Shirley Barnes Wright, of Marietta, Georgia, died on Friday, June 27, 2014 at Ross Memorial Healthcare Center. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia, October 5, 1932 to Edward Tracy Barnes, Sr and Johnnie Evelyn Wiley Barnes. Shirley was a passionate learner and active student, receiving a degree from Wesleyan College in 1953. Upon Graduation, Shirley married Charles Wright of Gracey, Kentucky relocating to Greensburg, Kentucky. Shirley managed the household allowing her family to excel both academically and athletically. She especially was pleased that she and her husband put all 4 children through college at out of state institutions. She enjoyed watching all her children and grandchildren pursue their passions looking forward to a bright future. She was an optimist who saw good in all things and people and the promise of tomorrow. After her children grew up, she returned to the workforce and focused on new business development and marketing with Executive Development Group of Marietta, retiring in 1993. Shirley is survived by her brother Edward Tracy Barnes, Jr and wife Judy of Peachtree City, GA, by her son Mark E. Wright and wife Susan of Marietta, GA, daughter Sharon W. Ard and husband Robert of Lilburn, GA, son Michael A. Wright and wife Jennifer of Mercer Island, WA, and son Mitchell B. Wright and wife Melanie of Charleston, SC. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; Elliott Wright, Jon Wright, Ryan Ard, Jeremy Ard, Jessica Ard, Tracy Wright, Megan Wright, Mallory Wright and Morgan Wright. The family will be receiving visitors from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm on Thursday July 3, 2014 at Carmichael Funeral Home located at 1130 Whitlock Ave., NW, Marietta, Georgia 30064 (770) 424-4924. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday July 5, 2014 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church located at 76 Seaboard Street, Hiram, Georgia 30141. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wesleyan College, class of 1953 (www.wesleyancollege.edu).
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