Frances I. (Newkirk) Wright, age 80, of Mansfield, Texas, went to be with the Lord on December 21, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 24, 2022 at Tapp Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs, Texas, with Mr. Buddy Wiggins officiating. Visitation will be held one hour earlier at 10:00 A.M.
Frances was born on March 9, 1942 in Peerless, Texas to Otis and Grace Evelyn (Darrow) Newkirk. She married Terry A. Wright on July 11, 1974. Frances was a vibrant, giving and creative person who enjoyed flower arranging, interior designing, traveling, antiquing, hosting and cooking for family and friends. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, as well as a friend to all that knew her.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Terry; sons, Gary Leath Jr. of Cedar Hill, Texas, and Joseph Leath and wife, Angela, of Fortville, Indiana; daughter, Joanna Parnell and husband, Richard, of Arlington, Texas; brother, Charles Newkirk, of Mansfield, Texas; and grandchildren, Tyller Leath and Jared Leath, of Fortville, Indiana.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, George Newkirk.