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Obituary for Phillip Orlando James Wright

Phillip Orlando James Wright was born in Boston Ma on June 10th, 1967 to Donna Mae Wright and the (late) Roland James Wright. He is reunited in death with his sisters Charlene Wright and Jeanine Wright, grandparents (maternal) Lucille A. (Tillman) Adams and Erskine G. Adams, (paternal) grandparents Gertrude I. (Skeetes) Wright and Joseph Wright, father Roland Wright, Great- Aunt Muriel A. Bispham, Uncle George Adams, and Aunt Janelle.

Phillip attended elementary at Berea Seventh-Day Adventist Church School (SDA) in Boston. He completed the remainder of his education at Boston Public Schools from grades 6 thru 12, where he graduated from McKinley High School in Boston (1985). In addition to furthering his education he took classes at Bunker Hill Community College. Phillip and his brothers were well known to be sharp dressers inspired by their late grandparents brother and sister Adams . Brother Phillip was batiste at an early age in 1978 at Berea.

He sang in the church youth choir, participated in the Pathfinders program, attended vacation bible school, in addition to annual tent revivals in (Boston). Phillip and his family along with the older generations of families at Berea especially the Drumgo family since his birth enjoyed many gatherings together over the years including camp meetings at South Lancaster Ma. He also, went to the Elma Lewis school of Fine Arts in Boston where he learns an abundance of cultural African Arts. Phillip and his brothers attended various summer camps both overnight and day in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire (several years). At the age 6 he began the study of marsh arts (karate) at Robert Gould Shaw House in Boston. Phillip also attended after school programs with his brothers at Roxbury Boys & Girls Clubs in Boston.

Phillip worked at several restaurants within Boston and Cambridge whereas he worked several positions within the food industry food prep/ assistant to the chief in the 80’s and late 90’s. He was a big sports fan he loved football and especially basketball. The Boston Celtics was his favorite team which, he attended many games held at the old Boston Garden over the years. Phillip was avid reader of numerous books along with the love of music Jazz, R.B., Hip Hop, and Disco. Phillip and his brothers along with their friends and Cousin Shaun would attend many of the clubs on Landsdowne Street, Boston. Roller skating was another one of Phillip hobbies in the early 80’s and late 90s you can find Phillip and his brothers and friends at Chez-Vous Roller Rink in Dorchester or Spin Off Roller Rink in Boston.

Phillip was a true servant of God as he ministered the word to all in his travels throughout Boston and Cambridge. He had daily prays with his mom and others. Phillip truly cared about people and their wellbeing during his free time he would visit the sick and shut-in. Phillip cherished and enjoyed spending time with his family specifically on birthdays and holidays. During these special times his nieces always looked forward to his knock, Knock jokes and his stories about him and his brothers growing up in Boston. These special family times also reflected during his early years as a young boy who looked forward to cook-outs with many of his cousins Marcia, Roland, John, Glenn , Marvin, Tanya, Lynette and, Keith, (Davis, Tillman, & Reddick families).

Special thanks to Louise Banks (Rose) she was like a second mom to Phillip and Lori Lovering (Social Worker) at the Tremont Residents House in Boston. From Steven & Darrell to our brother Phillip thank you, for Fifty-five years of cherish blessings love you , forever.

Phillip departed this life on February 4th, 2023 he was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. He leave to cherish in his memories mother Donna Wright of Cambridge, Ma; Brothers Steven M Wright (Darlene) of Fall River, Ma; Darrell L. Wright (Cora D.) of Randolph, Ma; seven nieces: Shakina, Janine, Sedasia, Sharlene, Shamika, Shannon, and Shanee. One: nephew Darrell Jr., five great-grand nieces and nephews and host of cousins and friends.

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