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Levada "Bay" Greenlaw Wright

September 6, 1934 November 18, 2023
Levada "Bay" Greenlaw Wright
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Mrs. Levada “Bay” Greenlaw Wright, 89, was born on September 6, 1934 in Lollie, Arkansas to the late Hosie and Nevada (Payne) Greenlaw.

Bay moved to Detroit, Michigan in her twenties and married Sylvester Wright. To this union, four children were born. Bay was soft spoken and greeted everyone with a loving smile. She loved to travel, shop and fish. Bay was employed by Bancruff Nursing Home as a cook for 18 years until she retired. In 1998, Bay and Sylvester relocated back home to Conway, AR. Soon after, Bay professed her life to Christ and joined Greater Pleasant Branch Baptist Church, where she remained a dedicated and faithful member until her health began to fail. She loved attending church but was unable to due to her health. She had her favorite place she would sit every Sunday, speaking to all with a soft-spoken voice saying “Hey” to everybody.

Bay departed this life for her reward in glory on November 18, 2023. She is preceded in death by her parents Hosie and Nevada Greenlaw; husband Sylvester “Sonny” Wright and son, Allen Bernard Wright; three sisters Irene Dickerson, Bertha Mae Wright and Zora Lee Wilburn; three brothers James Greenlaw, Robert Lee Greenlaw and Andrew Greenlaw.

Bay leaves to cherish her memory one son Leon (Carolyn) Wright, Sr. of Warner Robins, Georgia; two daughters JoAnn (Willie Sr.) Thompson of Detroit, Michigan and Betty (John) Johnson of Conway, AR; two brothers Hosie Lee Greenlaw and Eddie B. (Tammie) Greenlaw, both of Conway, AR; two sisters Katherine McCaster of Conway, AR and Loretta Ryan of Denver, Colorado; sister-in law Corrine “Sis” Wright of Minneapolis, MN; eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren; thirteen great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, November 25, 2023 at Greater Pleasant Branch Baptist Church, 601 Spruce Street, Conway, Ar. Visitation 3:00 – 6:00 pm, November 24, 2023 at the funeral home. Interment Robinson Cemetery in Conway, AR.

Services entrusted to Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home, 910 Walnut Street, Conway, AR. “IN YOUR TIME OF NEED…WE CARE.”

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3:00 PM 11/24/2023 3:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 11/24/2023 6:00:00 PM
Larry G. Acklin Funeral Homes - Conway

910 Walnut
Conway, AR 72032

Larry G. Acklin Funeral Homes - Conway
910 Walnut Conway 72032 AR
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11:00 AM 11/25/2023 11:00:00 AM
Greater Pleasant Branch Baptist Church

601 Spruce Street
Conway, AR 72032

Greater Pleasant Branch Baptist Church
601 Spruce Street Conway 72032 AR
United States

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Robinson Cemetery Final Resting Place

Ingram Street
Conway, AR 72032

Ingram Street Conway 72032 AR
United States

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