Christopher A. Wright

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 20, 2003

Christopher &uot;Chris&uot; A. Wright, 36, entered suddenly into eternal rest on July 18, 2003, at Southern Maryland Hospital, Clinton, Md.

He was a native of Suffolk and the son of Marion B. Wright and the late Willie L. Wright. He had made his home in Suitland, Md. He was a 1985 graduate of the former John F. Kennedy High School and a 1991 graduate of Virginia State University. He served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a program manager for UNISYS Co. He was a former member of Pleasant Union Baptist Church. At the time of his death he was a member of the Ebenezer African Methodist Church, Fort Washington, Md. and served in the Youth Mentoring Ministry.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Valerie S. Wright; a son, DeVante Phillips of Suitland, Md.; his mother, Marion B. Wright of Suffolk; four aunts, Carol B. Diggs (Henry) of Portsmouth; Janice B. Howell (Donald) of Suffolk; Allie B. Colbert and Mary B. Duncan of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four great aunts, Inez Colbert and Louise Jolly of Suffolk; and Ann Colbert and Esther Eure of New Jersey; four uncles, Joseph Bemory (Rose) of New Jersey; William &uot;Harold&uot; Wright (Evelyn) and Fred Beale of Suffolk; and William Beale (Renate) of Portsmouth; his mother and father-in-law, George and Sylvia Phillips of Connecticut and many cousins and other relatives.

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The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church in Suitland, Md.

A wake will also be held from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday at Crocker Funeral Home. Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Nansemond-Suffolk Ceme-tery. Crocker Funeral Home is handling arrangements.