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Jeffery Lea Wright

November 1, 1959October 10, 2021
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Elder Jeffery Lea Wright, 61, of Hampton, Virginia passed away on October 10th, 2021. He was preceded in death by his mother, Johnie B. Wright and brother, Rueben P. Wright.

During his time serving in the United States Army, Jeffery took part in Operation Desert Storm. He had a decorated career in the military, having been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Saudi Liberation Medial, Overseas Service Ribbon, Instructor Evaluator Training CRS, Master Aircraft Crewman Badge, Expert Marksmanship Qualification with Machinegun Bar, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, and the Sharpshooter Marksmanship Badge Rifle, M16. Afterwards, he worked for the Department of Defense as a Training Specialist.

Jeffery was a member of the Unity of Faith Church, of Hampton, Virginia. He was also active with the National Association of Sports Officials.

He was an avid history buff, gardener, and softball player. Jeffery was also passionate about volunteering for the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank, assisting the local schools PTA, feeding the homeless, and having dates with his wife at the Home Depot and Lowes.

Jeffery is survived by his wife, Deaconess Carrie R. Wright; sons, Jeffery D. Wright (J. D.), and Joshua D. Wright; father, Eddie J. Wright, Jr.; sister, Hermina Washington; nephews, Paytron Wright, Jari Washington, Calvin Washington, Deangelo Wright, and Brandon Wright; and a niece, Bray Anna Wright

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, from 6 – 8 P.M at Nelsen Funeral Home, Williamsburg. An additional visitation will also take place on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 9-11 A.M at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, with a service to follow at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Jeffery Wright, to the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank, 2101 Aluminum Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23661 – www.info@HRfoodbank.org.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

Memories

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Kenneth Gore

October 24, 2021

I met and only saw Jeffrey on the racket ball court. His infectious smile & caring demeanor were evidence of his kindness. Every time I saw him, even in defeat, he was the same. I never saw him angry. Shocked and surprised to hear of his passing, I extend my heart felt condolences to the family and may GOD keep you during your time of need.

JW SAUNDERS

October 22, 2021

Deaconess Carrie, Our prayers are with you and your family in this hour. May God comfort you all with His loving arms and supply His peace in your heart continually. Prophetess Jacquelyn W. Saunders and the WSAB Family

Lee Anna

October 21, 2021

Jeffery was my special cousin. I just can’t be long. You know I loved you an we shared things. Take your rest my cousin , I am planning to see you on the other side. I love your wife and the young men. I will miss your calls.Jean

Ivy Paige

October 21, 2021

I give my condolences to the Wright family. I will always remember the many smiles and laughter that I received from Elder Wright whenever I saw him! I give my love and prayers to Deaconess Wright and family! May God comfort you all!

Ivy Paige

Brandon Wright

October 21, 2021

Im going to miss my uncle Jeffrey. He was funny and always smiling. His children, my cousins are both so very talented . And aunt Kerry so sweet , you all will be in my prayers. I remember the laughter and the joking and ill miss the overall joy he brought to every family function .
I love you uncle Jeffrey ill miss you but I know you are in a better place. I just know he is cutting up with Granny and Daddy right now.💚

Ellen Sudderth

October 20, 2021

My Beloved brother did I love Him!! He made me mad at times until I understood that he is truly a man of God and does follow protocol, being a military wife helped me to understand as well. My brother just writing this all I can do is smile 😁!! That halfway smile 😏!! infamous eyes shifty eyes lol he would give a smile to let you know he loved you!!. And that wig!!! when he would shake his head!! And them dusty knees lol the brown impersonation was impeccable!! He would do that James brown dance lol 😆 my beloved brother in Christ you will always be remembered with a smile! Love the Wright Family to his wife we are by your side as the Lord comfort you and your family in this moment in time. Love Brother & Sister Sudds.

Wendy Arsad

October 20, 2021

I have fond memories of Deacon Wright. He was a serious person, stern, and funny all rolled up in one. A prayer warrior, a leader, and love children. He will always be remembered for his humor at church. When he wore that wig and was in character 😁 Thank you, for always caring, and praying for us.

Patrice Roberts

October 20, 2021

I remember going to visit aunt johnnie B and uncle EJ and the family when I was a kid and I hadn’t seen Jeffrey in a long time, but one thing for sure, the SMILE is exactly the same! Rest In Peace cousin Jeffrey. Praying for comfort and peace for his family🙏🏾 Patrice Hutchins Roberts

Theodora Myers

October 19, 2021

Carrie and Family,
Deepest Sympathy to you and your family in the bereavement of your husband, Jeffrey. You and your family are in my prayers. May God comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.

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