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Deborah F. Wright

April 30, 1954 March 17, 2011
Deborah F. Wright
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Obituary for Deborah F. Wright

DEBORAH ELIZABETH FITZGERALD WRIGHT quietly entered into the hands of Jesus Christ in the early hours of March 17, 2011 at Retreat Hospital in Richmond, VA. She was born April 30, 1954 to the late Clifton H. Fitzgerald Sr. and to Esther Megginson Fitzgerald. She was preceded in death by her son Taurean (2001) and her father Clifton (2005).
DEBORAH accepted Jesus Christ and was baptized at an early age. She was a loving member of the Mount Nebo Baptist Church and was delighted to sing in the Senior Choir. She graduated from Nottoway Senior High School in 1972. She excelled in mathematics.
DEBORAH took great pride and joy being employed as a telephone operator for AT&T. She retired in January 1995 after 15 years of loyal service. Prior to her retirement, Deborah always maintained a job. She relished her independence. Her favorite employers included the Methodist Center and the Commissary at Fort Lee. She like to talk to and observe people from all walks of life.
DEBORAH was an outgoing and adventurous person easily making life long friends everywhere she went. She loved participating in family events and especially cherished times spent with her granddaughters. In her free time, Deborah loved bingo, sports, bid whist, traveling, solving all kinds of word & numeric puzzles, sewing, fishing & cooking. Her favorite sport to play and attend was softball. Her voice was among the loudest offering cheers and encouragement to all the players on all the teams. Deborah also loved to drive.
The manner in which Deborah handled her hardships made her a symbol of faith, courage and perseverance to those who knew her. She viewed life’s negatives as opportunities to strengthen her relationship with God. Deborah will be profoundly missed.
DEBORAH leaves to cherish many beautiful memories: a loving mother, Esther M. Fitzgerald; two daughters, Candice Wright of Richmond and Tracie Wright of Blackstone; one son Tyree (Shacola) Vaughan of Blackstone; two granddaughters Tyriana Vaughan and Soriyah Vaughan of Blackstone; two brothers and three sisters Jesse (Sandra) King of Clinton, MD; Beverly Fitzgerald of Blackstone, Hattie (Thomas) Whittle of Blackstone, Mildred (Jeffrey) Taylor of Temple Hills, MD and Clifton H. (Sandra) Fitzgerald Jr. of Norfolk, VA; seven aunts and uncles Geneva Fitzgerald of Randallstown, MD; Bennie (Valerie) Fitzgerald of Camp Springs, MD; Edgar Scoon of Locust Grove, VA, Gladys (James) Hamilton of Oxon Hill, MD and Mae West Fitzgerald of Baltimore, MD; and a host of devoted cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.
Funeral Services Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Nebo Baptist Church, Blackstone with interment in the church cemetery.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangement.

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