Carrie Bell Dean Wright is the third daughter of seven children born April 27,1919 to Elizabeth Andrews Dean and William Dean in Blaine, Mississippi. She will be turning 100 years in a few weeks and for the celebration, her neighborhood, Washington Addition, wanted to do something special for her and thought having her house painted would be a perfect gift.
Felicia McClinton, president of Washington Addition Neighborhood Association worked with the Center for University-Based Development (CUBD) at JSU to get her house painted. CUBD supplied the resources for the project for this special day. The house was completed last week and Carrie Wright was thrilled to receive this gift.
Biography of Carrie Bell Dean Wright
Growing up on the Sunflower River in Riverdale, MS as a child, Carrie loved fishing. Carrie has a lovely voice and enjoys singing. She grew up in the church as a member of Sweet Kingdom Baptist Church singing and teaching Sunday school. In 1949, Carrie and the Dean and Andrews family moved from Riverdale, MS to Jackson, MS and became a resident of the Washington Addition neighborhood.
Carrie has always enjoyed working outside of her home. She worked in various occupations, most of time in factories. In 1962, she started working for Foster Grandparents programs. She was among the first group of Foster Grandparents to work in the state of Mississippi and Carrie worked thirty plus years as a Foster Grandparent. She retired in 2015 at the age of 96.
Carrie was happily married to George Wright for many years. Carrie has two children Addie H. Jennings and Williams Earl Dean. Four Grandchildren Derrick Jennings, Sabrina Jennings Frazier, Dwight Jennings and Helena Jennings Fisher. Seven great-Grandchildren: Quinton L.Frazier, Lynn Jennings Barron, Whitney A. Jennings, Jillian N.Jennings, Sean Fisher Jr., Ethan Fisher and Aiden Fisher and Two great-great Grandchildren: Derek Barron and Aliya Barron.
Carrie Bell Dean Wright is the oldest living member of the Dean and Andrews Family. Carrie’s motto is “THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK.”