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Adell Wright Jr., of Chattanooga, TN departed this life on Friday, January 17, 2020.  Born August 23, 1943 to the late Adell and Dora Wright.  He gave his life to Jesus shortly after serving in the Vietnam war at the World’s Church of the Living God.  He was a member of the security team. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He was a member of The Anointed Sons of God and loved singing even as a child. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Lora Wright, of 49 years; sons, Derald, Stephen (Rasha), Kedrick (Sara) Wright; three daughters, Cynthia, Dorcas Aleah and Gretchen Wright; two loving brothers, John Wright and Oscar Nance; one grandson, Stephen Wright Jr.; 10 granddaughters, Camesha Tate, Carlese’ (Alex) Lopez, Tionna, Essynce, Jhaniah, Rebekah, Rachel, Rose, Olivia Wright and Harmonee Knox; adopted children, Thomas (Natalie) Wright, Tanya Cochran and Ruthie Hughley; six brother-in-laws, Glenn, Lemuel (Elvira), George (Brenda), Jerome (Liz), Lowell (Sharon) and Dwight (Madeline) Swindle; devoted friends, Mona and Leon Dean and a host of nephews and nieces.  Public viewing will begin after 12 noon Thursday, January 23, 2020, at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, January 24 in the chapel.  Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.

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  • Saturday, January 18, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    My thoughts and prayers are with you Cynthia and everyone else during this grieving moment. I love you all and I will miss you dearly Uncle Jr
    ~ Geneva Wright   Mobile, AL
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Cynthia(Aggie)may the Lord continue to comfort each of you during this trying time,just know everything you need it's in the LORD. I'm forever praying for your comfort. Love you
    ~ Min.regena Whitten-williams   Smiths, AL
  • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    My prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord strengthen you and keep you in His arms. I love you Cynthia, Dr. Shauna Wooten
    ~ Dr. Shauna Wooten   Harrison, TN
  • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    So sorry for your loss, may God bless your family.
    ~ Dorothy D mays   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    We would like to send our condolences to the Wright family. We did not personally know Mr. Wright, but his daughter Aleah is our adopted sister. Mr. Wright cared for our father when he was in the time of need, and we will be there for the Wright family in any way that we can. Aleah, we love you, and we are right here with you!!
    ~ Gregory and Katrich Hale   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    Cynthia and family, my prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I pray that GOD will give you peace and strength.Please accept my condolences. Elaine McDaniel
    ~ Elaine Warren   Clanton, AL
  • Sunday, January 19, 2020
    I want to send my deepest, heart felt condolences to the family. I had the privilege of taking care of Mr. Wright off and on at our facility. He was always smiling, cracking jokes, and my early bird in the morning, ready for some coffee. He always remembered my name because his grand daughter and I share the same name. I always looked forward to coming into his room, always filled with family and lots of laughter and love. My prayers are with you all and I am so sorry for this great loss. God Bless. May you all find strength, understanding and peace knowing he is with our Lord and Savior for all eternity, in his glorified body, waiting to meet you all again at Heavens gates.
    ~ Rebecca Parkridge Medical Center
  • Sunday, January 19, 2020
    I want to send my deepest, heart felt condolences to the family. I had the privilege of taking care of Mr. Wright off and on at our facility. He was always smiling, cracking jokes, and my early bird in the morning, ready for some coffee. He always remembered my name because his grand daughter and I share the same name. I always looked forward to coming into his room, always filled with family and lots of laughter and love. My prayers are with you all and I am so sorry for this great loss. God Bless. May you all find strength, understanding and peace knowing he is with our Lord and Savior for all eternity, in his glorified body, waiting to meet you all again at Heavens gates.
    ~ Rebecca Parkridge Medical Center
  • Sunday, January 19, 2020
    Cynthia, my sincerest condolences to you and your family. May God grant you the strength to get through this tough time! Love, Telicia Ward-Thomas, your IU Family!
    ~ Telicia Ward-Thomas   Beaufort, SC
  • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    Cynthia and family, my prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I pray that GOD will give you peace and strength.Please accept my condolences. Elaine McDaniel
    ~ Elaine Warren   Clanton, AL
  • Sunday, January 19, 2020
    Sending love and prayers to Cynthia and her family.
    ~ Libra Jackson   Chattanooga, TN
  • Monday, January 20, 2020
    SENDING MY CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY.BRO DELL WAS ALWAYS SO NICE AND FUNNY.PRAYING FOR COMFORT FOR THE FAMILY. WENDY HUGHES
    ~ WENDY FAYE HUGHES   CHATTANOOGA, TN
  • Monday, January 20, 2020
    To the family -Our prayers and love is with you. It has been an honor to have known Bro.Dell over the years. We will remember him in our heart.(his laughter and smile)
    ~ Ricky & Alice Boyd   Dalzell, SC
  • Friday, January 24, 2020
    Cynthia, We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. We are keeping you and your family in our prayers especially today. God is our strength and comfort. Sending our prayers, love and sympathy your way - your cousins Lorraine , husband Eugene and family
    ~ Jessie & Lorraine Pearson   Clanton, AL
  • Monday, January 20, 2020
    Our deepest Heart Felt Loss At This Time. He was devoted to Calling just about Every Week Truly that will be missed. Love Family.
