Loner Melvin Wright, affectionately known as “Alonzo,” the son of the late Wesley Wright, Sr., & Eva L. Brown Wright, was born in Holly Hill, South Carolina on October 13, 1937. He attended Central High School (Cross High School) in Cross, South Carolina.
He was a faithful member of Ebenezer Zion AME Church prior to moving to Bronx, New York. He later rejoined upon moving back to South Carolina in 2001.
After relocating to Bronx, New York, Alonzo met the love of his life, Clishie McGee and the two were united in holy matrimony on February 24, 1968. This union was blessed with two daughters; Stacey (Benjamin) Wright Pugh and Natasha (Doremus) Alston, six grandchildren; Latisha Shepherd, Cierra Pugh, Benjamin (Corey) Pugh, Caleb Pugh, Da’Neim Alston, and Deziyah Alston (deceased), and three great-grandchildred; Rinoe Mitchell, Monroe Mitchell, & Iyana Lopez.
Alonzo hailed from a huge family! He was one of ten children; seven boys and three girls. His heart and love for everyone around him was just as big as the family he grew up in! He was the type of man that would give you the shirt off of his back. If he saw that you were in need, he would not hesitate to help in any way he could. He was an absolute beacon of compassion!
On Saturday, February 1, 2020, Loner “Alonzo” Wright entered into eternal rest. Alonzo was preceded in death by both of his parents, Wesley Wright, Sr. & Eva L. Wright, and two brothers; Edward “WT” Wright and Irvin Wright.
Alonzo Wright leaves behind several siblings to cherish his memory who are as follows: Adam (Virgie) Wright, Verneva Downey, Marvin (Henrietta) Wright, Alfred (Alma) Wright, Wesley (Lillie) Wright, Jr., Geraldine Wilson, and Mildred (Michael Sr.) Pringle and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives & friends.
Alonzo was a great man with a massive heart who loved his family, friends, and community….
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