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Janet Karen Wright



Janet Karen Shatley Wright, 68, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021 at her residence.


She was born June 05, 1952 in Ashe County to the late Guy and Ethel Coldiron Shatley.


Janet was a strong Christian woman, and she was a member of Faith Fellowship Church in Newdale. She was one of the first to graduate from Mars Hill University with a degree in Social Services. In addition to her career in social services, she also was a daycare manager, real estate appraiser, and a dental assistant. She truly loved people and working with them. Janet, who can be described as “little miss know it all,” also played the piano. She was a very bright and talented lady who had a passion for crafts. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and daughter and will be missed by all.


She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Gerald Wright; son, Sterling Scott Pennington; one grandchild, Ezra Sterling Pennington; three siblings, Bonnie Shatley, Tammie Lazeau (Jon), and Terry Shatley (Rita); and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.


A celebration of Janet’s life will be held at a later date. The details will be announced once finalized.




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Gerald I am so sorry to hear about Janet. My prayers for peace and comfort for you.

Beverly Dulaney May 5 2021 12:00 AM

Janet - an amazing friend & a cherished sister in the Faith! She brought "life and laughter" to everyone she was around. She was an optimistic person, despite the many health challenges she faced, and she always prayed and trusted God, giving Him praise for His many blessings!. It was an honor to share the same church family. .Until we meet again in our FOREVER home, we will miss Janet greatly, but will treasure the memories of times shared together.
Prayers for God's peace and strength for Gearld and all of her family.

Teresa (Eric) Young May 4 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.

Betty McKinney May 3 2021 12:00 AM