Mr. Jimmy Harrell Wright completed his mission on earth May the 4th 2023, after an over 10 year battle with cancer. Attending Liberty Baptist Church in Thomasville, his first love was Jesus, and he showed this by sharing his testimony everywhere he went. After receiving his diagnosis, his oncologist gave him a button which reads “God’s Got This”. This button was his testimony tool, and he used it to open the door to share Jesus’ love. When asked how he was doing, his response was often “Good and gettin’ better”, looking forward to the day he will see Jesus face to face. He lived his life with his eternity and others’ eternity always in the forefront of his mind. A lifelong resident of Randolph County, he was a part of the last graduating class of Ramseur High School in 1968, and honorably served in the U.S. Army before attending college. After marrying the love of his life and beginning a family, he graduated with Honors from Guilford College in 1980 with a Business Administration degree. He faithfully served his community through the banking industry before beginning his career as a Real Estate Appraiser for almost 40 years before retiring. He ensured his family was loved deeply and well cared for, married for 46 years he enjoyed a full life as his family grew to include his children, grandchildren and great grandson, as well as his large extended family consisting of many nieces and nephews. Family and family gatherings and reunions were very important to him, along with his church family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Johnie Michael Wright. He is survived by his mother Pauline Wright, wife Sheila Wright, children Allison Lucas (Mike), Jonathan Wright (Stephanie), grandchildren Morganne Bowman (Jesse), Jacob Wright, Jordan Lucas, Emily Wright and great-grandson Liam Bowman, sister Peggy Yates (Kirby), many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and his dear friend Norm Hepler.
The family is exceptionally grateful to Dr. Peter Ennever, Jim’s oncologist, for the faithful example of Christ he offers to all his patients and his dedication to Jim’s treatment for these 10 years. And Pugh Funeral Home for their work with services.
He will lie in repose at Pugh Funeral Home for family and friends to say their last goodbyes on Sunday, May 7th from 1:00PM- 5:00PM. A Celebration of Life will be held at Sunset Avenue Church of God on Monday, May 8th at 3:00PM, a time of fellowship in the Family Life Center will immediately follow the service. We are celebrating the exceptional life Jim led while on earth, therefore the family requests guests wear bright colors. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Sing on, Papa. We will see you again.