Thomas C. Wright

04/27/1927 - 05/29/2015

Obituary for Thomas C. Wright

Thomas was born April 27th 1927 in Bessemer City North Carolina. Because he was an only child to Odessa Wright they moved to Maryland where he was raised by his mother and grandmother alongside his cousins James, Herbert & Charles Wright. There he attended school and graduated from Douglass High School where he played football. He then joined the military, the Army Air Corps which later transform to the air force where he served 27 distinguished years. During that time he met the love of his life Mattie Bernice Hamilton to whom he was married for 61 amazing years.
After his service in the military he continued to serve the government as administrative clerk for the Veterans Administration for another 17 years. During that time he also obtained a bachelor's degree from Troy University in Criminal Justice. He also found time to serve as bartender at the NCO club on Maxwell Air Force Base as well as work alongside his brother in law Robert Cummings at the Barbecue Hut for many years. Though not active at the time of his death he was a member of the Masonic Order, as well as Spartan Social Club until their dissolution in 2014.
He was preceded in death by his adoring wife and loving daughter Cynthia Wright Arrington.
Thomas leaves to cherish his memory an adoring and loving daughter Kimberly Bethune McQuiddy four grandchildren D'Shia Grimes of Montgomery Alabama, Dawn Grimes ,Stephanie Grimes, Tevin McQuiddy, one great-granddaughter Kori Grimes, and a devoted son in law John McQuiddy all of Nashville Tennessee. Loving cousins Ann Dunlap, Jan Williams both of North Carolina, Peggy Wright of Maryland, Dorothy Walker of Montgomery Alabama. Godchildren Carlton Cooley & Adrienne Cooley. And a host of other relatives and friends.



Funeral Service

12:00 PM
Ross Clayton
8709 Kenmore Ave
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
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  1. Santina Phifer says

    You will be missed dearly continue to watch over your family!!! Gone but never forgotten 😘😘

  2. Rhonda Wyman says

    You will truly be missed. RIH Sweet Angel.

  3. Koaleshia says

    RIH u will be truly missed .

  4. Anonymous says

    Your gone but not forgotten…Rest on Ms. Shirley…Your girls have a very special angel watching over them nowπŸ˜‡πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎ

  5. Anonymous says

    You Was always Smiling and the Love you had for your kids was Awesome I’m sure Taylor will miss you

  6. Anonymous says

    You will be missed!!!

  7. Annie Wright says

    Your gone but never be forgotten…You will be truly missed by your family and friends❀😘

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  9. Anonymous says

    Fly on Angel, Fly on!! RIH.

  10. Alisha pickett says

    Will be missed but never forgotten love u always love rest up friend 😘😘😘😘

  11. Doris Shuler says

    I will not say good bye Shirley, I will only say good night!! REST IN GOD’S ARMS FRIEND πŸ’™β€πŸ’™β€πŸ’–

  12. Dianne Jackson says

    You’ll kept God first and stand in his Faith! Shirley will be missed. Shirley had such a sweet spirit that would help anyone. Much love from Shirley’s family and friends of the St. James neighborπŸ’πŸ™πŸ½

  13. Linda Lewis says

    I will always cherish all of those fond and sweet memories of you in my heart. Rest well my love rest well.

  14. Renalda says

    May my Beautiful big sis rest in paradise, you will be truly missedπŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜˜πŸ˜ͺ your lil sis Renalda

  15. Tan stone says

    Fly on Bianca and Nella angel fly on

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