Rev. Howard E. Wright, Sr,
84, of 5310 Marilyn Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September
28, 2014, reunited once again with his precious wife, Mozelle Stalvey Wright
Rev. Wright, the eldest
son of Jessie Alton and Ella Veda Watts Wright, was born June 10, 1930,
in Tabor City, NC. He was educated in Tabor/Horry Counties and served in
the US Army/Korean War. He became licensed with the South Carolina
Free Will Baptist Conference in 1955 and served as Pastor of the Aynor,
Orangeburg, and the Newberry, SC FWB Churches. He then transferred to and
became licensed and ordained with the South Carolina Conference of the
International Pentecostal Holiness Church in 1970. He pastored the following
churches in South Carolina: Goodrich PHC (Charleston (Twice), First
PHC (Beaufort), Galilee PHC (Cross), First PHC (Hartsville), Bethany PHC
(Shulerville), First PHC (Mullins), Jones Swamp PHC (Walterboro), and Six
Mile PHC (Mt Pleasant) until his retirement in 2002, leaving behind a strong
and influential legacy of pastoral ministry. He was a Skilled Trim Carpenter
as a secondary trade and served on numerous boards and committees within
the communities as well as the SCIPHC conference and local districts. He
was a Pastor and Faithful Friend to anyone that needed him. Since his retirement,
he has been active in the Bacon’s Bridge Free Worship Center, Summerville,
Howard married his true
love, Mozelle, on August 13, 1953, and celebrated 56 years together. From
their life and love came: two daughters, Wanda (Michael) Shepherd,
Debbi (Terry) Cook, all of North Charleston; a son, Howard E.”Butch” Wright,
Jr, (Kenny Hill) of Nashville, TN; four grandsons, Scott (Liz) Litchfield,
Brandon (Kristen) Litchfield, Adam M. Shepherd, and Landy Hussong-Wright;
and five great-grandchildren: Bryce, Lacey, Abbie, Karleigh and Lila Litchfield.
He is also survived by: a brother, Hubert (Carol) Wright; a sister,
Geraldine Crosby; brothers & sisters in law, Molcie Wright, Horace
(Delores) Stalvey, Louise Stalvey, Rose Nell Singleton, Rev. Mendel (Barbara)
Stalvey, Maurice (Juanita) Stalvey, Elsie Stalvey, Bill (Judy) Stalvey,
and Barbara (John) Benton; cousins, nieces, nephews, their spouses and
families; a “heart" daughter Susan (Blake) Dew, as well as his “Heart”
grand-children, great-grandchildren and countless friends.
He was predeceased by: his
grandparents; his parents; his wife; a sister, Kathleen Johnson; a brother,
Eugene Wright; brothers/sisters in law; Mary Francis Wright, Raleigh Joe
Crosby, Elbert (Vernell) Stalvey, Rev.Walton Stalvey, Gerri (Rev.Jim) McNeil,John
Singleton and several nieces and nephews.
If you knew our Daddy, you
know he loved to make people laugh, so we ask that you make at least five
people smile today in his honor. Prayer and Laughter have always done our
The Wright family is humbled
that so many of you have inquired about recommendations for Florists in
the area that can provide their services during this time. You are so kind
to consider an expression of love this way and we are grateful.
The Wright family gladly to recommends the following:
Steel Magnolia’s Floral
136 E. Railroad Avenue
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Beth’s House of Flowers
133 N Academy St,
Kingstree, SC 29556
In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made of behalf of both Rev Howard & Mozelle Wright
to: The Bacons Bridge Free Worship Center Building Fund (New Sanctuary
Project), 1816 Bacon’s Bridge Road, Summerville, SC 29483.
A Celebration of Life Service
will be 1PM, Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at the New Covenant Church of God,
2801 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston, SC 29418. Internment
will follow in the Carolina Memorial Gardens, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North
Charleston, SC, directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 6-9PM,
Tuesday evening, September 30, 2014, in the sanctuary of New Covenant Church
In honor of our Daddy, we
ask that you pray for and make at least five people smile each day.
Prayer and Laughter have always done our family good!
McKenzie Funeral Home is
honored to serve the Wright family.