Emily Kay Wright, (nee: Burleson) of O’Fallon, MO, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the age of 77. Beloved wife of Phillip Wright; cherished daughter of the late John and Letha Burleson; dear sister of the late Sue Bunting. Devoted mother of Kimberly Ham and Johnna (Stuart) Scarborough; loving grandmother of Maghan (Adam) Kitchen, Justin (Vanessa) Johnson, Jamie (Jacob) Frank, Whitney Jackson, Miranda (Justin) Adams, and Jeff Scarborough; great grandmother of Layla, Makayla, Jack, Allison, Kaylynn, and Elijah; dear sister of Jerry (Janie) Burleson and Joe (Judy) Burleson.
Emily retired from the Fort Zumwalt School District as a teacher’s aid. She was also a faithful member of West End Church of Christ. Emily loved to spend time with family, especially with her grandchildren. She loved baking, sewing, the Cardinals, and was constantly serving others. Emily and Phillip were married for 60 wonderful years. Emily was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Memorials may be made in Emily 's name to Paragould Children Home.