Carole Wright Aplin

Carole Wright Aplin, 75, passed away peacefully at her home in Zachary, LA on May 5, 2019, following a lengthy battle with breast cancer.

She was formerly of Aimwell and Jena. Carole was born on March 10, 1944 in Harrisonburg, to George Gratton Wright and Mattie Lee Wright. She was a 1962 graduate of Harrisonburg High School. She worked with her sister, Patsy White, in her daycare, and was retired from the Jena Walmart with 20 years service.

Carole is survived by her daughter Carla Aplin; granddaughters Mackenzie Nicole Aplin and Mallorie Lea Marceaux; and former husband Perry Aplin (Lynda). Also survived by sisters Mildred Treanor of Bakersfield, CA; Sarah Cockerham (Milton deceased) of Pineville; Patsy White of Carrollton, TX; Alice White of Denham Springs; brothers Paul Wright (Clara) of Jonesville; Donald Wright (Barbara) of Franklinton; Russell Wright (Faye deceased) of Destrehan; sister in law Earlene Huff (Albert deceased). She is also survived by multiple nieces and nephews.

Carole was preceded in death by her son Michael Glen Aplin in 2001. Also preceded by her parents, sisters Margaret Brooks and Doris Blaney; brothers Jimmy Wright and George Wright.

She was a devoted Christian and woman of faith. She attended Bird’s Creek Baptist Church, Aimwell Baptist Church, East Jena Baptist Church, and First Baptist Church of Zachary, LA. Carole found great joy in volunteering for numerous organizations. Giving and caring for others was her special gift. She saw after the elderly in her neighborhood, volunteered at local nursing homes, as well as the food bank. As her illness progressed she amazed us at the strength she gathered to continue working for God and helping those in need.

Funeral services will be held May 9 at First Baptist Church in Zachary.

Additional services will be held on May 10 at 12:00 at her childhood church, Birds Creek Baptist Church near Harrisonburg, followed by burial at Heard Cemetery in Manifest.

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