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Samuel Wright, Jr. 

White Oak, NC



Samuel Wright, Jr., son of the late Mr. Samuel Wright, Sr. and Mrs. Gertrude Beatty Wright was born on January 09, 1935 in Bladen County, North Carolina. He came from a small family of three siblings, a brother and two sisters. 




He received his education in the Bladen County Public School System and attended Bladen County Training School in Elizabethtown, North Carolina. He later received his GED. Sam, Jr., as he was known by many was employed at various jobs in Bladen County, North Carolina prior to relocating to Brooklyn, New York. In Brooklyn, he was employed by the United States Postal Services and retired after many years of service.


Being from the country, Sam decided that the city was enough and he returned to White Oak, North Carolina in 1997. He came out of retirement and was employed as a Security Guard at the Smithfield Processing Plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina for the next several years.


Knowing the importance of Christ in his life, Sam accepted JESUS Christ and joined Richardson Chapel Holiness Church, White Oak, North Carolina. He was a dedicated member and served faithfully on the Trustee Board and as a lead singer in the Male Chorus until his health began to decline, but his faith in GOD didn’t. Sam would stand to give his testimony, only being able to whisper in a very low voice how thankful he was to GOD and his love for Him. His favorite song was, “Be What You Are.”




Sam met the former Alice Tatum Roberts and in 2009 the two of them shared their vows together and became husband and wife.




A brother, Mr. Arthur James Wright, two sisters, Mrs. Geneva Moore, Mrs. Ethel Mae Bordeaux and a grandchild, Barrie preceded him in death.


Sam made his transition on Monday night, February 15, 2021 at his home in White Oak, North Carolina surrounded by his wife. 


His memory and love will forever be engraved in the heart of his wife, Alice Roberts Wright; a son, Barry Wright of Brooklyn, New York and a daughter, Patricia Wright Obasko of Brooklyn, New York; seven grandchildren, Lamont, Keyla, Quanna, Simone, Tinuke, Boaz and Elizabeth; thirteen great-grandchildren; a special niece, Elder Lula Baker of Hope Mills, North Carolina; brother-in-law, Deacon Earl Bordeaux of White Oak, North Carolina, a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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