Councilwoman Gethrel "Get" Williams-Wright dies at 78

Councilwoman Gethrel "Get" Williams-Wright

Longtime councilwoman and community leader Gethrel "Get" Williams-Wright passed away overnight at a Beaumont hospital Feb. 18. 

Self-described as a "homegrown tomato," Williams-Wright was a native of Beaumont and a graduate of Charlton-Pollard High School. According to her biography on the City Council website, Councilwoman Williams-Wright and late husband Cornelius D. Williams are the proud parents of five children, three daughters and two sons; one grandson and three granddaughters. After Cornelius passed, she married Lt. Col. Clinton Wright on July 17, 2004.

The Examiner featured Williams-Wright last year during Black History Month. In the interview, she shared her wisdom and related some of her biggest challenges and fondest memories. The article may be viewed at