Shelby Wright

Obituary of Shelby Janice Dunlap Wright

Shelby "Janice" Dunlap Wright, age 79, of Asheboro passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020 at Randolph Health. Mrs. Wright was born in Moore County, NC on October 22, 1940 to Lester Buren and Lora Mae McNeill Dunlap. Janice was a graduate of Westmoore High School where she was class valedictorian. She was retired from Energizer. In addition to her parents, Janice was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn Cheek. Janice was the epitome of a loving wife, Momma, and Memie. She was a child of God, who exemplified His love to all she met. Janice never met a stranger and her sweet smile was contagious. She was always quick to offer a kind word, helping hand, and a bite of delicious food. Janice was loved deeply by her family and will be missed terribly. She is survived by her husband of 61 years as of Friday, March 20, 2020, William "Bill" Wright; daughters, Kimberly Phipps and husband Cliff of Florence, SC and Kristen Wright Vickrey and husband Kerry of Asheboro; grandchildren, Danielle Luck Truong and husband Thomas of Garland, TX and Karis Wright Rowland of Asheboro; step grandchildren, Remy and Cameron Phipps both of Raleigh, Lauren Vickrey of Liberty, and Kelsey Vickrey of Asheville; great grandchildren, Riley and Camdyn Truong; sisters, Linda Brady of Robbins and Wanda McNeill of Asheboro; and brother, Randy Dunlap. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Emergency Department and Randolph Health Intensive Care Unit for their wonderful care and compassion for Janice. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are asking the public to limit any gatherings to under 50 individuals. Therefore, we encourage you to pay your respects through our website or visit during the non-peak hours of noon to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19. Her body will lie in state on Thursday, March 19, 2020 from noon-8:00 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at East Side Baptist Church, 1616 E. Dixie Drive in Asheboro with Pastor Troy Carter officiating. A private burial will be held at Randolph Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to East Side Baptist Church, 1616 E. Dixie Dr., Asheboro, NC 27203.

The body will lie in state

1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Pugh Funeral Home
437 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, North Carolina, United States

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Friday, March 20, 2020
East Side Baptist Church
1616 E. Dixie Dr.
Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
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