Shirley Wright Bratton

Shirley Wright Bratton

Shirley Ann Wright (Wiseman) Bratton, 80, of Irmo, South Carolina, passed peacefully to her Heavenly home Oct. 4, 2019. She was born Oct. 9, 1938, in Drexel, North Carolina, to the late Boyce Raymond “B.R.” Wright and Wilma Elizabeth (McNeely) Wright.

Shirley retired from the South Carolina Department of Corrections as an accountant. She loved her devoted daughter, her family and her little dog, Scarlet Rose Wiseman. Shirley enjoyed traveling, especially to the Biltmore House in Asheville. She also loved researching her ancestry, working in her flower gardens and collecting dolls. 

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Janet Elizabeth Wiseman, of Irmo; her sister, Sabra Kay Wright Robinson (Larry), of Bakersville; her two brothers, Charles Thomas Wright (Viola), of Knoxville, Tennessee, and James Dennis “PeeWee” Wright, of North Carolina; and her uncle, Dr. Gerald McNeely, of Spartanburg, South Carolina. 

She is survived also by a special cousin, Freddie Michael Setzer, of Drexel; special nephews, David Adam Grindstaff (Lois), of Lincolnton, and James Erick Singleton (Angie), of Bakersville; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her sister, Scottie Sue Wright Singleton; and her brother, Boyce R. “Bill” Wright.

There will be a Memorial Service at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Mount Calvary Freewill Baptist Church, 86 Brushy Creek Road, Spruce Pine, NC, 28777, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at

Family and friends may sign the online guest book at

Mitchell News-Journal • Oct. 9, 2019

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