In memory of
Dr. LeGrant Tolbert Wright
In memory of
Dr. LeGrant Tolbert Wright
Dr. LeGrant Tolbert Wright, native and lifelong resident of the Dawes-Union area of Mobile County, AL transitioned into eternity January 4, 2021. She was born April 24, 1931, the ninth child in a family of 13 siblings. Her parents were Henry Cornelius "Neal" and Selena Broughton Tolbert. A consummate educator and talented artist, Dr. Wright attended the Dawes-Union Elementary School; Mobile County High School, and graduated in the first class of Central High School, Mobile, AL in 1948. She attended college at Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL graduating in 1952 with a B.S. in Education and a minor in Art. After college she launched her career and spent more than 40 years as a teacher in Moss Point, Pascagoula and Mobile County schools. During this period she received her Master's degree from Texas Southern University in Houston, and her Doctorate from the University of Sarasota, FL. She closed her long scholastic career as the School Principal of Most Pure Heart of Mary, Mobile AL from where she retired. Dr. Wright has been a lifelong member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church where she grew up participating in all its services and activities. As an adult she used her experience in education to serve as Director of the Education and Preservation Ministry. Under her aegis she published the first church history book; sponsored the annual Black History program and supervised successfully Vacation Bible Schools each year. Dr. Wright served as the President of the Missionary Society. In addition, Dr. Wright supervised Grant programs in tutoring as well as a Negro Spiritual and Black Poetry Workshop funded by the Alabama Humanities Foundation. She also served as a Children and Youth Ministry Counselor, and in many other facets of the Church and Community, including serving on the Board of the Dawes Park. She leaves to cherish her memory two devoted children: son Ronnie (Adrienne) Davis and a daughter Iris Wright Simpson; four grandchildren: Sydney, Kendall, Danielle (Ademole Ayodele), and Giselle (Reuben Battley); three great grand-children; three sisters, Joyce Voncile Tolbert, Erma Jean Tolbert, and Nadine Tolbert Showers; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation – Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Christian Benevolent Funeral Home, 201 N. Hamilton St., Mobile, AL 36603 Visitation– Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 at 9:00am to 11:00am Funeral Service at 11:00am Providence Missionary Baptist Church,11851 Providence Church Road, Grand Bay, AL 36541 Rev. Nelson Farmer, Pastor and Officiating www.christianbenevolent.com
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Mobile, AL 36603
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In memory of
Dr. LeGrant Tolbert Wright
Dr. LeGrant Tolbert Wright, native and lifelong resident of the Dawes-Union area of Mobile County, AL transitioned into eternity January 4, 2021. She was born April 24, 1931, the ninth child in a family of 13 siblings. Her parents were Henry Cornelius "Neal" and Selena Broughton Tolbert. A consummate educator and talented artist, Dr. Wright attended the Dawes-Union Elementary School; Mobile County High School, and graduated in the first class of Central High School, Mobile, AL in 1948. She attended college at Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL graduating in 1952 with a B.S. in Education and a minor in Art. After college she launched her career and spent more than 40 years as a teacher in Moss Point, Pascagoula and Mobile County schools. During this period she received her Master's degree from Texas Southern University in Houston, and her Doctorate from the University of Sarasota, FL. She closed her long scholastic career as the School Principal of Most Pure Heart of Mary, Mobile AL from where she retired. Dr. Wright has been a lifelong member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church where she grew up participating in all its services and activities. As an adult she used her experience in education to serve as Director of the Education and Preservation Ministry. Under her aegis she published the first church history book; sponsored the annual Black History program and supervised successfully Vacation Bible Schools each year. Dr. Wright served as the President of the Missionary Society. In addition, Dr. Wright supervised Grant programs in tutoring as well as a Negro Spiritual and Black Poetry Workshop funded by the Alabama Humanities Foundation. She also served as a Children and Youth Ministry Counselor, and in many other facets of the Church and Community, including serving on the Board of the Dawes Park. She leaves to cherish her memory two devoted children: son Ronnie (Adrienne) Davis and a daughter Iris Wright Simpson; four grandchildren: Sydney, Kendall, Danielle (Ademole Ayodele), and Giselle (Reuben Battley); three great grand-children; three sisters, Joyce Voncile Tolbert, Erma Jean Tolbert, and Nadine Tolbert Showers; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation – Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Christian Benevolent Funeral Home, 201 N. Hamilton St., Mobile, AL 36603 Visitation– Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 at 9:00am to 11:00am Funeral Service at 11:00am Providence Missionary Baptist Church,11851 Providence Church Road, Grand Bay, AL 36541 Rev. Nelson Farmer, Pastor and Officiating www.christianbenevolent.com
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Services Provided By
Christian Benevolent Funeral Home, Inc.
201 N. Hamilton Street
Mobile, AL 36603
Past Services ╲╱
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