Ellen Ruth Perkins Wright, age 66 of LaFollette, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 24, 2023 at her residence. She was born January 22, 1957 in Jacksboro to the late Roy and Monnie (Sweeney) Perkins. Ellen was a member of Valley Fellowship Church of God. She was a loving wife of 45 years, a wonderful mother, grandmother that enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. Ellen worked at St. Mary’s Hospital, now known as Tennova LaFollette Medical Center as a LPN.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, John Paul Perkins.

She is survived by her loving husband, Thomas Wright of LaFollette; her son, Thomas Israel Wright of LaFollette; Rachel Beth Wright of LaFollette; her brothers, Eddie Perkins and wife Darlene of LaFollette, Stanley Perkins and wife Barbara of Maryville, Ricky Perkins and wife Sybil of LaFollette, Mark Perkins and wife, Heidi of Knoxville; her sister, Melissa Branam and husband Donny of LaFollette; her grandchildren, Harley and Jaycob; several nieces, nephews, and host of other relatives and friends.

Services are cancelled per the family’s request.

The family has entrusted the care of Ellen Ruth Perkins Wright to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where Families Matter Most.”

Ellen’s guest book may be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com.