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Estelle M. July

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Date published: 5/8/2014

Estelle M. July

Estelle M. July, 91, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014.

She was born to Mamie and Eddie Ellis in Spotsylvania County. At a young age, she joined First New Hope Baptist Church, Spotsylvania.

As a teenager, Estelle moved to Philadelphia. While living in Philadelphia, she met and married the late Frank E. Wright.

She later met and married the late Luther July and remained in that marriage until his death in 2001.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Luther; sisters Ethel and Dorothy; brothers George, James Henry, Calvin and William; and son Warren.

Estelle leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Albert Wright (Joyce) of Clinton Md., and James McNeil (Deborah) of Springdale, Md.; two daughters, Joyce Sully (Melvin) of Sharon Hill, Pa., and Ethel Lane (Arvin) of Wake Forest, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home, 200 Butternut Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.