ASHBURN -- The funeral services for the late Mrs. Joanne Wright of 1520 Rock House Rd., Ashburn, Georgia, who departed this life on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at her residence, will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. from the New Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Ashburn, Georgia with the Reverend Larry James officiating. Burial will follow in the Westview Memorial Cemetery in Ashburn, Georgia.

On March 26, 1960, Joanne Wright was born in Worth County, Georgia.

She attended schools in the Worth County Public School System, graduated from Worth County High School, and attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia. Later, Joanne began a career in nursing.

Joanne accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Crosland GA.

She will forever live on in the hearts of her husband Larry Wright; their five children, CaSandra Hughes, Tamera Wright, Casandra Byrd, Latoya Paulk (Dewayne), and Larry Wright Jr.; one brother Corey Hughes (Angela); four sisters-in-law, Janease Hughes, Daisy Knight, Linda Davis (Johnny), and Ruby Wright; four brothers-in-law, David Wright, John H. Wright, Jimmy Wright (Linda), and James Wright; ten grandchildren, three great grandchildren.

Friends and family may sign our online guest registry, online at

Shipp's Funeral Home

Ashburn 229/567-3101