Eunice Marie Blaylock was born June 3, 1925 to James M. Wright and Myrtle Russell. Eunice was the longest survivor of 12 children. She was the matriarch of her family, the title of which she wore very proudly.
Eunice spent her early years in Pulaski, Tennessee. She moved to Akron, Ohio in the early 1940s where she completed her school years achieving many certificates and accomplishments. She worked in various occupations mastering cooking, sewing, upholstering, and interior decorating, to name a few.
Eunice met the love of her life, Lewis L. Blaylock in the early 1950s, and their union lasted until his untimely departure in October 1986. Although they had no biological children, she nurtured and raised many nieces, nephews, and foster children.
Lewis and Eunice moved to 600 Grace Ave. where she resided for more than 60 years. Eunice was a pillar in her community, a loving neighbor and friend known to many simply as “Auntie”.
Eunice loved the Lord and accepted Christ at very early age. She was an active member of Mt. Haven Missionary Baptist Church for many years and a faithful participant serving in many capacities at Bethel Christian Fellowship pastored by Elder James R. Wright Sr. She was best known in the church for her exquisite cooking.
Eunice enjoyed life having traveled from coast to coast and abroad. She had many hobbies, bowling, gardening, sewing and her all-time favorite “FISHING”.
Eunice was preceded in death by her father, James M. Wright; mother, Myrtle Russell-Wright; three siblings in infancy, Robert W., William Henry, Mattie L., Mary A., Vernice A., Clarice F., Minnie E. (Al), Helen E; and best friend and sister-in-law, Bertha M. Bryson. She is survived by one foster sister, Shirley Malone (John); and a host of other nieces and nephews.
Eunice suffered a lengthy illness from which she departed this life on March 7, 2020. She spent the last year of her life under the loving care and support of her beloved nephew, James R. Wright Sr. During her final months she was surrounded by family, friends, and support groups Aspire, Heartland. and Summa.