Roxie Mae Dollman Wright, 79, of Fincastle, passed Sunday, June 20, 2021 at Pheasant Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Preceded in death by her son, Jr., and survived by her daughter, Priscilla (Nipper), Roxie is known to many as Roxie “Go” Wright in her hometown of Flatwoods, Fincastle. Also known as Maw to her Bethie Lou, Alley Cat, Mandy Jo, Bay, Annagail and Alizabeth. Maw loved being on the go as much as she loved her family. Seriously, if the wheels were rolling, she was in it. Roxie worked as a seamstress for Halmode Apparel in Roanoke. In her later years, you could find her at Doc’s Deli in Troutville, where she would serve you up some of her heavenly sausage gravy. It’s a fan favorite to her family. To hear her tell it, that’s the only reason she was asked to come to the beach every year. The truth is, the sausage gravy was a side dish and spending time with her was the main course.
When most people her age are retired, Roxie would be at Quick-Ette in Fincastle at 4:30 a.m. making biscuits from scratch to start your day off with a smile. Maw loved listening to live music and she would have an extra chair waiting for you at the VFW, Buchanan Carnival, bluegrass in Eagle Rock, and country music concerts. George Jones was her absolute favorite, even when he was a “No Show Jones.” Roxie had the best sayings which were complimented by her quick wit and will be carried down for generations.
To know her was to love her. She would make you blush, laugh and cry all at the same time. Maw’s family will cherish every minute they had with her. Thank you for being the perfect Maw for us. You were always enough.
A private graveside service was conducted at Pleasant Dale Memorial Park.