Doris Crippen Wright

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DORIS CRIPPEN WRIGHT CANDLER – Doris Crippen Wright, 86, of Leelee Lane, Candler, died Thursday, September 16, 2010, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center. Mrs. Wright was born in Emporia, Kansas, and was a daughter of the late Paul and Edna Rector Crippen. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald F. Wright, who passed away on August 17, 1988. She graduated from Miami Edison High School in Miami, FL., in 1942. She traveled with her husband throughout the world in his positions with the US Air Force. She retired from the Buncombe County Department of Social Services after 21 years, and then worked with the emergency assistance and food stamp programs. She served as Precinct Chairman for over 30 years in Candler. She was a longtime member of Snow Hill United Methodist Church and more recently a member of Pole Creek Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Eastern Star for 40 years. She is survived by two daughters, Linda W. Fish of Candler and Donna Wright of Spain; grandchildren Shane Fish and his wife Pam, Donald James "D.J." Fish and his wife Rebecca, and Chrissy Fish and her husband Eric Burnette; great-grandchildren Colin and Katelyn Fish, Leah Fish, and Izabel Burnette; and step great-grandchildren Allison and Aiden Burnette. A memorial service for Mrs. Wright will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Snow Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. David E. Peeler and the Rev. Dennis Thurman officiating. Interment will follow at the Snow Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. Her family will receive friends one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, PO Box 639, Wilson, NC, 27893, and/or Mission to Spain, PO Box 1856, Candler, NC, 28715.

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  1. Dearest Family,
    Our heart goes out to you, but we know where our precious one is and just praise God that she no longer will ever go through any suffering!
    Doris was so very dear to me (Sandi) as we sat together at PC for the services and shared with each other every time. She was such a precious little lady and so very dear to my heart. I will miss her so at our services. May you all feel our Lord’s arms around you and take solace in the fact that your precious mother is with her Lord! She will be missed so, but I wouldn’t wish her back. We love you all.

  2. Dear Wright family
    Sending our condolences to your family on your loss.
    Our prayers will be with your family at this time. God Bless
    Jan Echerd Bailey and family

  3. For Doris Wright’s Family,
    Our sympathy and love go out to you as you mourn the loss of your mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. May God bless you with warm and special memories.

  4. Donna, I pray God’s peace and comfort for you. I am so glad you
    got here last night. God is good.
    As you said…she is in Heaven and
    out of her pain…I think of the song ‘If You Could See Me Now.’
    She is rejoicing in His presence…
    may you know His presence in the coming days. Love & prayers, Jean Edgar

  5. Enjoyed getting acquainted with your Mom when we took Bible class at Tommy & Peggy’s. You are in our prayers.

  6. Donna and Linda: I am sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very special lady and I always enjoyed talking with her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Dear Donna and Family, I am praying for you during this time of loss. God is great and will
    extend to you the Grace you need, as you need it. He will wrap His
    loving arms around each of you and give you comfort. Stay strong and look up! May your Mom forever
    live in your hearts.

  8. Donna & Linda I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you encouragement and comfort during this time, and may the treasure’s of wonderful memories help lighten your heart.
    Love You… Joan

  9. Donna & Linda, I am so sorry for your loss.Having just lost Mom & Dad a month ago, I feel your pain. I so enjoyed time spent with your Mama when she would come to Florida for a visit,such a sweet spirit. I love that song ‘If you could see me now’ It makes me smile to know our loved ones are indeed dancing on streets of gold. I will be praying for you & your family during this time of grieving. God Bless You!

  10. Dear Donna and Linda,
    Your mother was such a sweet lady and she will be missed. Please know your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  11. Dear Donna, Linda and family, i count it such a privilege that I met Doris and listened to her stories. Even as i see her picture, I am moved to tears, she was such a sweet lady. May all your fond memories of her sustain you the next few days and may God shower you all with grace. Love, Rhonda

  12. Donna and Linda,

    My heart breaks for you in the loss of your sweet mom. Grateful that one day you will be reunited with her – how comforting in the midst of pain. Love you.

  13. Dear Donna,

    May the Lord’s comfort be strong in you and your family!

    Blessings and love,

    Patsy and Russell

  14. Donna, Linda and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Doris. She was such a cute, special lady. Hopefully she and mother are catching up on gossip. She will be truly missed.

    Much love, Cathey Dayton

  15. Hello Donna: Welcome home. I am sorry to read about your Mom. Yes, she has gone to a restful place where there will be no more tears, crying, sorrow, pain, but joy for everlasting. Our prayers for you, your sister, and the entire family.God bless. Isaac Owolabi.

  16. We are very sorry for your loss. She was a very kind and wonderful person. We are very lucky to have known her. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. Donna, Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Mike & Pam
    Reliv of Asheville

  18. Dearest Linda, Donna & family,
    So sorry for the loss of your precious Mother/grandmother. She was always a bright spot to me sitting there in church and being so friendly and loving when she spoke to me. We will all miss her.

  19. I am the cousin of ‘Little Doris’. My daddy Quimby Sirman married your mother and dad. My mother was Evelyn Crippen Sirman and the Aunt of your mother and your late Uncle Donald. My name is Kathlyn Sirman Kremer. I was so sorry to hear of your mothers’ passing. But, be sure that she is in heaven with our Lord. May He Bless and Keep You in His Love.

  20. I’m so glad you are home Donna, and I’m also glad I was able to see your Mom again before she went to be with the Lord. I want You and Linda to know how sorry I’am that Doris is gone, but know that the Lord is with you and will see you through.
    Steve & Mary Jane Lynch

  21. To Donna and all the family members,
    we express our love and sympathy for you. We are glad we were at the family reunion in July this year, so that we could see and visit with Doris for a last time. She was so proud of all of you. Ann and Ben W.

  22. Donna and Linda:

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Our prayers are with you. We love you and pray that the Lord will sustain you through this time. You are both wonderful people, and I know the Lord will help you through this time.

    Judy and Frank

  23. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your Mom was a sweet, loving woman who raised two amazing daughters! Love you all, Regena

  24. Dear Donna, Vicki and I were so sorry to hear of your mom’s death. What a character, and such a sweet, sweet lady. Thanks for sharing her with us. You are blessed to have had her as your mom. Know of our love and prayers on your behalf.
    Lou & Vicki

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