Margaret Roach Wright

June 17, 1928 - November 6, 2010
Margaret Roach Wright


Margi Wright went to be with her Lord on November 6, 2010. Born in Kansas City, MO in 1928, she was an elegant and graceful Christian lady who never lost her youthful spirit. She had a special gift for friendship among young and old, made friends faster, and kept them longer, than almost anyone. Margi brought a special warmth and exuberance to every occasion, touching everyone with her effervescent laugh.

Wife and mother, she loved tennis, swimming, dogs and travel. Margi graduated from Southern Methodist University and became an elementary school teacher. She was a licensed pilot and an active member of the 99’s – a women’s flying club inspired by Amelia Earhart.

Margi loved her birthplace, Kansas City and was active there in keeping “everything up to date” and enjoyed her role as a tour guide. Moving to Wilmington in 2004 to be near relatives, she greatly appreciated the charm of North Carolina, dear friends and her strong church community.

Margi is preceded in death by her parents Leon Roach and Venice Sleichter Roach and infant son Craig.

Survivors include her former husband, James R. Wright of Kansas City, their three daughters: Lisa of Portland, OR and Leslie and Rebecca of New York City; two grandchildren Io Tillett-Wright and Henry Wright Nye both of New York City; brother Leon (Lee) Roach of Las Vegas, NV and a sister Mildred (Milli) Meehan and her husband James of Wilmington; nieces, nephews and extended family.

Everyone who knew her will miss Margi’s bright smile and keen interest in life and people.

A celebration of Margi’s life will be held at 11 AM, Thursday, November 11, 2010 at Myrtle Grove Evangelical Presbyterian Church on Piner Road. Margi will be interred in Kansas City at a later time where a memorial service will be held.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Myrtle Grove Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

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  • November 09, 2010
    Michael and Phyllis Wesolowski says:
    Phyllis and I have never had a neighbor who was as thoughtful and nice as you. Our prayers for you are to rest in the arms of Our Savior and live forever in his protection

  • November 10, 2010
    Susan Danner Fenske says:
    I will miss Margi's wonderful smile and finding a bible verse in my coat pocket after a family dinner. :-) She taught me about about grace and love of family. Peace and blessings to her beautiful daughters and family.

  • November 23, 2010
    Kathy Minor Selig says:
    Lisa,Leslie and Becky, So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My parents still live on Nall Dr. and called to let me know. I have a lot of memories of being in your home and your mom always made me feel very welcomed. Lisa, I remember a trip to the Ozarks and I got sick on the way home. Your folks were very kind. A lot of time has passed, but your family is a part of my childhood memories. Take care, Kathy Minor Selig

  • November 08, 2010
    Joe & Betty DiCostanzo says:
    Dear Family, During this time of loss, may God's daily presence minister to your every need. With Deepest Sympathy, Joe & Betty DiCostanzo, Friends from Kansas that moved to SC.

  • November 08, 2010
    sandi gaither says:
    I know you are dancing in Heaven, these should be tears of joy, just give me a little more time and they will be. What a blessing to have visited this past October and what a reminder that our times are in God's hands. lovingly, sandig