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Rebecca Wright

Rebecca Wright (Franklin)

Monday, April 21st, 1924 - Thursday, April 30th, 2020
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Obituary

Rebecca Gaynelle Franklin Wright, 96, of Roanoke, VA, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Born in Richmond, VA, on April 21, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Gaynelle Phillips Franklin and James Stuart Franklin, Sr., and was the wife of the late Jasper Earl Wright.
Becky is survived by a daughter, Melissa Wright Johnson (Wayne) of Lynchburg, VA, and a son, Phillip P Wright (Suzi) of Roanoke.
She was “Mom B” to her grandchildren Whitney Johnson O’Brian (Robert) of Lynchburg, Reid P. Johnson (Mallory) of Holly Springs, NC, and Thomas Wright, of Charleston SC; and her great grandchildren, Ben and Sam Thompson, Robert O’Brian III of Lynchburg, and Olivia and Miller Johnson of Holly Springs, NC.
As a member of the “Greatest Generation,” Becky got her pilot’s license before her driver’s license; and flying remained a lifelong love. It was at the airport in 1946 that she met her future husband, Jap, a flight instructor at Woodrum Field in Roanoke. They were happily married for 54 years.
Becky earned an associate degree in Interior Design at RPI (now VCU) and enjoyed using her degree as a homemaker. An avid painter, she took art classes until the age of 93.
Oakeys Downtown Chapel in Roanoke is handling arrangements. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please make a memorial contribution to the charity of your choice.
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Babs Mason Miller

Posted at 02:12pm
Phillip & Melissa
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. We used to be neighbors when we lived on Alberta Ave. My Mother and Father were John & Beulah Mason. Growing up I remember your parents, they always had a smile and were very friendly. Your Dad gave me my first airplane ride! I did not see them again after I was married in 1970 but have fond memories of cookouts at the Brotherton's & seeing them at Raleigh Court Methodist Church.
We know you will miss her greatly. God's blessings and good memories will see you through this difficult time.
Prayers are with you,
Babs Mason Miller

Kay Vest

Posted at 02:24pm
I had the privilege of providing physical therapy to Becky at Park Oak Grove. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her and spending time with her. She was so sweet and always had a beautiful smile on her face. I loved her paintings and hearing her pilot stories...especially her wrong turns! I’m so very sorry for your loss.
Kay Vest
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