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Emma Reed Wright Obituary
Emma Reed Wright

Emma Reed Wright, a longtime resident of Washington, D. C., passed away in Seattle on April 4, 2014. Born to Smith and Sallie Reed in Vicksburg, Mississippi, she attended Coleman High School in Greenville Mississippi. She earned a BS degree in Health and Physical Education from Tennessee State University and a Masters degree in education from New York University. In 1948 she was selected to represent the United States at the Olympics in Track and Field held in London, England.

Her teaching career included several years at Barber Scotia College in North Carolina and later, after moving to Washington, D.C., many years in the Montgomery County Public School System. Her retirement years involved working with several youth groups in the D. C. area. An avid tennis player, she coached and participated with athletlic groups in D. C.

Emma will be remembered for her love and support of family and friends and her generosity for those in need. She is survived by her dear sister Sallie Williams of Seattle and a number of nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service was held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery and a memorial service will be held in Washington, D. C. at Riverside Baptist Church at a later date.
Published in The Seattle Times from Apr. 27 to Apr. 26, 2014
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