Edith Sosebee Wright, age 97, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County passed away Friday, July 25, 2014. Edith was born April 24, 1917, the second child of Arthur and Beulah Wallis Sosebee. She completed high school at Cumming High School in 1934, where she was on the school's basketball team.
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She graduated from Reinhardt Junior College in 1936 and after teaching for several years, she graduated from North Georgia College, receiving her degree in Elementary Education.
She became the sweetheart of her future husband, Lloyd George Wright, while attending college where they both played basketball. She and Lloyd were married Nov. 27, 1942. He passed away Dec. 14, 1988.
She came by teaching naturally. Her father, Arthur, taught school for 57 years, and her sister, Grace Sosebee Forrest, taught for 46 years. Following in the footsteps of her father and sister, Edith began teaching in 1936. She taught for 34 years, 31 of those years in the second grade at Cumming Elementary School. Edith was named Cumming Elementary Teacher of the Year three times and Forsyth County Teacher of the Year in 1976.
Following retirement, Edith enjoyed genealogy, tracing family trees and attending family reunions. She researched the Wright family to when Samuel Wright came over with General Oglethorpe. She also recorded the family tree of the Sosebee's back to 1816. From her research Edith wrote the book "Golden Memories" that documents many important family memories.
Always active in her church, community and civic affairs, she was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church and loved to attend services at Holbrook Campground. As an avid traveler, Edith visited most of the United States, including a trip to Alaska on her 87th birthday.
In addition to her husband, Edith was preceded in death by her sisters, Grace Forrest, Ruth Lambert, Martha Rich, and Jo Ann Sosebee.
She is survived by her son, Arthur (Elaine Floyd) Wright; grandsons, Devin (Susan Mizelle) Wright, Darron (Tonya Rinehart) Wright, Dustin (Carolyn Smith) Wright; great-grandchildren, Emily, Jacob, Megan, Ashley, Trent, Addeline, and Abigail.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 28, at 3 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Danny Bennett and the Rev. Shaun Wright officiating. Interment followed in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.
The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the Chestatee Card Players, the Dawson County Senior Center, Lanier Place at Tara Plantation and Embracing Hospice for the love and care each has shown Edith.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
, 1821 Clifton Road, NE,
Atlanta, GA 30329.
Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Ingram Funeral Home
210 Ingram Avenue Cumming, GA 30040
Published in Forsyth County News from July 28 to July 31, 2014