Dolores Jean (Wright) Tracewell

August 8, 1939 ~ February 15, 2022 (age 82)


Heaven was rejoicing as our precious Dolores Jean Wright Tracewell entered the gates of pearl into the arms of her Savior Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio. There to greet her also was the love of her life, Harold Neal Tracewell, whom she married October 3, 1955 and preceded her in death May 8, 2013.

Born August 8, 1939 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Earl D. and Beulah Ann (Curfman) Wright.

Dolores devoted her life to the Lord’s work as a minister’s wife for fifty-two years. A member of Bulaville Christian Church in Gallipolis, Ohio, she was active in the 3 C’s Ladies Group. During her minister’s wife’s career, she served in many capacities doing the Lord’s work.

That welcoming smile lit up the lives of all those around her, even as a Wal-Mart greeter in Gallipolis before her retirement. She loved her work as a nutritionist in a nursing home in Parkersburg, and her love of sewing grew from her work in a sewing factory.

Dolores was blessed to travel to the Holy Lands and loved travelling to the lakes of Wisconsin to watch the loons on the lake. She was an avid walker and bicyclist.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are three sons: Jefferson Tracewell, Gallipolis, Ohio; Edward (Carol) Tracewell, Parkersburg, West Virginia and David Tracewell, Roan Mountain, Tennessee; twelve grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Glen (Carolyn) Tracewell, Florida and sister-in-law, Irene (Bob) Seay, North Carolina; special friend, Linda Lear and her beloved little poodle, Brandi.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded by grandson, Edward Tracewell, Jr.; brothers Virgil, Charles, Earl Jr., Oles, Dale, Darrel and Elmer Wright; sister, Helen Spraggs and sister-in-law, Mary Ann Griffith.

The family would like to thank the staff at Abbyshire Rehabilitation Center for their loving care of Dolores – she loved them dearly and told them so quite often. Also, thank you to the staff of Holzer Medical Center for their care during her final stage of life.

Funeral services will be conducted Noon Monday, February 21, 2022 in the Bulaville Christian Church, Gallipolis, Ohio with Pastor Bob Hood officiating. Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire, Ohio. Friends and family may call at the church Monday 11:00 AM to the Noon service time.

The McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, is honored to serve the Tracewell Family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Dolores’ Memory be made to Bulaville Christian Church c/o Linda Lear, 607 Colonial Drive Bidwell, Ohio 45614.

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February 21, 2022

11:00 AM to TBD
Bulaville Christian Church
23387 Johnson Ridge Road
Gallipolis, OH 45631

Funeral Service
February 21, 2022

12:00 PM
Bulaville Christian Church
23387 Johnson Ridge Road
Gallipolis, OH 45631

February 21, 2022

Gravel Hill Cemetery
SR 7
Cheshire, OH 45621


Bulaville Christian Church c/o Linda Lear
607 Colonial Drive, Bidwell OH 45614

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