SHELBY - Frances Vassey Wright, 88, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at home. Born in Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Haskiel Vassey and his wife Mildred "Bill" Vassey, and Cinda Green Vassey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie M. Wright; and brothers, Herman H. Vassey and Larry Vassey. Frances was a member of Zoar Baptist Church. She retired from J.C. Penney after 18 years as a sales associate.
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Frances is survived by her sons, Charles "Chuck" Wright of Shelby, and Larry Thomas Wright and wife Susan of Polkville; daughters, Cheryl Spinks and husband Randy of Pace, Fla., and Rebekah "Becky" Wright of Shelby; brothers, Thurman Vassey and wife Dorothy and Yates Vassey; sister-in-laws, Jennie Wright Rash, Sib Vassey, and Mable Vassey; grandchildren, Lisa Gold, Danny Spinks, Kevin Queen, Heather Winecoff and husband Michael; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church; at other times the family will be at the home.
Celebration of life service: 2 p.m. Monday at Zoar Baptist Church
Officiate by: Dr. Rob Helton and Dr. Robert Rose
Burial: Will follow in Cleveland Memorial Park
Funeral home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.
Memorials: May be sent to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 or Zoar Baptist Church Music Ministry, 1740 South Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28152.
Online guest registry: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com
Published in Shelby Star on Nov. 15, 2013