Bertha Lee Wright, 82, was born on August 28, 1938 to Bennie Fowler and Bessie Harris Fowler in Foreman, Arkansas. She was the oldest of eleven children.
Bertha graduated from Unity High School in Foreman, Arkansas in 1959 and relocated to Kansas City, Missouri where she made her home. She married the love of her life, Eddie Wright Sr., on June 30, the same year.
Bertha loved gardening, bowling, singing in the church choir, ushering and serving on the pastor’s aide committee for several years. She took pride in everything she did and did it with the spirit of excellence.
Bertha was The Matriarch of the family and loved each and everyone with the love of Christ. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, and later joined Temple of Faith Missionary Baptist Church under Pastor J. W. Arnold as a charter member.
Bertha Lee Wright answered the Master’s call on Wednesday July 28, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospice House. Her husband, Eddie Wright Sr.; parents, Bennie and Bessie Fowler; two daughters, Gloria Jean Wright, and Debbie Wright; three sisters, Bennie Mae Fowler, Aretha Fowler, and Helen Reeves all preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her only son, Eddie Wright Jr., of Cincinnati, Ohio; five sisters, Nancy Levingston of Kansas City, MO, Dorothy Patton, Laverne Adams (Glenn) both of Detroit, MI, Juanita Luck ( Rufus) of Aurora, CO, and Diane Williams of Wichita Falls, TX; two brothers, Joseph Fowler (Octavia) of Detroit, MI, and Jackie Fowler of Wichita Falls, TX; seven grandchildren, Erica Wright, Tamika Wright, Ieshia Wright- McAllister (Jermaine), Andre Wright, all of Kansas City, MO, Cortez Wright (Laura) of Erlanger, KY, Justin Wright of San Diego, CA, and Gabrielle Wright of Cincinnati, OH; and a host of great grand-children, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, and friends.