Willie Taylor Wright

Willie Taylor Wright

Willie Taylor Wright
December 20, 2021

ZEBULON – Willie Taylor Wright went home to be with her Lord on Monday, December 20th, 2021. She was born in Franklin County to the late Ervin & Sallie Pearce Taylor. She worked as a Receptionist at Dr. Barrett Collins’ Office for over 41 years from where she retired. She was outgoing, kind, and loving. She loved to shag dance. Willie will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Eugene Wright, and brother, Jesse Taylor.

Funeral service will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Pilot Baptist Church. Livestream of service will be available on www.facebook.com/stricklandfuneral.

She is survived by her sons, Jimmy Wright, Keith Wright, brothers, Malcolm Taylor (Selma) of Selma, Dwain Taylor of Bailey, Edward Taylor of Knightdale, sisters, Ann Daniels (Bill) of Raleigh, Jean Alexander (Michael) of Clayton, Tillie Swanson of Louisburg, Nell Jones of Elm City, and grandchildren, Hunter & Jamie.

Visitation will take place from 6 – 7:30 PM, Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC. www.stricklandfuneral.com.


  • Rhonda Carlyle Posted December 20, 2021 7:10 pm

    Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of Willie. She always could put a smile on your face with her wit. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

  • Bonnie Billings Posted December 21, 2021 9:34 am

    Sorry for your loss Jimmy and Keith. Willie and I had the best times together working at Dr. Windley and Barrett’s office. She will surely be missed.

  • Mary Stephens Posted December 21, 2021 3:51 pm

    So sorry to hear of Willie’s passing. Prayers are with all of you!

  • Mark Barrett Posted December 21, 2021 7:41 pm

    Jimmy and Keith I am so sorry for your loss . I have lost one of my best friends. Willie was well loved and be truly missed.

  • Andrew Johnson Posted December 21, 2021 11:31 pm

    Willie was a good friend of mine and she will be truly missed. We first met at a beach music concert several years ago and have been friends ever since.

  • Kevin and Sharon Ray Posted December 22, 2021 1:41 pm

    We are sorry to hear about Willie. She was a fun lady to be around and would make you smile. May God be with y’all during this sad time.

  • Mark Cronk Posted December 22, 2021 5:27 pm

    Jimmy and family: My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother.

  • Sue mitchell Posted December 22, 2021 5:45 pm

    I always enjoyed talking to her at the dentist office. Such a great lady with a winning smile. May god be with your family during this time

  • Joyce and Jesse Ray Posted December 22, 2021 7:20 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Willie. She was such a delightful and sweet lady. She always made you laugh and she will surely be missed. Prayers for all the family.

  • Lisa Medlin Posted December 22, 2021 9:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss Keith and Jimmy and family. Willie was a dear sweet lady. We had a lot of great times and good memories at Dr Barrett’s office: She always put a smile on my face each time I saw her.
    She will be missed.

  • Lyn Massey Posted December 23, 2021 3:03 am

    My Aunt Willie Grey was special to me. She was hard working . We would talk for hours. She made the best fudge and would always lift your spirits. I will miss her.

  • Judy Mincey Perry Posted December 23, 2021 9:03 am

    I’m so very sorry to hear of Willie’s passing and send my deepest condolences. Willie was a very fun person who always left me with a smile.

  • Charlene F Browning Posted December 23, 2021 2:01 pm

    Jimmy and Keith, I am so sorry for your loss.. Willie was a fine and sweet lady who I thought the world of. My Mom and I saw her a couple of times at Mcleans eating lunch this year. She and I would talk about our retirement-I retired from United Community Bank last December 31st. I always enjoyed helping your Mom and I also enjoyed our talks. She will be missed dearly by everyone. You two have been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be during this difficult time.

  • Shannon Scott Posted December 27, 2021 5:15 pm

    Sorry to hear of Mrs Willies passing. We remember our mother Nella Scott who worked in the same office for many years and her love for her. To this day we have a plant that Mrs Willie gave mother in our yard in Raleigh. We do not know it name. People ask us what it is. We just say it Mrs Wille plant. Praying for you all with thankful heart. Shannon Scott and Patsy Scott Bland

  • Donna Baker Posted December 29, 2021 10:14 pm

    Jimmy and Keith please accept my sympathy in your loss. I’ve known you all my entire life. I always looked forward to seeing Willie at the dentist office or in the grocery store it didn’t matter she always had a smile and always made me smile. She will be missed. My prayers goes out to your entire family. God Bless.

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