Lynwood Earl Wright

November 1, 1942February 21, 2021

Lynwood Earl Wright, 78, of Madison Heights passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Myrtle Campbell Wright. Born November 1, 1942, in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Earl Blankenship Wright and the late Callie Coleman Wright.

Lynwood was a retired air brakeman for Buncha Rail Car Service and a member of Harvestfield Pentecostal Assembly. He was also an evangelist serving throughout the east coast.

Lynwood is survived by his three children, Sherry W. Ondrick of Madison Heights, Helen L. Faulconer of Madison Heights and Larry D. Lawhorne and his wife Sue of Appomattox; seven grandchildren, Brandy (A.R.), Tim, Laramie, Melissa (Billy), Lorrie (David), Dustin (Alexia) and Skylar; ten great grandchildren, Jake, Christian, T.J., Clara, Christopher, Karly, Kayley, Kenzleigh, Cypress and Tobias; and other loving family members and friends, including: Billy Bailess of Madison Heights and Mickey Tyree of Madison Heights.

A funeral service will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 25, 2021, at Whitten Monelison Chapel with the Rev. Elsie Butler and Bishop S.Y. Younger officiating. Entombment will follow at Briarwood Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. There will be no visitation hours at the funeral home.

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Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family, (434) 929-5712.


  • Earl Blankenship Wright, Father (deceased)
  • Callie Coleman Wright, Mother (deceased)
  • Myrtle Campbell Wright, Wife (deceased)
  • Sherry W. Ondrick, Daughter
  • Helen L. Faulconer, Daughter
  • Larry D. Lawhorne (Sue), Son
  • Brandy (A.R.), Tim, Laramie, Melissa (Billy), Lorrie (David), Dustin (Alexia) & Skylar, Grandchildren
  • Jake, Christian, T.J., Clara, Christopher, Karly, Kayley, Kenzleigh, Cypress & Tobias, Great Grandchildren
  • Billy Bailess, Friend
  • Mickey Tyree, Friend

  • Jake Goff
  • Laramie Lawhorne
  • Dustin Campbell
  • Everett Coleman
  • David Sigmon
  • Larry Lawhorne


25 February

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Whitten Monelison Chapel

Madison Heights, Virginia


Lynwood Earl Wright

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Vickie Giangualano

February 24, 2021

It was always so special when Lynwood and Myrtle would arrive to share a meal with the family. I can still hear Lynwood's booming voice as they joined in, and Myrtle's laughter with the funny stories I always loved to hear around the table. His bold, clear voice saying a prayer before the meal was always a blessing to everyone.

The family and friends Christmas dinners that Lynwood was so gracious to put together at the Ruritan Club down the street from Mom and Dad, complete with that good ole live country music, is something I'll also always cherish.

What a reunion he's having in Heaven right now, together again with his beloved Myrtle. My prayers and love are with you all at this difficult time.

Phyllis & John Bonaccolta

February 24, 2021

I will always cherish the memories of Lynwood,and Myrtle, Uncle Earl and Aunt Callie visiting us in New Jersey each Easter, and the time we all went to New York together with Buddy and Carolyn. Always enjoyed being together and have too many memories of the times shared at Uncle Earl and Aunt Callie's when all the family would gather.

May your cherished memories bring smiles through the tears you shed at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Becky Christian

February 23, 2021

I am sorry to hear of Brother Wright’s passing he was a true friend and a worker for God. I first met him when he came to Powhatan Va for a tent revival our family became his family and his ours. He did performed my wedding. We loved Lynwood and Myrtle with all our hearts. Praise God they are together again shouting all over Heaven love and prayers to the family
R. I.P. My friend we will miss you.

Holly Ondrick

February 23, 2021

I am So Sorry for Your Loss. May God be with you all during your time of need. Bless You All.🙏🙏

Jeff Wade

February 22, 2021

It is with deep sadness that we learn of the passing of Bro. Linwood. He was a true brother in the Lord and a great friend. His memory will be cherished. May God bless Sherri and the family according to His will.