Naomi Box Wright, 89, passed away July 2nd, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson, MS. Visitation was Friday, July 4 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Oliver Funeral Home. Funeral services were 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 5 at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, and burial followed in Woods Springs Cemetery in Choctaw County.
Naomi was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Box; a son Anthony Box; brothers: Clifton Edwards and Gerald Edwards; sisters: Pauline Walley and Thelma McIntire. She is survived by two daughters: Thalia (Wendell) Neal of Brandon, MS, and Pattie “Fran” (Faustino) Mendoza; two sons: Thurman (Carol) Box of Winona, MS, and Robert Box of Ackerman, MS; fourteen grandchildren; and nineteen great grandchildren.
Naomi, a retired LPN, lived in Grenada, MS with her daughter and son-in-law, Fran and Faustino Mendoza. She loved to read, garden, and spend time with her family. She was known and loved by her grandchildren and great grandchildren as “Mamaw Box”.
Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of all arrangements.