Mildred Wright

Sunrise: October 20, 1938

Sunset: May 7, 2019

Mildred Wright, our gem passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 7, 20019 at 7:05 am. She was born on October 20, 1938 to the late Linwood and Minnie Skinner -White. She was predeceased by her husband, Jessie L. Wright; her sons, hurnell and Kerry Wright; her granddaughter, Jasmine Vasquez; her brothers, Franklin, Herbert, Earnest and Nicholas Skinner, Jr.; stepbrothers, Alexander and Clinton White; stepbrother-in-law, Wilbert Bernard. Mildred graduated from Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Soon after graduation she married Jessie Wright and moved to New York, NY. After having three sons with her husband, she started working at the United States Postal Office where she received full retirement after 35 (or more) years of dedicated service. She also helped to raise Jessie’s daughter Tanja Terry.

Mildred is survived by her son, Jessie Wright (Claudette) of Connecticut; stepdaughter, Tanja Terry of Maryland; sisters, Ernestine Sneed (Lawrence) of Norfolk, Rev. Joyce McCoy (Rev, David); stepsister, Ethel Bernard of Chesapeake; brothers, Cornelius Skinner of Chesapeake and Stanley Skinner (Deneen) of Newport News; close family friend, Carol Blunt of Chesapeake; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Viewing Friday, May 17, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Saturday, May 18, 2019 12 Noon New Galilee Missionary Baptist Church 1765 S Military Highway Chesapeake, VA 23320 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Terry Lachance says

    I worked with Dawson at Gosnold Apartments in Norfolk. He was friendly and respectful always “Yes ma’am and No ma’am”.
    He was a hardworking young man. He will be greatly missed.

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    Stanley Skinner says

    Those special memories of you will always bring a smile if only I could have you back for just a while. Then we could sit and talk again just like we used to do. You always meant so very much to me and always will do too. The fact that you’re no longer here, will always cause me pain but you’re forever in my heart until we meet again. Much love…………………

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    Lin says

    I am truly sorry for your loss, what really comforted me in my time of loss is the scripture@ Revelation 21:3&4 . Which gives us the wonderful promise of God wiping out every tear from our eyes and death being no more. I hope this promise from Jehovah will truly bring your family much comfort at this time.

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