Jonathan Wright

Sunrise: February 9, 1965

Sunset: October 1, 2018

Early on Monday, October 1, 2018, in Cheverly, MD, Jonathan unexpectedly departed this life and entered into his final rest.  Jonathan was the third son born to James M. Wright Sr. and Joan Wright Sharp on      February 9, 1965.  Jonathan accepted Christ at an early age, and became a member of St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church in Norfolk, VA.  He was educated in Norfolk Public Schools.  After graduating from Maury High school, Jonathan studied one year of Architectural Design at Norfolk State University and  recently contemplated returning to school to complete this goal.  He enjoyed fishing, weight-lifting, drawing, traveling, spending time with his family, and watching football.  He was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys.

Over the course of his life, Jonathan remained true to himself and was real in all situations which allowed him to make friends with mere strangers on numerous occasions.  He impacted the lives of many along the way.  Jonathan remained a man of integrity with a strong sense of family ties.  He was fun-loving with deep convictions.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Angela Wright of Culpepper, VA, seven adult children: Alteno and Bridget Scott of Charlotte, NC; Darrell Keene of Norfolk;  Jordan Parks of Ohio; Artina Liriano (Christian) of Tampa, FL, Brandon Romero of Norfolk, and PFC Richard Moore of Fort Hood, TX; parents Joan Wright Sharp of Norfolk, James M. Sr. and Barbara Wright of Norfolk; siblings James M. Wright Jr. (Cleo) of Norfolk, Joseph Wright Sr. (Michele) of Norfolk, Electa Thompkins (Tamal) of Dover, DE, Kevin Hodges (Trinette) of Norfolk, and Orlene Sharp of Virginia Beach.  Also to cherish his memory are a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

Jonathan will be remembered for his fearless attitude and ability to brighten the room with his infectious smile. May the memory of him and his love live on in the hearts and minds of all who knew him.


Viewing Sunday, October 7, 2018 Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Street Family Receiving Friends Sunday, October 7, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Street Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Monday, October 8, 2018 10:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Calvary Cemetery 1600 St. Julian Avenue Norfolk, VA 23505

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    Love You Big John! Gone Too Soon!! But You Will Not Be FORGOTTEN.. Love Sylvia

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    Isaiah & Betty Robinson says

    James and Barbara are so sad to hear of Jonathan’s untimely death. Our prayers are with you and the family. He was a really nice person, I remember the last time we were together at your house it was a fun time. If there is any thing we can do, don’t hesitate to ask.

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    Paul and Brenda Bromell Wright says

    Our families will always remember our dear Johnathan. Uncle Paul and Aunt Brenda always enjoyed wonderful conversations with our
    nephew. Our last conversation was on Father’s Day 2018 in St. John’s A.M.E. Church, Norfolk, VA. May the wonderful memories always be with you today and always.
    Most sincerely with Blessings,
    Uncle Paul and Aunt Brenda Wright

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    Martha Arnold says

    Sorry for the loss of johnathan my prayer are with you and the family . Martha Yvonne Arnold

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    Butch Payne says

    My prayers go out to Jon’s family.I worked with Jon for 12+years.Not only was he a devoted employee but a good friend.He will Be truly missed.RIP Jon.

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    Marcy Finney says

    Rest peacefully Jon. You were kind, respectful and a pleasure to know and work with. God speed friend, until we meet again. Marcy(and Sam) Finney

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    Mildred Hicks-Jones says

    I was so shocked by this but I’m sending prayers for peace. So sad he will be missed by all who knew him.

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    Lisa says

    I’m truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. We look forward to the day when all those in the memorial tombs will hear Christ voice and come out, John 5:28,29
    Please go to JW.org for more encouragement.

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