James Curtis Wright (fondly known to everyone as Curtis) was born on January 27, 1955 to the late Charles and Lucy Wright-Taylor. On Tuesday, April 27th, Curtis departed this life to be at rest with his Heavenly Father.
He accepted Christ early in his life and was an active member of Salem Baptist Church, Erica VA. He then moved to Fredericksburg, VA and became a member of the Arm of the Lord Ministries (ALMs) under the leadership of the late Pastor Robert (Bob) Brown and Pastor Rheda Brown. He dearly loved the ALMs church family and assisted in any capacity he could as an active member.
Living in Erica, Curtis had a trucking business (owned and operated his own dump truck). He also did construction work (George Hyman Construction Co.). He also loved being in the Seafood business – especially selling oysters, crabs and fish. For family functions, or to those in need, he always provided seafood, no matter what season of the year. Curtis expanded this love of selling seafood by serving customers in the cities of Richmond and Fredericksburg, to the surrounding counties of Westmoreland, King George, Caroline, Spotsylvania and Stafford.
Curtis loved “the country” as he so fondly referred to Erica. So, it was hard to believe that this country boy would travel 60 miles west to live in Fredericksburg. What took him there was the love of his life – his “Boo” as he affectionately called his wife, Victoria when he was delivering…wait for it…SEAFOOD! It was love at first sight. Curtis and Victoria wed on August 21, 2011.
Curtis was a good man with a good heart and kind spirit. He was truly a servant of God. He would do anything he could for someone in need. We will surely miss him and will never forget how passionate he was about everything he did, whether it was the seafood he sold, the fish he cleaned, the crabs he cooked, the doors he held as an usher, being a member of the Trustee Board, Security Ministry at ALMs, or the lawns he mowed for churches. He did all these things with vigor and enthusiasm until his health failed him.
His parents preceded him in death. As well as a sister, Alice M. Wright; a brother, Thomas Wright, and a step-father, Paymus Taylor Sr.
Left to cherish his fond memories are his wife, Victoria Wright; one son, Curtis Levon Wright; seven step children: Wade Henderson of Ladysmith, VA, Jawaun Henderson (Shelly) of Fredericksburg, VA, Shammi’ Carpenter (Mike) of Fredericksburg, VA, Quinton Henderson of Long Beach, CA, Sharniece Finnie (Travis) of Fredericksburg, VA, Stefon Carpenter (Rayna) of Spotsylvania, VA, and Rasheedah Nevers (Everton) of Chesterfield, VA; four sisters: Emily Ann Usual, Dorenda Wright, Diane Taylor, and Cindy T. Muslin (Shakir); eight brothers: Charles E. Wright (Jacqueline), William Wright, Herman Wright (Connie), Earl Wright, Roland Wright (Galanda), Paymus Taylor Jr., Steven Taylor, Lawrence Taylor; two aunts: Rachel Ann Brooks and Mildred Ashton; fourteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren (soon to be); one sister-in-law, Cheryl Purnell; one brother-in-law, Demson Fulle
Funeral service for James Curtis Wright will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 12 Noon at the Rappahannock Church of Christ, 4324 Richmond Road, Warsaw, Virginia 22572.
Interment will follow in the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, 1310 Erica Road, Montross, Virginia 22520.
Mr. Wright may be viewed on Monday, May 3, 2021 from 4PM until 6PM in the chapel of the WELDON-FISHER FUNERAL HOME and on Tuesday from 1030 until service time at the Rappahannock Church of Christ..
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