James Wright

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Daily Press
April 26, 2003


HAMPTON – James Melvin Wright Jr., “Slick,” 61, died on Monday, April 21, 2003, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He was a native and lifelong resident of Newport News, Va.

Mr. Wright was a 1960 graduate of George Washington Carver High School.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marie Wright- Horton, James Melvin Wright Sr., and his daughter, Terrancy Maxwell-Wright. He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Stephanie Wright-Jenkins (Derek), Sharon Wright-Harris (Chavis); an adopted daughter, Kenya Freeman; three sons, Anthony Wright (Paula), Quincy Turner and Stephon Turner; one brother, James Wright (Yvonne); one sister, Pearl Wright-Snow; stepmother, Maxine Wright; former wife and longtime friend, Barbara Anthony Wright; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at noon Monday, April 28, at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27.

Family and friends are asked to assemble at 5 Baccus Court, Hampton, by 10: 30 a.m. on Monday.

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