WILLIE WRIGHT

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  • "God will take care of everything in time of sorrow and..."
    - Gene (Joop) Johnson
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  • "sister betty griggs and family in my thoughts and prayers!"
    - shirley morrell
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    - lori miles
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    - charlene strapp
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Funeral services for Mr. Willie Wright, 80, Daytona Beach, FL, who passed on Aug. 4, 2012 in Daytona Bch, FL will be 12 PM, Sat., Aug. 11, 2012 at RJ Gainous Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. Floyd Miles, Jr., New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church, Perry, FL, officiating. Calling hours will be Sat. from 11 AM - 12 PM. Mr. Wright was born in Favoretta, FL on Feb. 12, 1932 to Rev. Saul and Estella Wright. He was a 1950 graduate of the former Campbell Street High School. He matriculated to Bethune-Cookman College where he received a B.S. degree in education. He received a Masters degree from the University of Miami. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Willie was married to Annie Ruth Jones in September 1952 until 1987. He taught at Buena Vista Middle School and became Assistant Principal at Miami Norland Middle School until he retired in 1988. He was a former member of the NAACP Daytona Branch and he was an advocate of holistic medicine and he stressed the importance of keeping your body healthy to both his family and friends. Willie enjoyed sports, music, especially Nat King Cole. His smile was contagious and will be truly missed. He leaves to cherish his memory, one daughter: Pamela Wright, Snellville, GA; three sisters: Estella Sheppard (Ralph), Xenia, OH, Claudia Miles (Floyd), Daytona Bch, FL, Betty Griggs, Jacksonville, FL; three brothers: Alphonso Griggs, Carlton "Frog" Griggs, Alfred "Crabby" Wright, all of Daytona Bch, FL; three grandchildren: Laquandria Wright, Jalen Jordan, Jada Jordan, all of Snellville, GA; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, sister-in-law: Johnnye Mae Griggs; former wife and life-long friend: Annie Ruth Wright, Daytona Bch, FL; other relatives and friends.


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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Aug. 10, 2012
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