Mrs. Marilyn Estes Wright

04/23/1954 - 07/10/2021


Mrs. Marilyn Estes Wright of South Hill died Saturday, July 10, 2021, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Cabell E. and Christine Elliott Estes. Mrs. Wright was a former teacher in Hanover, Warren, and Mecklenburg County Public Schools with 32 years of experience. Marilyn is survived by her husband of 40 years, Charles C. Wright; her sons, Andrew C. Wright (Susannah) of Falls Church, Patrick T. Wright of South Hill, and Stuart C. Wright (Sara Butkovich) of South Hill, six sisters; Betty E. Ballard (Joe) and Shirley E. Watts (Allen) both of Chesterfield, Sarah E. Calhoun (Charles) of South Hill, Sandra E. Nemeth (Kenneth) also of South Hill, Linda E. Shelton of Bracey, and Velva E. Kindley (Larry) of Buffalo Junction. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Joseph and Campbell Wright. She was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Cabell and Courtney Lee Goodwyn. A celebration of life service will be conducted Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at 11:00 AM, in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory by Reverend Carl Bagley with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:00-11:00 AM at the funeral home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either Tabernacle Baptist Church, Attn: HP Thomas, 1212 Chalk Level Road, South Hill, VA, Southside Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 546, South Hill, VA or South Hill Fire Department, 114 N. Brunswick Ave., South Hill, VA 23970. Online condolences may be sent through our website at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Wright Family.

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  1. Condolences

    Mr Wright sorry for your loss praying God gives you and your family the strength to endure Rip Marilyn…Heaven has gained a beautiful sweet angel🙏🏽

  2. Friend of of Mr and Mrs Cabell Estes

    To the family of the Estes
    I am the son of the late Chesley O Jones (Bogee) dad and Mr Estes worked on houses together and his two daughters taught my daughters Stephanie and Candicee so sorry for you lost may she Rest Easy in heaven

  3. Shirley Blackwell and Doris Powell

    Mr.Wright and Family We are Praying for you all. So sad to hear about the Passing of your Wife she was A Beautiful Lady and Very Nice Love you all.

  4. Charles, We are so sorry for you and your family at the loss of Marilyn. We met her at The Ferrum College Reunions. May God comfort you .

    Charles, We are so sorry for you and your family for the loss of Marilyn. We enjoyed seeing you at the Ferrum Reunions. May God comfort you

  5. Friend

    Charles, I just received the sad news this afternoon from our mutual friends Dennis and Brenda. Anyone that ever was fortunate enough to have known Marilyn will remember her joy of life.
    Six years ago you came to offer your comfort when James Lee died suddenly, so I know friends sharing their compassion when our hearts are broken isn’t forgotten. I’m so sorry. Sincerely, Arlene

  6. We were all saddened to hear of Marilyn’s passing. She was a caring and wonderful person! She had an infectious laugh and smile anytime you would see her! She was so proud of her children & grandchildren!! Sending thoughts and prayers to the family!

  7. Sympathy

    We were saddened to hear of Marilyn passing away. She was a ray of sunshine and lit up a room with her bubbling chatter and smiles. Several years ago, our mutual friend, Pat, was in her final days of fighting cancer and Marilyn left her family and drove to Front Royal to be with Pat and help care for her until she passed.

    Charles and family, we know how much you will miss Marilyn and please know you have our deepest sympathy.

  8. Forever in our hearts!

    I can’t think of anyone that deserves heaven more than Marilyn. She was a light in this world and she let it shine every day. Our deepest sympathy for Charles, Andrew and family, Stuart and family, and Patrick. Our love and prayers are with you!

  9. Co-worker

    My sympathy and condolences to the family at this time. Marilyn was a great person to be around. Her smile will be remembered. Much love and blessings to the entire family.

  10. Deepest Condolences

    I am so sorry to hear about Marilyn’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy. She was such a shining star of light and always a breath of fresh air. She will be deeply missed, and we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Gods got another Angel

    To Charles and family,I want to send my condolences to yall for the loss of Marilyn. May God continue to send comfort to yall in this time of need. HUGS and LOVE from Lori Wollenberg

  12. Sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all of the family. So very sorry about this sad news. Haven’t seen her since we all grew up but she always had the sweetest smile and a warm heart. Life is so precious and much too short. May GOD bless and comfort you all.

  13. Teacher

    Sending my sincere condolences to the Wright and Estes families. Marilyn was a ray of sunshine when she was around; and her infectious laugh was a bright spark to many. Her positive character traits will definitely be missed but will warm our hearts with many wonderful memories. Praying for strength and comfort for Charles, the children, and her family in the days ahead.

  14. Our deepest sympathies

    Charles and family
    We were so saddened by the passing of Marilyn. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you struggle through the grief and sadness. Sending a comforting hug your way and know that you are on our minds and in our hearts today and always.

  15. Our deepest sympathies

    We were so saddened by the news of Marilyns passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family as you struggle through the grief and sadness. Sending a comforting hug your way and know that you are on our minds and in our hearts today and always.

  16. Deepest Sympathy

    We are so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. We worked together at LaCrosse Elementary for many years. May God comfort you during your time of sorrow

  17. I am so saddened to hear about the passing of Marilyn. She was a true friend and mentor to me when we taught together at South Hill Elementary. I’ll never forget her love for “her boys” (both her husband and sons), her infectious laugh, her Christmas sweaters (she wore a different one every day in December), and so much more. My life was blessed to have known her. Sending my love and deepest sympathy to her family.



  19. Charles Wright & Family

    We are so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. That contagious SMILE will certainly be missed. BLESSINGS ❤️

  20. Prayers

    Charles & Family. Please accept my condolences on the loss of Marilyn. It is a loss that will be felt by many, but most especially by you. I remember ‘the girls’ from when I was growing up. The sweetest & loveliest people you could ever know. Sending lots of prayers & love to all of you. 🙏❤

  21. Sending prayers to the family of Marilyn. I will always remember her sweet, caring soul and what an amazing math tutor she was to me. She loved her boys with all her heart. Thinking of everyone during this difficult time.

  22. We are so sorry for the passing of Marilyn. She always made us feel welcome with her infectious smile. Marilyn is one lady that will be greatly missed. Charles, you and Marilyn are in our thoughts and prayers.

  23. First Cousin (Estes)

    I am so sorry to hear the sad news of Marilyn’s passing. I have fond memories of her smile and laughter at the family gatherings at Big Daddy and Grandma’s farmhouse. My prayers go out to her and family. I know she will be missed by many.

  24. We want to say prayers for you and the family for the days ahead. Marilyn was such a sweet person. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Sherry and Bobby Tanner South Hill, va.

  25. Condolences

    To our friend Charles

    Our sincere condolences on losing Marilyn. We know that the many happy years you had will be a treasured memory for you and your family.

    Al & Nancy

  26. So sorry for your loss. I worked with Marilyn at Mecklenburg and knew all her sisters. She will be so missed. Cherish your sweet memories. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Wanda and Timmy



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