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Mrs. Juanita Smith Wright, 87, of St. Marys passed away on the evening of Saturday, January 18, 2020 at St. Vincent’s in Jacksonville, Florida. She was surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Wright was born on April 17, 1932 in Alma, Georgia, to the late Claude and Grace Smith.  

Juanita worked at Kraft Bag for 32 years. She enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling, having visited all 50 states with her husband, Herman. Some of her favorite pastimes were coloring, working in the yard, cooking, going on cruises with her family and hunting for eggs every Easter. Juanita absolutely loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She lived a long and joyful life. 

Mrs. Wright is survived by her daughters, Brenda (Dick) Rowell and Bonnie Johnson, all of St. Marys; her son, Rex (Lorie) Wright of Kingsland; her grandchildren, Paula Lee, Kristie (Jason) Konrad, Tripp (Jessica) Rowell, Sandi (Doug) Anania, Darrell (Tiffany) Cothren and Alan Wright; and her great-grandchildren, Justin Lee, Bryce Lee, Averie Konrad, Kerstin Eyraud, Kade Konrad, Braylie Konrad, Aiden Camp, Koralee Cothren, Finnley Mae Rowell, “Lil” Rex Cothren and Dominic Anania; her sister, Helen Byrd of Waycross; her brother Claude Earl (Martha) Smith of Maine; and her sisters-in-law, Grace Smith of St. Marys and Patricia Smith of Kingsland. 

Besides her parents, Mrs. Wright also joins her beloved husband, Herman Wright; her son, Tony Wright; her brothers, Frank Smith, Billy Smith and Allen Smith; and her brother-in-law, Pat Byrd in Heaven. 

A visitation for Mrs. Wright was held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland. Funeral services followed immediately at 2 p.m. in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel of the funeral home with Pastors George Anderson and Martin Turner presiding. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys. Tripp Rowell, Darrell Cothren, Justin Lee, Bryce Lee, Alan Wright and Kade Konrad served as pallbearers. 

Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland was entrusted with Mrs. Wright’s services.