Emma Gertrude “Trudy” Dawson Wright, 80 years old, of Covington, Virginia passed away peacefully on November 30th, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Trudy was born on September 6th, 1942, in Alleghany County, Virginia to Joseph and Mary Dawson.
Trudy was preceded in death by her father Joseph Dawson, her mother Mary Dawson, her brothers, Bobby and Billy, and her sister Dorothy “Dot”.
Trudy was a homemaker who was happiest when she was surrounded by her family and cooking all of their favorite foods for Sunday dinner. She loved to spoil her grandkids and great-grandkids who she loved unconditionally. She loved gardening and canning and decorating her home for the holidays. She enjoyed bluegrass festivals and beach vacations. She was known to play a few rounds of rummy with her grandkids and taught them the art of “sandbagging.” She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband of many years, Abraham “Abe” Wright, her siblings John “Johnny” Dawson, Russell “Dean” Dawson and his wife, Teressa and Linda Wright. She also leaves behind her children John Wright and wife Carolyn of Falling Springs, Alvin, of Potts Creek, Virginia, Lorrine Humphries and her husband Roger of Potts Creek, Virginia, Grady Wright and his wife Bridgette of Potts Creek, Virginia, her many grandchildren including Meg, Laura, Jack and his wife Rachel, TJ, Kayla, Heather and partner Sean, Josh and his fiancé JoAnna, Alivia, Rowan, Hillary and Ashton Downer, her great-grandchildren Kensi, Jordan, Kimber, Jane, Aubrey, and Ellie as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends, including Sharon Wright and Pat Tucker.
A funeral service was held on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Pastor Michael Landis officiating.
The interment followed in Lone Star Cemetery.
The family received their friends on Saturday December 3, 2022, from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Arritt Funeral Home.
The funeral arrangement was held by Arritt Funeral Home.
The online guest registration is available at arrittfuneralhome.com.