Annie Pauline Wright

December 22, 1926 – August 24, 2021

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Meridian, MS – Annie Pauline Wright, 94, passed away on August 24, 2021 at Rush Specialty Hospital in Meridian, MS. She was born December 22, 1926 in Vanvleet, Mississippi to the late Annie Hilma Smith and the late William Thomas Young. She was a Telephone Operator for 20 years and in 1946 she married the love of her life, James “Buddy” Wright. After 60 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on May 15, 2005.

Annie Pauline was the most loving wife, mother and grandmother anyone could ask for. She enjoyed cooking for her family, but even more so, she enjoyed playing with her grand babies and great grand babies. Anyone that knew Annie Pauline would also tell you what an avid Atlanta Braves fan she was as well as just how independent she was. She will dearly be missed by many.

Graveside services will be Friday, August 27, 2021, 12:00 pm at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point with Brother Dale Funderburg officiating. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is honored with handling the arrangements.

Visitation will be 10:30 – 11:30 am prior to service at Calvert Funeral Home.

Survivors include one daughter, Jamie Smith of Meridian; 6 grandchildren, Haley Monroe (Jason), Adam Rippie (Haley), Blake Smith (Emily), Corbett Rippie and Jason Rippie; 10 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband; her parents; one daughter, Paula Rippie; one grandson, Kendall Shawn Rippie; 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Pallbearers will be Jody Davis, Cameron Latham, Ross Moore and Colby Latham.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 560 E. Broad St., West Point, MS 39773 or to Highland Baptist Church, 3400 27th St., Meridian, MS 39305.

Friends may leave an online condolence at


AUG 27.
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Calvert Funeral Home

27600 East Main Street

West Point, MS 39773

Graveside Service

AUG 27.
12:00 PM

Greenwood Cemetery

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