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Mrs. Gertrude (Stokes) Wright, 85, of Harrisburg, peacefully transitioned into eternal life on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at UPMC Harrisburg Hospital.

She was born in Prince Edward County, VA, daughter of the late Raffie and Edith (Hicks) Stokes, a 1980 graduate of Herbert Lehman College of Nursing, retired in 1998 as a Registered Professional Nurse from Veterans' Administration Medical Center of Philadelphia, a member of The Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church and Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority. In her leisure, she enjoyed bible study, cross word puzzles and bingo.

Mrs. Wright leaves to celebrate her life, her daughter and son-in-law, Virginia L. and Kenneth Mickens; her son, Richard Wright; her brothers and sister-in-law, John Stokes and Robert and Doreen Stokes; her sisters, Ada Tucker, Betty Stokes, Fannie Stokes and Shirley Spencer; her four grandchildren; her great-grandson and a host of other relatives and friends.

Her life will be celebrated on Monday, April 2 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary of her Church, 8000 Derry Street (Rear), with viewing 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. and burial in Paxtang Cemetery.

The family would appreciate that donations be made in memory of Mrs. Gertrude Wright's name to The Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund.

Arrangements entrusted to the Ministry of Comfort of Major H. Winfield Funeral Home, Steelton.

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  • Friday, March 30, 2018
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