Celia Wright Coker passed away on January 16, 2019 with her family gathered around her. An Atlanta native, she was born July 13, 1941 to parents M. Douglas Wright and Minnie Sue Benson Wright, graduated from Northside High School, attended North Georgia College for two years and graduated from the University of Georgia. She was a lifetime Georgia Tech fan. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Travis Coker, and children Sheila Gillispie (Scott), Diana Coker, and Alan Coker (Brandi), grandchildren Travis and Eleanor Gillispie and Robert and Sophia Coker and brother, Brian Wright, and step-mother, Bobbye Wright. Reading, visiting historic places and spending time with her family were some of her favorite ways to spend her time. She was a fabulous wife, mother and Southern cook. She was quick to laugh and had a sharp wit tempered with the ability to say what you needed to hear when you needed to hear it. She will be sorely missed. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 11:00 am at Chamblee First UMC Church in Chamblee. In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation in her memory to Tapestry Public Charter School. Arrangements made by Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel- 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com

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  1. We met as freshmen at North Georgia College (now University of North Georgia) and were friends ever after. We thought the same way. Once we studied for an exam together and got exactly the same score. I’m glad about the experiences we shared and will miss her.

  2. Travis, Sheila, Scott, and kids, our hearts are with you. We loved Celia and will miss her so much. She was such a kind-hearted person, and we will never forget her.

  3. Celia, We will miss you so! We will always remember your sweet smile, your kindness, and the joy you brought into our lives. Memories of you will live forever in our hearts. Travis, Sheila & Scott, Diana, Alan & Brandi, and children–you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all so much. David, Shirley, and Christopher

  4. The world needs many many more folks like Celia. If that were true the world would be a better place by far. She served her Wright Ken for years, directing their activities especially at Reunion time. Rest now Celia. We love you and we miss you

  5. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. We want to express our deepest sympathy to all you from the Bevil and Puckett families.

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