Cabral, Johnnie-Mae U., 81, passed away peacefully on November 17th, 2020. She was born in Providence, RI on May 16th, 1939 to Pauline Gaul and Arthur David Wright Sr., who preceed her. She was the sister of the late Arthur David Wright Jr and is survived by her sisters Colleen Parrot, Janice Randall, and Joyce Randall-Wright; her son Charles Cabral; granddaughters Bernadette Tavares, Chantae Cabral, and Olivia Riley; her great-grandsons Timoy Stitchell Jr. and A’Keem Stitchell, and a long list of relatives, friends, church and work family; all whom she loved very dearly. Johnnie-Mae was a long time member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, where she served as a Deaconess, on the Usher Board, and as a Sunday School Teacher. She loved blue crabs and enjoyed telling stories about chasing for grandchildren with them, before eating them. She was a lover of black history novels. She was an amazing bowler “in her day” and had a great love for sports: Tennis, Football, and Basketball… In that order. She loved the Williams Sisters, particularly Serena, was a fan of the Giants and fond of the Browns, and a fan of Lebron James. If you knew her you knew, she was vocal about NOT being a fan of any Boston or New England Teams and would gladly tell you why. She retired in 2018 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Conservation and Recreation, where she served as a Contract Specialist for over 30 years. She loved to travel and was particularly happy when Obama was elected as president and even more delighted to attend the inauguration. She would give you the shirt off of her back. Though…. you would hear about it. She had an amazing smile that could light the room, a laugh that could tickle your spirit, and that special “look” to let you know that she meant business. She will be missed dearly.
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