Myrtle Lightsey Wright
Myrtle Lightsey Wright

December 21, 1928 - June 3, 2018
Born in Pierce County, Georgia
Resided in Waycross, Georgia
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Mrs. Myrtle Lightsey Wright, 89, died Sunday (June 3, 2018) at the Baptist Village Retirement Communities following a short illness.

She was born in Pierce County, but had lived all of her life Waycross. She was the former office manager for architect John Huff and was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Mrs. Wright was the daughter of the late Barney L. Lightsey and Minnie Lee Boatright Lightsey. She was married to the late Sharpe Robert Wright, Jr. and was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Bradford Giddens and Rachael Giddens.

She is survived by two daughters, Dr. Jacquelin W. Cocke (Wayne) of Havana, FL and Tamara W. Giddens (David) of Lyons, GA; two grandchildren, Marcus Cocke, III of Knoxville, TN and Celia C. Vogel (Christopher) of Jackson, WY; two great-grandchildren, John Henry Giddens of Lyons, GA and Robert Wayne “Bobby” Vogel of Jackson, WY; a cousin, Bernice Boatright of Blackshear; and numerous other relatives.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday (June 6, 2018) at The Mitchell Chapel at Baptist Village. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends Wednesday morning at The Mitchell Chapel starting at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in her honor to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501; Central Baptist Church, 201 Ava St., Waycross, GA 31501; or Baptist Village Retirement Communities, 2650 Carswell Ave., Waycross, GA 31501.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.




The Mitchell Chapel at Baptist Village
2650 Carswell Ave.
Waycross, GA US 31501
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Mitchell Chapel at Baptist Village
2650 Carswell Ave.
Waycross, GA US 31501
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
11:00 AM
Greenlawn Cemetery
5000 Brunswick Hwy.
Waycross, GA US 31503
Wednesday, June 6, 2018