Sherman Lee Wright

Sunrise: January 14, 1955

Sunset: May 4, 2024

Mr. Sherman “Chico” Wright passed away on May 4, 2024, after a brief illness at Leigh Memorial Hospital. He was born January 14, 1955, in Portsmouth, VA. He is predeceased by his mother and father, Adlee and James Wright; brother, Palmer White; and his special Uncle, Lesley Wright. 

Chico attended Portsmouth Public Schools and graduated from I.C Norcom. He also attended Tidewater Community College and Shaw University. Sherman went into the Air Force as a young man and was honorably discharged in 1977. He went on to work for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for over thirty-six years, retiring in 2014 as a General Forman-Supervisor Shop 11. Even after years of retirement, Chico couldn’t sit still and went back to work at Norfolk International airport as an Air Cargo handler for several years.

Chico was a family man and loved to travel. He was known to jump in his car and travel to visit family and friends out of town at a moment’s notice. He loved the open road. Some called him the “Traveling Man”. He loved spending time with family and friends. Chico had several hobbies and was a man of action. He was an avid music collector, loved taking pictures and videos, and was a handyman extraordinaire. He knew his way around cars and home repairs. He was a stickler for time well spent. Sherman was a Deacon and active member of The United House of Prayer for all People.

He is survived by his children, William Charles (Danielle) of Portsmouth VA; Sherman Wright of Killeen, TX; Lesley Wright of Portsmouth VA; and Justin Barnes (Schameka) of Portsmouth VA; grandchildren, Khari Charles; De’Antre Charles; Shermiya Wright, Jeremiah Wright, David Barnes; John Barnes; brothers, Carl Wright; James Wright, sisters, Bettie Wright; Bettina Grayson; special nieces and nephews, Christina Paxton (Tony); Nicole Grayson; Calvin Grayson; James Wright and a host of other cousins, relatives, and friends.

Sherman will be greatly missed, but we celebrate the eternal life that he has entered into with Jesus.

Viewing: Saturday, May 11, 2024 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth, Virginia Celebration of Life: Monday, May 13, 2024 11:00 AM United House of Prayer For All People 3500 Greenwood Drive Portsmouth, Virginia Laid To Rest Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery Suffolk, Virginia

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    Sonia Taylor says

    I love you chico we will miss you. Rest easy friend

    Sonia Taylor

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    Tina Jennings says

    Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Rest in eternal peace my friend, im going to miss debating with you. Take your rest buddy

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    Shelia Spratley says

    My Condolences to the Wright Family may God continue to keep you all in his care

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    Tracy Cox says

    It is of Sorry to have learned of the passing of Sherman ( Chico) It was an honor to have known. worked,traveled with Chico during my career. NNSY lost an icon, C920, NOB and everyone that he touched. Prayers for the Families during these difficult times 🙏🏻🙏🏻

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    Stephanie Baker says

    Praying for the Wright fat

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    Stephanie Baker says

    Praying for the Wright family

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      James Thigpen says

      Rest and peace brother 🙏 😪

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    James Thigpen says

    Rest and peace brother 🙏 😪

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    Deborah Gilliam says

    Praying for peace to loved ones left behind.
    Rest well, your work is done.

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