Nancy Tatum Wright

Saint Mary's, Georgia

Aug 25, 1946 – Oct 26, 2017 (Age 71)


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Music Funeral Home/Satilla Crematory Obituary

Mrs. Nancy Tatum Wright, 71, died Thursday night (October 26, 2017) at SGHS/Senior Care Center in St. Mary’s, GA after an extended illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross who moved recently to Camden County to be with her daughter due to her health. A 1964 graduate of Ware County High School, she was formerly employed by Haynes Grocery and the Ware County Board of Education as a bus driver. Nancy grew up in Bible Heritage Church, but she attended Youmans Chapel Baptist Church. Her hobbies included a passion for making flowers and crafts. Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, James Elmer Tatum and Pearl Naomi Melton Tatum; her husband, Jack Monroe Wright, Sr.; one sister, Diane Tatum Thrift; two brother-in-laws, Robert Bennett and Ronnie Hurst. Survivors include one daughter, Jackie Thomas (Chris) of Kingsland; one son, J. M. Wright, Jr. (Michelle) of Blackshear; 7 grandchildren, Dustin Thomas, Drew Thomas, A. J. Smith (Mari), Joshua Sapp (Casey), Justin Sapp, Jack Monroe (Tre') Wright III, and Brie Wright; several great grandchildren; one brother, Bud Tatum (Linda); two sisters, Lynda Bennett (late Robert) and Gloria Hurst (Ted); brother-in-law, Charles Thrift (Terry); sister-in-law, June Wright; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to SGHS/Senior Care Center and Heartland Hospice for the compassionate care they gave Nancy. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday (October 29, 2017) at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The Ware County Board of Education Bus Drivers are asked to meet 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home to serve as honorary pallbearers. Memorial contributions can be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

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