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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 (4/8/10).
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, SC. 
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 family good!
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 Design
DiAnn Hood
136 E. Railroad Avenue
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
(843) 899-7385
 Beth’s House of Flowers
133 N Academy St,
Kingstree, SC 29556
Beth Williams
(843) 355-5585
  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 of God.
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.

Online condolences may be sent to McKenzieFuneralH@aol.com

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