenkins
   Posted Sat April 06, 2013
Renee and Randy, sorry to hear about your mom, I have fond memories of her and both you from our younger days at the grocery store.

Ross and Pat McIntosh
   Posted Mon April 08, 2013
Dear Ethel,

Thinking of you during this time of your loss. You will remain in our hearts and prayer.

Ross and Pat
Hickory, NC

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