Letitia "Tish" Wright

Born in Powderly, KY on October 19, 1938

Departed on February 23, 2020 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Letitia “Tish” Wright of Hendersonville, passed away on Sunday, February 23rd at the age of 81. Preceded in death by her husband of 14 years, Matthew Slater Wright and parents; Robert Owen Wolcott and Hilda Louise Smith. Survived by her daughters, Jennifer Gladdish (Bennie) and Julie Gilliam (Chris), grandchildren; Matthew Gladdish, Sydney Gilliam and Christian Gilliam, brother, Robert Michael Wolcott (Becky), along with many extended family and friends.

Tish was born on October 19, 1938 in Powderly, Kentucky. She retired in 1999 from Sumner Regional Medical Center where she worked as a physical therapist and Director of Rehab Services. Tish enjoyed painting and gardening. She was an avid traveler to destinations across the United States and Europe as well as taking Alaskan cruises. In her later years, Tish even took up ballroom dancing. Tish was longtime member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church and was involved in several activities there. Tish was a kind and loving woman who will be missed by all those that knew her.

A celebration of life service for Tish will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home on Saturday, February 29th at 2:00 PM, officiated by Pastor Bruce Chesser. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1:00 PM until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Tish’s name can be made to Hendersonville First Baptist Church.

9 Comments to Letitia "Tish" Wright

  1. Jan Fansler
    February 25, 2020 12:35 am

    Our friendship will live forever in my heart.
    My deepest condolences to Julie, Jennifer, Mike and all the family and friends of this dear woman…

  2. Amy Fly-Hall
    February 25, 2020 5:53 am

    Tish will be missed by so many. She was well known in the ‘therapy world’ and most folks in Sumner county worked with her at some point. She loved it and always said she wished she had never retired. Until we meet again…✝️

  3. Rita White
    February 25, 2020 11:28 am

    I met Tish at Clarendale. She was always a very positive, friendly person. We often ate together at dinner and laughed because the waiters mixed up our tickets. I will miss her. My sincere sympathy.

  4. Lisa Bates
    February 25, 2020 12:56 pm

    I will miss Tish’s love and laughter in the preschool at First Baptist Church Hendersonville. My sincere condolences to her girls and all of her family and friends.

  5. Betty Pearson Crace
    February 25, 2020 2:32 pm

    Our sympathy to Tish’s family and her many “Tennessee” friends. She was also beloved member of the graduating class of 1956 at Charlestown HIgh School in Charlestown, Indiana .She attended our reunions over the years. Mike may also remember us. Betty Pearson Crace, Class of 1956 of CHS

  6. Kitty Bottorff Forsythe
    February 26, 2020 7:29 pm

    Tish and I met in third grade and have been best friends all these years. We have shared so many things…mostly funny, but also sad. We used to joke about one of us dying, but never really thought it would come to be, and I still can’t believe she’s gone. I’ll miss her as long as forever lasts.

  7. Randy Lassiter
    February 28, 2020 9:12 pm

    Tish was a wonderful woman. I met her when I was a student many years ago. I was happy to work with her after I graduated. I was glad to meet her again last year and to catch up with her. She was a wonderful mentor to many in the healthcare industry and a fine Christian woman. She will be missed!

  8. Randy Lassiter
    February 28, 2020 9:13 pm

    Tish was a wonderful woman. I met her when I was a student many years ago. I was happy to work with her after I graduated. I was glad to meet her again last year and to catch up with her. She was a mentor to many in the healthcare industry and a fine Christian woman. She will be missed!

  9. Betty Pearson Crace
    March 1, 2020 12:39 pm

    The Charlestown High School Class (Indiana) of 1956 is making a donation in memory of Tish to to the CHS Alumni Association. Also at the annual dinner meeting in June of 2020 she will be remembered by the association during the In Memory part of the program. Dot Witten and Betty Crace for the class of ’56

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