Isaac Wright

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Isaac N. "Ike" Wright Jr.YORK - Mr. Isaac N. "Ike" Wright, Jr., 65, of 10 Hunter Street, York, S.C., passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, S.C. Born April 14, 1948, in York, he was a son of the late Isaac "Fine" and Katherine Few Wright. Mr. Wright, most affectionately known as Ike or Ikey to his friends and the community, was a 1965 Graduate of Jefferson High School. He received his undergraduate education at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., where he studied mathematics. He also received his Master's Degree in math and business from Winthrop College in 1971. Following school, he taught in the Clover School District for several years, as well as at Friendship Baptist College in Rock Hill. He later received his licensure in Mortuary Sciences from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science and began his long and dedicated career of over 40 years as a funeral owner and director of Wright Funeral Home. A consummate story-teller, friend, and confidante to so many, he will be dearly missed by all. He worked tirelessly, often for no payment, to accommodate everyone in the community, and he made them all feel like part of the family. Ike leaves to cherish his loving memories, his wife and caregiver, Joelean of the home; a son, Kevin Briont (Yolanda) of Warner Robins, Ga.; a daughter, Bridget Michelle (Tarryl) of Rock Hill, S.C.; three grandchildren, Briyonna Ariel and Sierra Nicole of Warner Robins, Ga., and Xavier Isaac of Rock Hill, S.C.; two sisters, Roberta Y. Wright of Takoma Park, Md., and Katherine Wright Davis of Columbia, S.C.; two brothers, Dr. Richard O. Wright of Norfolk, Va., and Michael W. Wright of York, S.C.; a loving group of nieces and nephews, Dr. Edward Botchwey (Nisha) of Atlanta, Ga., Mitzi Jackson of Mint Hill, N.C., Anette Wright and Elizabeth Wright Sharper, both of Jacksonville, Fla., Richard O. Wright Jr. of Norfolk, Va., Isaiah B. Plair III of Takoma Park, Md., and Lauren D. Greene of Greer, S.C.; as well as a host of other cousins and friends. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Wesley United Methodist Church in York, S.C. The body will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. prior to the funeral. Burial will follow in Mr. Wright's family cemetery, Uniondale Cemetery in York. Masonic Rites will be performed at the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2013, at New Home AME Zion Church in York, S.C.

Published in The Herald on July 24, 2013
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