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Missionary Christine Wright

September 15, 1941 ~ September 12, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old


Missionary Christine Wright, age 81, transitioned to her heavenly home on September 12, 2023. Missionary Wright was born on September 15, 1941, to the late Fred and Mabel Howell. From her birth to her death, she nourished people around her with love, humor, kindness, and always maintained a strong faith in God.

She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Elder Calvin Wright Jr.  She also leaves to cherish her memories her daughters, Chris Ann Wright, Mable Bryant (James), Dorothy McDougal (Dexter), Tracy Jenkins (Jamie), Maggie Moody (Kendrick), Tiffany Wright; sons, Calvin Wright III (Chanda), Deacon Horace Wright (Judy), Jermaine Wright; special bonus daughter Teresa Scurry; Best Friend, Sister Barbara J. White; Siblings; Harry B. Howell (Jimmy Lee), Larry Howell; host of  grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by siblings, Geneva Henry, Ocie D White, Gladys Pearson, Maggie B. Howell, and Fred Howell. Missionary Wright was a faithful member of the Church of God Tabernacle (True Holiness) where she served as the Sunday School Teacher and also labored to support her husband and pastor Elder Calvin Wright Jr in leading lives to Christ.


Our Father knows what’s best for us, so why should we complain. We always want the sunshine, But He knows there must be rain.  We love the sound of laughter and the merriment of cheer, but our hearts would lose their tenderness If we never shed a tear… Our Father tests us often with suffering and with sorrow, He tests us, not to punish us, but to help us meet tomorrow… For growing trees are strengthened When they withstand the storm, And the sharp cut of a chisel Gives the marble grace and form… God never hurts us needlessly, And He never wastes our pain for every loss He send to us Is followed by rich gain… And when we count the blessings That God has so freely sent, we will find no cause for murmuring and no time to lament… For our Father loves His children, And to Him all things are plain. So, he never sends us pleasure When the soul’s deep need is pain… So, whenever we are troubled, and when everything goes wrong, it is just God working in us to make our spirit strong.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. The service will be held at Crossroad Baptist Church. Public Visitation will be held on Friday, September 22, 2023 at Gatlin Mortuary from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

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September 22, 2023

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gatlin Mortaury

Funeral Service
September 23, 2023

11:00 AM
Crossroad Baptist Church
3001 Country Club Drive
Valdosta, GA 31602


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