Mrs. Obelia Sisco Smith Wright


Mrs. Obelia Sisco Smith Wright, 81, of Darby, Va., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Sanford Sisco and the late Sadie Mae Moore, and the wife of the late John Wright.

Mrs. Wright was educated in the public schools of Northampton County and the Northampton-Accomack Memorial Hospital School of Practical Nursing. She was employed as a licensed practical nurse all her working years. She later became the owner and operator of Ophelia’s Hat and Hair Shop.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 30, at New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Exmore. Internet was in the African Baptist Church Cemetery in Cheriton.

Mrs. Wright is survived by her three loving children, the Rev. Shernita Simpkins (Henry), the Rev. Jeffery Smith Sr. (Claudine), and Earnest Smith (Antoinette); and many other family members and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Gray’s Funeral Home in Cape Charles.

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