Jean Wright

Dec. 28, 1940 –

Dec. 30, 2011

Jean Wright, 71, of Waxahachie passed away early Friday morning Dec. 30, 2011, at her home.  She was born Dec. 28, 1940, in Palestine, Texas, to James Wesley and Rosa Viola (Howard) Files. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and wife.

Survivors include three daughters: Debra Wright Brand and Steve McInally, Kathy Draeger and husband, Mitchell, all of Waxahachie, and Lisa Perkins and husband, John, of Red Oak; one step-son, Phillip J. Butler and wife, Deborah; grandchildren: B.J. Parten, Stephanie Scott, Brittany Parten, Alex O’Daniel, Christopher O’Daniel, Mallory Perkins and John Perkins IV; great-grandchildren: Allie Parten, Zachary Parten, Shaylee Scott and Jackson Scott; four brothers, Jack H. Files of San Diego, Calif., Calvin H. Files, Pat Files both of Nyland, Calif. and Wesley Files of Mabank; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Durwood Wright; brother, Marvin Files and sister, Margie Guthrie.

The family will receive friends from 6- 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in the chapel of Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home with the Rev. Royce Barker officiating. Interment will follow at the Ferris Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be B.J. Parten, Alex O’Daniel, Christopher O’Daniel, John Perkins IV, Joe Scott and Keith Wisakowsky. Honorary pallbearer will be Jeremiah Ieppert.

Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.