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Rev. Franklin Wright


1934 - 2018 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Rev. Franklin Wright entered this world on August 10, 1934, in Sherrill, Arkansas. He was one of 12 children born to Joseph Wright and Josephine Dabner. He spent his formative years in Arkansas and migrated with his family to Oakland, California, in his early twenties. He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at an early age, and in Oakland he joined Seventh Avenue Missionary Baptist Church where he was ordained as a Deacon and served there for many years. He moved to Clear Lake, California, in October 1980, falling in love with the area after many trips to fish in the then clear lake. He settled in Kelseyville where he lived until his passing. Every year he planted a beautiful vegetable garden which was a magnet for many people who came to admire or receive food from it. Franklin was a very generous person who believed in giving. He joined the Clearlake Gleaners and was instrumental in distributing food through that organization as well as starting "Helping Hands" with the help of his wife Rev. Pamela. Along with the garden, they also raised cows, goats, pigs, chickens and turkeys which they shared with friends, family and the community. Franklin also was a member of the Kelseyville Lions Club. Franklin and Pamela were married at Seventh Avenue Missionary Baptist Church in 1989 and continued serving there until they decided to move their church membership to Praises of Zion Baptist Church in Clearlake. In 1995 Franklin accepted God's call to preach and preached his first message on December 10, 1995, and was ordained in 1997. Rev. Franklin and Rev. Pam served the Lord faithfully for many years. They were also members of the Christian Couples in Covenant with Christ. Rev. Franklin Wright went home to be with the Lord on August 12, 2018, leaving behind his wife, Pamela; daughters, Pearlie Mae (Joel), Josephine (Theodore), and Michelle (Eric); son, Andre; brother, Walter; sisters, Beatrice Range and Dorothy Smith; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and other family and friends to mourn their loss. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Praises of Zion Baptist Church, 3890 Emile Ave. in Clearlake, California.
Published in Lake County Record-Bee from Sept. 7 to Sept. 13, 2018
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