My great grandmother Nona Skipper Wright was born on May 5, 1892 in Woodruff County, Arkansas to Jacob and Josie Skipper. She was the wife of Oscar Wright and the mother of twelve children. She was a member of Eason Chapel Methodist Church and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Mama Nona was my only great grandparent that I was able to meet. She was in a nursing home the majority of my childhood. But I do remember going to her house in Patterson, Arkansas when I was young. My only memory of her not in a nursing home was of her sitting on her front porch waiting on us to arrive for a visit during the summer. Mama Nona raised and cared for her eleven children as well as many of her grandchildren. Her love and devotion for her family has been a strong foundation for many generations. Our family continues to celebrate Mama Nona’s life and love every two years by having a family reunion in her honor. These reunions ensure that her story is not forgotten and her legacy continues to shine.