November 6, 1931 - May 20, 2022
Heavens flower garden needed a master gardener so God called home Thelma Gant Wright aka Susie aka Mini Duck on Friday, May 20, 2022 at Grandview Medical Center In Birmingham, Al. She suffered a bad fall and fractured her right femur and complications resulted in her death. Her husband gave her the nickname of Susie when they were dating and called her ‘his black eyed Susie’. Her daughter gave her the name of Mini Duck in the 1960s when mini skirts were all the rage and her daughter grew taller than her. A lifetime resident of Jackson County, Mini Duck always lived within 20 miles from her birthplace near Randall’s Chapel. A milestone birthday of 90 years was celebrated November 6, 2021 with a grand celebration at Center Point Baptist Church where she and her husband, Perry (Kib) Wright were members for over 50 years. The Wrights were married for 66 years at the time of his death in 2014. Her husband, Perry (Kib) and her daughter, Barbara Scannell, and her son in law, Joe Scannell, predeceased her in death. Thelma loved her flowers! One of the joys in her life was to share bouquets and rooted flowers with her family and friends. She was gifted in being able to take a cutting of a plant, root it and have another plant to share. The family often laughed that she could grow and have plants to bloom in cracks in concrete. Thelma was a gifted southern cook! Her collection of nearly 40 irons skillets were seasoned to perfection and produced dishes equal to or greater than Paula Deen. A family garden was grown each year and she harvested, canned and froze vegetables. The family often laughed that she only knew how to pick beans in a Number 5 galvanized wash tub. She enjoyed baking cakes, cupcakes and cookies for Bible School or her daughters’ classes when they were in school. She was a member of Velma Sebrings’ Food Committee at Center Point. Even as a child, Thelma enjoyed traveling but always wanted to be home before dark. Her home was her castle! She was a gifted seamstress having sewn since she was eight years old. The first sewing machine she used was a treadle Singer and made many garments for the family our of fertilizer sacks because that was all the fabric the farming family had. Later she sewed for the public and made all the clothes that her daughters wore until Deby was a sophomore in college. Survived to mourn the loss are her daughters, Deby Wright-Harbin and Marsha Wright-Harbin, her sister, Kathryn Gant Wondell all of Scottsboro and brother, Glen Gant of Fackler, Al. Preceding her in death was her beloved brother in law, Chuck Wondell, and brother, JL Gant. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2022 at the Chapel of Scottsboro Funeral Home with Rev. Duaine Griggs officiating. Burial in Pinehaven Memorial Garden. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Scottsboro Funeral Home. She loved ‘the Good Lord’, her family and tolerated Alabama football because her family loved and supported the Crimson Tide.
Heavens flower garden needed a master gardener so God called home Thelma Gant Wright aka Susie aka Mini Duck on Friday, May 20, 2022 at Grandview Medical Center In Birmingham, Al. She suffered a bad fall and fractured her right femur and complications... View Obituary & Service Information
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