Leon Wright., 89, died peacefully at his home in Sumter on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Born April 29, 1924, in Sumter County, he was the son of the late Albert Wright, Sr. and Marie Canty Wright. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and was a graduate of Lincoln High School. Leon took up the trade of Masonry after graduating from High School, and worked as a brick mason up to the age of 84.
Survivors include: four daughters, Barbara Ann (Louis) Ragin, Deborah Wright, Tamara (LaWayne) Wright (his primary caretaker), and Sieanna (Ernest) Sinkler of Sumter; a son, Leon Wright, Jr. of New York; grandchildren reared in the home, Tyson (Ilkea) Wright, Ta’Shae Miller, Shamaya Wright-Miller and Jalen Wright-Miller; one brother, Raymond Wright of Newark, NJ; two sisters, Dorothy Bryant of Chicago and Flossie Littles of Sumter; one sister-in-law, Wilhelmina (Hazel) Reed of Buffalo, NY; three brothers-in-law, John Session, Robert (Louise) Andrews and Sammie (Mable) Andrews; four step children, Lydia McLeod, Pricilla McLeod, Gwendolyn (Robert) Gaston and Robert (Bobby Jean) Brown; a very special niece, Trena (William) Harper; a host of other grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Conyers Kennedy Wright; two sisters, Mariam Session and Deloris Wright Brooks; sister-in-law, Francis (Felton) Donald; two brothers, James and Albert Wright, Jr., and nephew, Gregory A. “Osiris Kafu” Wright.
Graveside services will be held 3:30 p. m., Sunday, November 24, 2013 from the Walker Cemetery, Oakland Avenue, Sumter, with the Rev. Doris R. Bright, officiating, eulogist.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the family home, 104 Carolina Avenue, Sumter.
Procession will leave from the family home at 2:45 p. m.
Floral bearers will be nieces.
Pall bearers will be nephews.