Talesha Fini' Wright
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Poughkeepsie - On Wednesday night, July 10, 2013, our beloved Talesha was promoted from earth's sorrow to heaven's reward.
Talesha a life long resident of Poughkeepsie, was born November 1, 1980 in Poughkeepsie, New York. She was the daughter of Gail Wright Reid and the late Samuel Reid.
Talesha was a product of the Poughkeepsie School System, graduating from Poughkeepsie High School in 1997. Later she enlisted in the US Army receiving an honorable discharge in 2001.
She attended to her mother at home, while working at the Poughkeepsie Journal. She recently left there and was getting ready to attend school to obtain her CDL license.
She also volunteered for the Exodus Program, a program that provided support services to formerly incarcerated men and women helping them to re-enter into their communities.
Talesha was member of the Beulah Baptist Church Poughkeepsie. She served on the music ministry at a young age, playing the drums and singing with the Mass Choir. She also was a member of the Beulah's basketball and drill team. Talesha recently was serving on the youth ministry, as a chaperone and mentor. She also enjoyed Pastor's Tuesday night Bible Study class, where she was growing in the Lord.
Those left to cherish her memories are, her mother, Gail Wright Reid at home; a sister, Michelle Butler Jenkins ( Michael), Bronx, NY; a aunt, Kimberly Johnson, Manchester, Conn., a sister-in-law, Rev. Sheila Brown- Butler, Poughkeepsie, NY; 2 nieces, 2 nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Talesha will lay in repose 10-11am Thursday July 18, at Beulah Baptist Church 92 Catharine Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Services 11am at the church. Interment at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Arrangements by Rhode Funeral Homes 43 Fairview Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, " Committed To Being The Very Best". Call us anytime at 452-2894 or 452-6143
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from July 18 to July 19, 2013