Jean Aman Wright
Jean Aman Wright, 94, claimed her hope of glory on Aug. 13, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Andrew Wright; brother, Bernice Aman; and sisters, Claudine Aman and Tommie Norris.
Jean is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Bishop and husband, Bob Bishop; by her son, Mark Wright and wife, Pat Wright; grandchildren, Dr. Micah Bishop and wife, Dr. Aubrey Bishop, Jaime Thornton and husband, Dr. Matt Thornton, Seth Wright and fiancee, Kari Thornton, and Sara Rodgers; and one great-grandson, Harrison Rodgers.
Jean was born Oct. 10, 1919 in Thornton, to parents Clovis and Ellen Aman. She grew up in the community until she moved to Mexia, where she met her husband Andrew. They were married June 1, 1940, and she remained in Mexia, working at The Mexia Daily News as a typesetter and as a nanny while Andrew served in World War II. They moved to Pasadena in 1946, where Andrew began working at Champion Paper International. Their daughter Phyllis was born Feb. 7, 1947 and their son Mark was born Dec. 25, 1952.
They were active members of the “old” South Main Baptist Church, with Dr. L.D. Morgan as pastor. They moved to First Baptist Church in 1954, starting out worshiping at Southmore Junior High until they moved to the new building in April 1955. In April 1958, Andrew was ordained as a deacon. Jean was Sunday School director of the primary department and taught junior-aged Sunday School many years. She served as WMU president; on various committees, and as senior adult Sunday School associate director with John Kimmel for 31 years. She remained faithful to her church and served her Lord until her death.
Jean was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Jean’s family would like to give a very special "thank you" to her caregiver of three years, Sue Ann Perry.
A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, at First Baptist Church of Pasadena. A second celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia, with interment at Point Enterprise Cemetery in Point Enterprise.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Pasadena's missions or building program.