Lillian E. Wright, 83

Garment worker

February 12, 2008

Lillian E. Wright, a retired garment worker who held an office in her union, died of congestive heart failure Feb. 5 at the Genesis Healthcare Loch Raven Center. The Randallstown resident was 83.

Lillian Elizabeth Harris was born in Baltimore and raised on East Eager Street. She attended Dunbar High School and later earned her GED diploma. In 1975, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Antioch College.

For many years she worked the London Fog raincoat factory in Woodberry and was an member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union, where she served a term as local president.

Mrs. Wright was active in the Baptist church and its Congress of Christian Education.

Her husband of 53 years, Samuel Wright, died in 2002.

Services will be held at 10:45 a.m. tomorrow at Faith Baptist Church, 833 N. Bond St., where she had been a member for more than 70 years and belonged to numerous committees.

Survivors include a son, Raymond Harris of Perry Hall; a daughter, Sandra Wright of Catonsville; two sisters, Mary F. Brown and Thelma Davis, both of Baltimore; and two granddaughters.

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