Rickey Wright was born July 24, 1953, to the union of the late Notra B. Wright Stewart and the late Rev. Jethrel Stewart in Chicago, Illinois. He was baptized and accepted Christ at an early age at Commonwealth Community Church in Chicago, Illinois. In 1973, Rickey graduated from Calumet High School in Chicago, Illinois. From there, he attended Olive Harvey Jr. College and then went on to the Chicago School of Automatic Transmissions, where he earned his technical degree. Rickey was united in holy matrimony to Cathy Beckham on August 2, 1975; to this union was born two daughters, Carrie L. and Notra T. Rickey was an extremely loving and caring person. He was also very friendly and was known for how much he loved to talk to people. Rickey was a people-person, and every friend he had was considered his buddy. He loved his daughters dearly and was crazy about his grandchildren. He loved classic cars and his big red pick-up truck that he was always shining up. He enjoyed working around the house; everything from yard work to painting, he would do. He enjoyed working on cars as he was in the transmission business for forty-plus years. Rickey loved music and would sit up at night playing his bass guitar and he also loved his church home, Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, where he considered everyone his family. On January 4, 2021, Rickey made his transition to be with God. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Cathy; daughters, Carrie L. (Lee Robert) and Notra T.; one brother, Ramond Wright of Chicago, Illinois; grandchildren, Gavin, D’Andre and Dominic; one brother-in-law, Jeffery Beckham (Dava) of Frankfort, Illinois; a cousin who was like a sister, Elizabeth Duarte of Markham, Illinois; a close friend who he called his brother, Earl Steward of Cleveland, Ohio; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who dearly loved and cared for him.
A public viewing is scheduled for Saturday January 09, 2021 from 11:30 am until service of celebration time 1:30 pm both at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church 1234 Pisgah Rd. Interment will be in Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery.
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