God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So He put His arms around you
And whispered ‘Come with Me.’
With tearful eyes
We watched you suffer
And saw you fade away,
Although we loved you dearly
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove
He only takes the best.
“FAMILY- WHERE LIFE BEGINS AND LOVE NEVER ENDS.”
“THE MEASURE OF A MAN IS HOW WELL HE PROVIDES FOR HIS CHILDREN.” GOOD MEMORIES & BETTER LESSONS: THINGS OUR FATHER TAUGHT US
Joseph Benjamin Wright, Sr. departed this life in Valdosta, Georgia on Sunday, October 25, 2020 after a battle with cancer. He was 84 years old. Joseph was born on March 3, 1936 to Lace & Alberta Wright in Lowndes County. He was the youngest of 8 children. He was educated at Mt. Zion School for all of his formal educational years. After graduating, he proudly served his country in the United States Armed Forces as a soldier in the Army. On October 15, 1961, Joseph married Elmer Jean Banks. To their union five children were born. They would go on to raise a beautiful family including 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Continuing the family legacy of entrepreneurship, Joseph labored putting his heart and soul into his business, Wright Construction Company. He proudly built his business from the ground up dedicating every day of his life for over 55 years until his death. A simple man, Joseph enjoyed spending time with family, watching sports and serving God as a member of New Mt. Zion Church. As a deacon in the church, he was a proud lifelong member who served without hesitation. Joseph Benjamin Wright, Sr. leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Elmer Jean Wright. Five children: Sharon (Michael) Griffith, Yvette (Darryl) Coleman, Joseph (Torrey) Wright, Jr., Tiffany (Xavier) McGilberry, Torrey (Shelly) Wright. Eleven grandchildren: LaReisha (Russell) Anderson, April Coleman, Rachelle Coleman, DJ (Sarah) Coleman, Joseph Coleman, Tyler Hunter, Courtney (Christian) Anes, Jaylon Wright, Jada McGilberry, Taylor Wright, Raegan Wright. Four great grandchildren: Jodi Wright, Jubilee Coleman, Benaiah Coleman, Abel Coleman. Siblings: Lewis (Louise) Wright and Henry (Sylvia) Wright. He was preceded in death by his parents: Lace & Alberta Wright. Siblings: Frances Wade, Lily Woods, Otis Wright, Rosa Lee Wright Williams, Johnnie Mae Budd.
Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Riverview Memorial Gardens @ 1 p.m.
Public Visitation will be held on Friday October 30, 2020 at Gatlin Mortuary from 12 noon until 8 p.m.
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