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Brenda Hooker Wright

August 20, 1943 — March 6, 2024

Pawleys Island, SC

Brenda Hooker Wright, originally from Asheboro, NC, passed away peacefully in her Pawleys Island home on Wednesday March 6 at the age of 80. 

Upon graduation from Appalachian State with a BA in education, Brenda began her teaching career at Balfour Elementary with special training for teaching gifted children. 

Brenda and her family moved to SC in 1978 and have resided in Pawleys Island since 1985 where she continued to teach. She later changed careers to begin selling real estate at the beach. Brenda retired in 2005 to spend more time with her family and ultimately the grandchildren. 

Brenda loved Jesus, studying her Bible, spending time with her family, reading cookbooks, decorating, & all things Christmas. 

Brenda will be dearly missed by her husband of 59 years, Olyn Wright and 2 sons Travis Wright of Cumming, GA (Tina) & Brad Wright of Columbia, SC (Tracy).  The joys of her life were her grandchildren, Jackson, Sullivan, Nathaniel & Matthew.  She is also survived by her only sister, Dolores Hooker Cox (Burnis) and multiple nephews, great nephews & nieces and even great-great nephews & nieces. 

Brenda is preceded in death by her parents, Garl Leonard Hooker & Lovie Madeline Hooker, daughter-in-law Melanie and granddaughter Abigail. 

A private family service will be held.

Memorial contributions can be made to Tidelands Hospice in Pawley’s Island, SC. 

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