The Progress-Index Weekend - - OBITUARIES -

Mr. Ernest Robert Wright went home to be with our Lord and Sav­ior early Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 02, 2018, with his fam­ily at his bed­side. He was born on Novem­ber 24, 1951, to the late James E. Wright Sr. and Lucinda Belle Raines Wright.

Ernest ac­cepted Je­sus Christ as a child. He grad­u­ated from Prince Ge­orge High School in 1972 and worked at Bell­wood De­fense Gen­eral Sup­ply Cen­ter Rich­mond (DGSCR) for 30 years un­til he re­tired in July of 2018. His most de­sir­able hob­bies were watch­ing drag rac­ing, go­ing fish­ing, land­scap­ing, and go­ing on long coun­try rides. He loved go­ing to base­ball games and rem­i­nisc­ing down me­mory lane with his var­i­ous rep­e­ti­tious story telling.

Ernest is pre­ceded in death by his wife, An­gela Wright; sib­lings; Gla­dys Hill; James Wright Jr.; Glo­ria Wright; Bar­bara Raines; Shirley McWilliams; and Jean Massen­burg. He leaves to cher­ish his mem­o­ries a lov­ing daugh­ter, Danielle Til­ford (Kevin); sib­lings; Joyce Wright (Larry); Ernes­tine Wright (Don); Dorothy Wright; Elaine Cooper; Sis­ter in laws, Shirley Clark (Robert); Delia Mont­gomery; Brother in laws, Eu­gene Chavis (Liz); Robert Chavis, a hosts of nieces, neph­ews, cousins, friends; and ded­i­cated friends Bar­bara Ri­d­ley and Re­becca Ri­d­ley.

Ser­vices for Mr. Ernest R. Wright will be held 12:00 Noon, Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 8, 2018, in the Chapel of J.M. Wilk­er­son Fu­neral Estab­lish­ment Inc., 102 South Av­enue, Peters­burg, VA, Rev. Larenzo Chavis (de­voted nephew), eu­lo­gist. In­ter­ment will be held at Wilk­er­son Memo­rial Ceme­tery, Peters­burg, VA.

The repast will be omit­ted due to the wishes of the fam­ily.

In lieu of flow­ers the fam­ily re­quest that you do­nate to the Na­tional Kid­ney As­so­ci­a­tion or Na­tional Can­cer In­sti­tute.

Fu­neral ar­range­ments en­trusted to the staff of J.M. Wilk­er­son Fu­neral Estab­lish­ment, Inc., 102 South Av­enue, Peters­burg, Va., (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilk­er­son­

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