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Flossie Wright

July 29, 1947 ~ March 29, 2018 (age 70)

Flossie Luvenia (Juan) Wilson-McMurray Wright was affectionately known to the family as Juan, the fourth of five children born to the loving parents of the Late Bishop Freeman Wilson and Mother Luvenia Wilson of South Park, PA.  She received her formal education in Snowden Township School District now known as South Park Township.  While in high school she participated in the school chorus and was loved by all of her friends and classmates.  Flossie received an Associate's Degree from Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA, where she served as the President of the Black Student Union.  She adopted the saying "if you want friends show yourself to be friendly".  Flossie had an outgoing personality and the friends she made were lifetime friends.

After graduation, Flossie relocated to Harrisburg, PA where she resided with her maternal aunt, Norma J. Allen.  She was employed with the Harrisburg Public Schools and after one year she relocated to Washington, DC to live with her sister, the late M. Penny Massey.  While in Washington, DC she met and married Mason McAudrey McMurray and to this union two children were born, Mason McAudrey III and Luvenia Lynette.  Flossie relocated back to South Park, PA and started working as a nurse's aide and was certified to administer  medication to patients.  Flossie realized she had a mission in life helping people.  Sadly the marriage to Mason ended and Flossie met and married the late Ralph Terry who she loved dearly and provided care for him throughout his illness.  With the help of her friend Brenda Lockley, Flossie started working for Equibank now Pittsburgh National Bank as a teller.  She excelled and became head teller at  the main office in downtown Pittsburgh.  Flossie was admired by he co-workers, highly respected by her supervisors, valued by customers, was well liked by all and enjoyed her position at the bank.

Flossie accepted Christ at an early age under the pastorate of the Late Bishop Freeman Wilson, Church of The Living God, Library, PA and was gifted to sing.  As a child she sang in the church choir with family and friends.  She was very active in the church and worked wherever her hands were needed.  She served as Sunday School Teacher, Praise Leader and was appointed as President of the Youth Department, Pittsburgh, PA area for the Church of the Living God.  Under the pastorate of the late M. Penny Massey (sister) she was appointed a Deacon for the church.  After the passing of Elder M. Penny Massey, Flossie moved her membership to Mt. Zion Baptist Church,  South Park, PA.  While at Mt. Zion, Flossie was a part of the Praise Team and the Women ministries and her sweet spirit blessed the congregation.

Flossie participated in a grief program at St. Clair Hospital and was asked if she would minister to others who were having a hard time dealing with the loss of their loved ones.  She gladly accepted the assignment and agreed to minister in the grief department where she was very valuable to the program.  Flossie was very active in community service and with the mission of the late M. Penny Massey (No Walls Ministry) helped to organize Melting Pot Ministries along with five other churches in the area.  The mission was to form a community program to address the needs of children in the area who were having difficulties in school.  Flossie worked tirelessly to help make tje program a success by praying and working where-ever her hands were needed.  She was appointed as the Chairman of the Board and served until she was no longer able due to her illness.  She never complained and loved being of service to the community.  Flossie was also a member of the Black Association of South Hills (BASH).

Flossie loved crafts and she became interested in floral arranging.  She made beautiful arrangements and other crafts and loved beautifying and decorating her home and helping others beautify their homes by giving suggestions and making arrangements for them as well.

Flossie was a loving mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend.  She will be missed by her family, church family and friends.

She leaves to celebrate her life Son, Deacon Mason McMurray III (Stephanie), South Park, PA,  Daughter, Luvenia L. Terry, Hopewell, VA, Loving Mother Luvenia M. Wilson, Los Angeles, CA, SIster, Wanda Jean Wilson Fielding (Quincy) Los Angeles, CA, Jeanne Melvin-Martin (Milton), Grandchildren: Charles (Virgen) Wright II, Amber McMurray and Brandon McMurray, South Park, PA, Billie Hare, VA, Izaiah Terry and Amera Lee, Hopewell, VA, Niece (god daughter) De'Wanda M. White, Waldorf, MD.  Nephews, Elder C. Maurice Massey (Orissa), Forestville, MD, D'Von Ricky Massey (Melva), Waldorf, MD,  Freeman Wilson III (Godchild), Bryan Edney, Dallas, TX.  Aunt, Elder Norma J. Allen, HArrisburg, PA, Uncle, Lorenzo Harris, Marianna, PA, Great nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of relatives and friends.

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