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Jessie H. Wright

October 27, 1947 February 9, 2021
Jessie H. Wright
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Jessie H. Wright, 73, of Collinsville, IL, born October 27, 1947 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away and entered the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL, following a brief battle with COVID-19.

The majority of Ms. Wright's career path evolved around sales. She began her employment with the Olivetti Corporation of America in 1967 as an Administrative Assistant, later becoming Regional Sales Manager. She went on to become President/ Owner of Ribbons and Rolls Office Supplies, Inc, Collinsville, IL, which operated from 1982 to 1991. Beginning in 1991, she held the position of Sales/GeneralManager and Xerox Division Manager with Egyptian Stationers, Inc, Belleville, IL. She was a Financial Advisor with Edwards Jones and had offices in Collinsville, IL from 2005 to 2011.

Ms. Wright's City of Collinsville civic work and community involvement spanned many years. Her love for Collinsville was well demonstrated by her dedication to, and involvement with, the development of downtown. She held positions on numerous boards, commisions, and committes, as well as memberships with many business and professional organizations which include the Downtown Collinsville Business Association, President-two terms; CITY, Secretary-one term; Collinsville Chamber of Commerce Executive Board of Directors-two terms; Downtown Development Commission, Secretary-one term; Collinsville Economic Development Commision-10 year member; United Way Retail Division, Chairperson; League of Women Voters; Business & Professional Women's Association; and Collinsville Sidewalk Sales event, Chairperson.

Ms. Wright was a 1965 graduate of Collinsville High School, Collinsville, IL and a member of the "Ladies of '65". Following graduation, she attended Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO. She was also a member of the Garden Society of Wildwood, Wildwood, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen E. and Beatrice (nee Bourne) Wright; one brother, Howard Wright; and a nephew, Matt Russell.

Jessie is survived by her life partner of 58 years, Walt DeLaney, Collinsville, IL.
Also surviving are a brother, David K. Wright, St. Louis, MO;
a sister, Stephanie (David) Russell, Clinton, IL; nieces,
Pamela (Scott) Kunkel, Jill (Chris) Daw, and Julia (Guy) St. Amont;
nephews, Jeff (Katherine Christensen) Wright, Jerry (Elaine) Wright, Andy (Stefanie) Wright, and Stephen (Cathy) Wright; great-nieces and great-nephews, Dave Kunkel, Jack Kunkel, Tegan Daw, Ethan St. Amont, Baxter Wright, Knox Wright, Chris Wright, and Elizabeth Wright; Susan Kroger; sister-in-law, Judy Wright; many beloved cousins, and lifelong friends.

Visitation and Funeral will be Tuesday, February 23,2021 at the
First United Presbyterian Church, 201 Church Street, Collinsville, IL, with visitation from 10:00am until 1:00pm, followed by the funeral service at 1:00pm, with Pastor Zachary Lysdahl officiating.
Social distancing and masks will be required. Guests are encouraged to keep their visit brief to allow for everyone to pay their respects as they are limited to 50 people in the church Sanctuary.

Burial will be immediately following in S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Collinsville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to First United Presbyterian Church, Collinsville, IL, where Jessie was a member; or Glenwood Cemetery, Collinsville, IL, where Jessie's parents are buried; and memorials can be mailed to the funeral home.

Allan & Ciuferi Funeral Home, 314 Main Street, Collinsville, IL 62234 is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.acfuneral.com.

For those wishing to view the service via Zoom, please go to:
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Visitation

Tuesday

23

Feb

10:00 AM 2/23/2021 10:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 2/23/2021 1:00:00 PM
First United Presbyterian Church

201 East Church Street
Collinsville, Illinois 62234

First United Presbyterian Church
201 East Church Street Collinsville 62234 Illinois
United States

Service

Tuesday

23

Feb

1:00 PM 2/23/2021 1:00:00 PM
First United Presbyterian Church

201 East Church Street
Collinsville, Illinois 62234

First United Presbyterian Church
201 East Church Street Collinsville 62234 Illinois
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

S. S. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

636 East Main Street
Collinsville , IL 62234

636 East Main Street Collinsville 62234 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

First United Presbyterian Church

201 East Church Street
Collinsville, IL 62234

Glenwood Cemetery

c/o 201 East Church Street
Collinsville, IL 62234
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