Celebrating the Life of
Mrs. Delores Wright
2 Corinthians: 5-8 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation. For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
Delores Wright was born July 30, 1930 to the late Bertha Bibbs and William Maynie, in Chicago, Illinois. Delores was the 11th of twelve children born to this union. She attended Shoop Elementary and Morgan Park High School.
As a child Delores attended the New Hope Baptist Church with her family. She later found her home with Wheaton Christian Center with Carlton Arthurs as Pastor.
Delores met and married James Wright. Delores had 2 children, Doreen and Robert “Bobby” (Sophia) Wright. In 1953 Delores moved from Morgan Park to the West-side of Chicago. Delores and James started their own businesses: A Resale Shop and Grocery Store. Delores was a go getter, she was always looking to better her family’s way of living she sold Avon Cosmetics and Encyclopedia door to door, but she finally worked and retired from Chicago Public Schools. Delores was very well liked by the teachers and students, the students called her “Mrs. Jelly,” because she was happy everyday and kept a smile on her face.
Delores loved her family, she was proud of her heritage and being a descendant of one of the largest pioneer families of Morgan Park: “The Bibbs.” She had always looked forward to attending their largest event, the Morgan Park Roots Picnic.
Delores was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James, her daughter Doreen, grandson Roshun, and her siblings; Nettie, Della, Rose, Bertha, Albert, Samuel, Joshua, William and Arthur.
Delores made her transition on September 4, 2019. She leaves to cherish her memory one son: Robert “Bobby” Wright (Sophia), 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, 2 sisters: Mildred and Evelyn, a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
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