Willie J Wright

August 27, 1938 ~ April 7, 2022 (age 83)

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Mr. Willie J. Wright, 83 of Morrilton, Arkansas transitioned on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at The Blossoms at North Little Rock. Willie James Wright was born August 27, 1938 to the late Charles Ector and Daisy Lee Wright in Morrilton, AR.  

Willie accepted Christ at an early age and joined St. Matthews #2. He later joined Moore’s Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church where he served on the board of trustees. On November 24, 1958 Willie united in holy matrimony to Mae Ester Canady, to this union nine children were born. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife; sons, Martin and Baby Boy Wright, brothers, Emmett Wright, Charles Wright, Bennie Wright, and William Wright; sisters, Marie Sango, Eula Mae McKinney and Charlene Stiger; two grandsons, Trey Wright and Byron Martin Jr. 

He leaves to cherish his memories; four sons, James (Edith) Wright, David (Christy) Wright, Joseph (Shunaka) Wright and Roy (Christina) Byers; four daughters, Anita (Gene) Canady, Barbara Wright, Shawna Wright, Willene (Cortez) Scott; brothers, Leonard (Leslie) Wright and Raymond Wright; sisters, Zella Mae Osler and Margaret Thrower, twenty-eight grandchildren, forty-four great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.


Isaiah 61:2-3

To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.


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April 15, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Robert & Barbara Wilson Memorial Chapel
106 East Elm
Morrilton, AR 72110

Will Lie in Peaceful Repose
April 16, 2022

10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
New Prospect Baptist Church
3433 AR-95
Cleveland, AR 72030

Celebration of Life
April 16, 2022

11:00 AM
New Prospect Baptist Church
3433 AR-95
Cleveland, AR 72030

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