Alta Belle Wright Bristo

Published 10:35 am Monday, January 15, 2018

Funeral services for Alta Belle Wright Bristo, 75, of Monroe, La. were held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Whites Ferry Road Church of Christ, West Monroe, La.  Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Mrs. Bristo passed from this life Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 in Monroe while in the presence of her sons.

Mrs. Bristo was born in Clarksdale, Miss., on May 13, 1942. She is the Daughter of James Vardeman Wright and Ellen Samuels Wright.  She was a 1960 graduate of University High in Oxford, Miss., and Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas in 1975.

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She was a member of the marching band at the University of Mississippi, as well as the Big Purple band at Abilene Christian University.

Alta married Larry Eugene Bristo of Lamesa, Texas on Jan. 28, 1962 in Mississippi. Alta spent her professional career as a home economics teacher in the state of Texas. Most of this career was at Forsan High School, in Forsan, Texas.

She was an active member of Whites Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, La. She was also a volunteer for CASA and a substitute teacher at Ouachita Christian School in Monroe, La.  Throughout her life, she was active in prison ministry and benevolent work for those in need. Her passion was helping mentor younger women through her nurturing spirit and financial support.

Alta is preceded in death by her husband, Larry. Her survivors include her three sons and their spouses:  James Cullen Bristo of Dallas, Texas, Daniel Gene Bristo of Monroe, La, and Benjamin Judd Bristo of Clermont, Fla. Her grandchildren include Katie Nicole Bristo Franklin, Braden James Bristo, Jeremy Daniel Bristo, Anna Caroline Bristo, and Elizabeth Diane Bristo.  Her siblings include:  Sisters, Mary Ellen Wright Murphy and Edna Earle Wright and her brother, James Vardeman Wright.

Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe, La.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ouachita Christian School, Monroe, La.

A special thanks goes to the staff of Avalon Place for their loving professional care.

Alta will be remembered through the legacy of service and surrender to the will of Christ that she instilled in her family and that will be seen for generations to come.