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Shirley C. Wright


Sunrise: March 1, 1948

Sunset: July 24, 2020

Shirley Celestine Wright went peacefully to the Lord on Friday, July 24, 2020. She was born to Isaac Shaw and Lillian Wyatt.
She was employed at the Harrison opera House in Norfolk Virginia for many years, she also was a member of olive Grove Baptist church, and A board member of the HOA of Wellington Oaks for over 30 years, she was known best for being a coach and a mentor to the young ladies in the community ( The Wellington Oaks Cardinals), And made a Impact on each and everyone she came in contact with.

Shirley was married for 47 years to Leon Wright, Jr. she will be proceeded In death by her husband , her first born son Leon Wright III, granddaughter JaKyrah Kersey and her parents. She leave to cherish her life and memory her 3 daughters, Cathenia keyes, Yolanda Kersey both of Norfolk , and Sheena Wright of Chesapeake , Son Kevin Wright of Norfolk . 5 Grand Children : LaKisha Riddick , Ja Mar Wright , Kiara & Kione worrell , Devonte Barbour, Quandeer Kersey, Tyrell Johnson; 10 great grand children , and 1 great great grand child . 2 Sisters Delois Penn ( Tony) , Vernita king ( Russell), 1 brother Steven Shaw ( Sharon) , and A special hairstylist/ friend Samantha Riddick. And a host of family and close friends.

Viewing Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:00pm - 5:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Monday, August 3, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23321 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Evelena Carter says

    My deepest condolences to you her family and many friends that she treated just like family. I loved Ms. Shirley’s smile. May the wonderful memories of time spent with her give you peace. I am praying much for you! God will help you one day at a time!

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    Fred Summs says

    I very sorry hear about Shirley passing. In the years we worked together at Wellington Oaks she was the one of the board members that kept the property on a steady path.
    My heart and prayers are with Shirley and family

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    Gail Powell says

    Mrs Shirley was my son Darius babysitter and once we met I knew she was family We lived in Wellington Oaks for many years and would see her from time to time She will truly be missed. To her family my sincere condolence Gail Powell

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    Judy A Lee says

    May God Comfort Your Hearts and Minds today and the days to follow. God Bless. Ms Judy

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    Yvette says

    Shirley Wright was an extremely kind soul. She was giving to anyone in need.

    Godspeed Shirley, rest in God’s arms.

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    Danielle Black says

    Shirley, Shirley, Shirley. Thank you for working the SISTER in Sister-in-law. Thanks for all you did to keep us in touch with each other and together. Thanks for the talks, the trips and the group get- togethers. You are definitely missed!!!!

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    Steven Shaw - (Brother) says

    Wow Sis, how ones perspective of life can change in an instant. I will miss your laughter, your humor, and your stories. But most importantly, your legacy will live on in my heart of the lessons you taught us all about caring for others, kindness, loving, and giving of self. I can still hear your voice so clearly, just as if you were right here. My heart is both heavy with sadness because of your transitioning, and filled with continuing Joy because I get to say You are my Sister whom I Love. To Thina Kevin and the rest of the Family, I know it’s hard right now but let the Love and Memories take root in your Heart and dwell in your Soul. Shirley, from your Baby Brother, Love You.

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    Elsie Lucinda Rashe'd says

    When my sister called me and told me of Shirley’s transitioning I was saddened. Memories of her on Granby and 33rd Street at her window. She and my sister Barbara Jean were friends for many years. Shirley was always kind, with a beautiful smile.
    With my deepest sympathy to the family. Shirley will be missed. Dale Underdue

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    Rachael Hill says

    My condolences and prayers……

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    CYNTHIA BALLARD says

    I was saddened to hear of your passing. From the moment I met you I felt loved and welcome. Your smiles and hugs would make a person feel so special. I love you kiss Peaches for me. GOD SAID WELL DONE MY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT!!!!!!!

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    Hope King-Eaton says

    Hello My name is Hope! I’m one of the King’s on Ruffin Way! I like to extend my warmest condolences to the family! From the King family Hope, Shelia, Clarence, Herbert, Leroy, Becky, Sandra and Carolyn King!!

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    Towanda Blackwell says

    Words can not express my feeling of pain and sorrow of one beautiful soul who taught me how to become a respectful human being! Moma Shirley was the Wellington Oaks Queen who instilled valuable lessons with many teachings through cheerleading activities and so much more! I’m sending my heart with you as you rest peacefully with your husband Mr. Leon! I love you Thena and Kevin! Air hugs from California!!..Keep loving on Sheena as I know she too will miss those daily blessings of Moma Shirley! My condolences to the Shaw Family!!!❤️❤️????

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    Addie Bradley says

    My Condolences to the family, neighbors, and many friends of Shirley.
    I was saddened to hear of her passing!
    My prayers are with you!
    God Bless!

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    Tamara Battle Matthews says

    My condolences to Cathenia, Kevin, Yolanda, Sheena and all the family. Mrs. Shirley contributed to the woman I am today through the many hours I shared with her as a Wellington Oaks Cardinal cheerleader. She stressed the importance of hard work and dedication and I hold fast to that lesson today. Family, be strong in the Lord and know that even in this, He is still with you. He will continue to guide, strengthen and comfort you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    Yvonne M. Davis says

    My condolences to the family of Shirley C. Wright, May God’s loving presence comfort you and his promise of eternal life sustain you during this time of loss, Sympathy and Love

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    SheenaPowell says

    I met Mr’s. Wright when she babysat my little brother and once she found out my name was Sheena she hugged me and was like you must be a good girl I will miss her smile and Hellos. Our neighborhood will never be the same

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    Leonor Allen says

    My deepest condolences to Cathernia, Yolanda, Kevin, Shenna, and all family for the loss of our Ms. Shirley. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and she will be dearly missed. Ms. Shirley is one of the kindest, compassionate, and loving person I ever knew. I will always cherish all the memories during my Wellington Oaks Cardinals Cheerleaders Days as they were my second family. Ms. Shirley gave me the strength, wisdom, and show me the way. She contributed to the woman I am today. You will forever in my heart. Sending Love and Prayers to all.

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