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Shirley Wright






Shirley Queen Wright, 86, of Hagerstown, Maryland, passed away, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Wednesday, February 12, 1936, in Marion, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Earl Queen and the late Annie Pauline Cooper Queen. 

Shirley graduated from Grace Hospital School of Nursing located at Grace Hospital in Morganton, North Carolina. She pursued a career in nursing until she transitioned to being a dedicated and loving homemaker after becoming a wife and mother. She very much enjoyed helping friends and family in any manner possible and was a constant whirlwind of activity.

She is survived by two sons, Phillip Wayne Wright & wife, Julie, and Mark W. Slifer and wife, Celeste; four granddaughters, Cari Christine Wright and husband, Colton Sandys Todd, Kelli Ann (Wright) Mellott & husband, Benjamin, Hailey Gabrielle Wright, and Lindsey Erin Slifer; grandson, William Arthur Wright & wife, Julie; her sister, Patricia "Patsy" Marie (Queen) Cline & husband, Larry; brother-in-law, George Lawrence Moose; and sister-in-law, June Rector Queen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Percy William Wright, Sr.; her son, Percy William Wright, Jr.; her sister, Harriett "Honey" Louise Queen Moose; and her brother, James "Jim" Earl Queen.

Services and interment will be private. Family will receive friends at a date, time, and location to be announced.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.

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