I come to you today with a heavy heart …
As I announce the Homegoing of my beloved Father-In-Law,
Wardell Wright Sr.
Whom I loving started calling “Pops” years ago and that name not only stuck with him but it suited him as well …
On December 4, 2017, Pops moved on to be with his Wife and love of his life ... Tecora “Baby Doll” Wright. Wardell was surrounded by several family members as he passed awayand the love for him was so thick in the room, No One could hold the tears from pouring down their cheeks.
As I fondly think back on Pops and the relationship we had, sometimes I have to Laugh Out Loud remembering when I would tell him I wasn't feeling too good. Not even two hours later to be met with smothered pork chops rich with gravy … And not just that but a bag of orange slices and a box of Twinkies to go with our meal as well. Pops never forgot the sweets and food that I liked … That was just the way that he was. He would do anything for any of us (his children) … down to giving us his very last dollar if we needed it. I also remember one time he went to Las Vegas and I told him to play some nickels slots for me … Do you know he hit and sent me $100? ...Smh … We had a good laugh about that when he returned home from his trip … I know some of you thought as I did ... that this stint in the hospital would end with him getting released and back to being Pops in a couple of days as usual … Maybe his release would also come with a trip to the casino if he had anything to do with it. Unfortunately, it was just his time … The blessing in all of this is that there is no more pain for him … No more hospital visits … The blessing is that he chose how he wanted to go and all of his children honored that decision … Right now all of this is just hard to grasp … just three or four days ago he was complementing me on my new hair style and how I looked … Just like pops to notice something about someone else when he was going through something of his own. He truly had a heart of Gold and that bad boy knew how to glitter and make everyone feel good!
All I do know is none of us know when it is our time … I also know that Pops lived a full and rich life … Full of love, family, and livelihood. I know we all will miss him so dearly and I know he is in heaven hugged up with Mama T looking down on us …
BUT, now is the time we have to give back to Pops for all the looking out he did for all of us here over the years. I was asked by the family to make this Go Fund Me Page so we can put our dearly loved Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Friend, or what have you to his final resting place … Right next to his beloved wife of 42 years.
We do not have much to raise since Clarissa Adell Wright-Andrews A.K.A ReeRee has taken care of most of what needs to be done … But we still have some work to do to make sure that Pops goes out in style. From his suit, to his casket we all, I am beyond absolute, want to make sure that everything is right for him. Please NOTE: All Funds raised will be spent on Wardell’s funeral! Our first detail to take care of is to get him from Murrieta, California to Indianapolis, Indiana.
I suggest everyone please take a moment to leave a fond memory in the comment section of a memory/moment or time that you had with Wardell… Maybe even a photo?
As of now we are working on getting the date for the funeral … We will keep everyone updated and posted on when that will be … If you have any questions or concerns or want to see how you can be of any help or simply to just give your condolences, you can reach ...
Michael @ (951) [phone redacted]
Liz @ (323) [phone redacted]
Bobbie @ (951) [phone redacted]
Wardell Jr. @ (951) [phone redacted]
Clarissa (ReeRee) @ (951) [phone redacted]
Right now it is more important than anything to stay connected as a family … I am beyond positive that is what Pops would have wanted and Mama T as well … I truly am sorry to each and everyone of you for this devastating loss … I know how I feel so I can only imagine how all of you feel … My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you at this time and please know I am here for each and everyone of you as you go through this … Sending you all my love, hugs, and kisses!
I just want to leave you all with this poem … I hope it helps in your time of need …
Look for me in Rainbows
Time for me to go now, I won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky.
In the morning sunrise when all the world is new,
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.
Time for me to leave you, I won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, high up in the sky.
In the evening sunset, when all the world is through,
Just look for me and love me, and I'll be close to you.
It won't be forever, the day will come and then
My loving arms will hold you, when we meet again.
Time for us to part now, we won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, shining in the sky.
Every waking moment, and all your whole life through
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.
Just wish me to be near you,
And I'll be there with you.
Conn Bernard (1990)
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadethme beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
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