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Esther Roberson Wright

Esther Roberson Wright of 1630 Cratt Road, Williamston, died at Brinton Woods Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Center in Sykesville, Md., on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at Macedonia Christian Church in Williamston on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Greg Sexton and Dolan Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Williamston. Mrs. Wright was a member of Macedonia Christian Church.
Mrs. Wright was born in Gates County on Dec. 11, 1923. She was the daughter of Tommie L. and Creola Harrison Roberson. She grew up in the Bear Grass area of Martin County. She graduated from Bear Grass High School as valedictorian of her class and attended Louisburg College where she was a member of Alpha Pi Epsilon Honor Society. She was employed by the National Security Agency (NSA) for 32 years as an accomplished cryptologic analyst. Upon retirement, she returned to the Bear Grass area and worked as a part time tax consultant for over 20 years.
She married Elbert C. Wright of Hampton, Ariz., on Sept. 1, 1954, who preceded her in death in November 1996.
Mrs. Wright is survived by a son, Edward L. Wright and wife Donna of Westminster, Md.; a daughter, Debra E. Wright of Rockville, Md.; and two grandsons, Michael W. Wright of Sterling, Va., and Eric G. Wright of Marblehead, Mass. She is also survived by one stepdaughter, Donna Bourgeois and husband Bernie of Collierville, Tenn.; one stepdaughter-in-law, Joyce Wright of Maumelle, Ark.; and three step-grandsons, Wade Bourgeois of Alexandria, La., Judd Bourgeois of Simi Valley, Calif., and Clayton Wright of Maumelle, Ark. She is also survived by one brother, Russell Roberson and wife Nan of Williamston, and one sister-in-law, Mary Roberson of Greensboro.
She was preceded in death by two brothers: Jack Roberson and Paul Roberson. She also has four devoted nephews: Michael Roberson, Russell Roberson, Gary Roberson and Graham Roberson; and two devoted nieces, Amy Jinette and Jennifer Roberson.
The family will receive visitors at Biggs Funeral Home at 302 W. Main St., Williamston, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Macedonia Christian Church Building Fund or Bear Grass Fire Department.