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 http://theexaminer.com/stories/news/growing-%E2%80%98community%E2%80%99-heart-hometown-girl

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