    ~ vesta wright & Son Derald Wright   Santa Clarita, CA
  • Monday, January 20, 2020
    Daddy, I "truly" miss you and thank God for all of the great times we have had over the years. You were such a great father filled with lots of humor and mostly, you were young at heart! I look forward to seeing you in heaven on the streets of gold! Love your daughter, Cynthia Anne Wright
    ~ Cynthia A. Wright, MPAH   Chattanooga, TN
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    My deepest condolences to my nephew Derald and his siblings on the lost of their father, Adell. May GOD grant his family peace and comfort at this difficult time.
    ~ T. Wilder   Stockbridge, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    My deepest condolences to my nephew Derald and his siblings on the lost of their father, Adell. May GOD grant his family peace and comfort at this difficult time.
    ~ T. Wilder   Stockbridge, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    My deepest condolences to my nephew Derald and his siblings on the lost of their father, Adell. May GOD grant his family peace and comfort at this difficult time.
    ~ Mrs. Wilder   Stockbridge, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    My deepest condolences to my nephew Derald and his siblings on the lost of their father, Adell. May GOD grant his family peace and comfort at this difficult time.
    ~ Mrs. Wilder   Stockbridge, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    My deepest condolences to my nephew Derald and his siblings on the lost of their father, Adell. May GOD grant his family peace and comfort at this difficult time.
    ~ Mrs. Wilder   Stockbridge, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Dear Cynthia, please accept our deepest love and prayers from the pacific islands as you mourn the passing of your father. We greatly appreciate your dad's years of military service, especially in Vietnam. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. The Kelekolio Family
    ~ Kelekolio Family   Wahiawa, HI
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Wishing our friend Cynthia Wright our sympathy, love, and many prayers during your time of lost.
    ~ Hilo SDA Church Hawaii   Hilo Hawaii, HI
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    The St. Francis Pharmacy Family would like to wish our dear friend and work colleague , Cynthia Wright, our love and to remind you that Christ will grant you the strength you need to endure. Warmest sympathy from the Pharmacy.
    ~ St. Francis Pharmacy & Hospital   Columbus, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Sister Lora I was so sadden to learn of Brother Dell’s passing. Ronnie and I knew you all before you ever married. I have often thought about him singing Wonderful Jesus. He had a strong and wonderful voice. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to you and your family. May the love of Jesus heal all hearts over time. Peace!
    ~ Gracelia Q Moore   Chattanooga, TN
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Wishing the family understanding and comfort from our heavenly Father. We pray you will live with Mr. ADell again in the earth made new.
    ~ Andrew and Sophia Shaw   Lake City, FL
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Wishing the family understanding and comfort from our heavenly Father. We pray you will live with Mr. ADell again in the earth made new.
    ~ Andrew and Sophia Shaw   Lake City, FL
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Dear Cynthia, we send our love and prayers to you and your loved ones during this time of mourning for your dad. May you be comforted and hug each other closer.
    ~ Sophie & Joe
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    My heart is with you Derald and the rest of the Wright family in your time of sorrow, but joy comes in the Morning. Love your Auntie.
    ~ Brenda Jones   Columbus, OH
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Derald, and your family during this difficult time. Adell and I shared some good times. Love your Uncle Lee
    ~ Lee Logan   Columbus, OH
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Cynthia, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you and your family a peace that surpasses all understanding. You are such an amazing cousin, and I'm sure you were an amazing daughter as well. I'm sorry that we can't be with you at this time, but know that we love you! -Marion, Clarissa, and Family.
    ~ Clarissa Smith   Jemison, AL
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Prayers are going up for my family. May God give us all strength in this trying time. Cousin Adell will surely be missed. Love you all.
    ~ Marche' Talmadge Scott   Weaver, AL
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    May God cradle you gently in his arms as you go through your time of Sorrow. Cherish those memories forever. I Love You All. Sharon
    ~ Sharon Varner-Fields   Savannah, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    May God cradle you gently in his arms as you go through your time of Sorrow. Cherish those memories forever. I Love You All. Sharon
    ~ Sharon Varner-Fields   Savannah, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    May God cradle you gently in his arms as you go through your time of Sorrow. Cherish those memories forever. I Love You All. Sharon
    ~ Sharon Varner-Fields   Savannah, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    May God cradle you gently in his arms as you go through your time of Sorrow. Cherish those memories forever. I Love You All. Sharon
    ~ Sharon Varner-Fields   Savannah, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    May God cradle you gently in his arms as you go through your time of Sorrow. Cherish those memories forever. I Love You All. Sharon
    ~ Sharon Varner-Fields   Savannah, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    May God cradle you gently in his arms as you go through your time of Sorrow. Cherish those memories forever. I Love You All. Sharon
    ~ Sharon Varner-Fields   Savannah, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    May God cradle you gently in his arms as you go through your time of Sorrow. Cherish those memories forever. I Love You All. Sharon
    ~ Sharon Varner-Fields   Savannah, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    May God cradle you gently in his arms as you go through your time of Sorrow. Cherish those memories forever. I Love You All. Sharon
    ~ Sharon Varner-Fields   Savannah, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    May God cradle you gently in his arms as you go through your time of Sorrow. Cherish those memories forever. I Love You All. Sharon
    ~ Sharon Varner-Fields   Savannah, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Cynthia, keeping you and your family in my prayers.
    ~ Detra Rosser   Columbus, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Cynthia, I am praying for you and your family as you mourn the loss of your dad. You all can rest in the knowledge that God will provide you with guidance and peace during this time.
    ~ Sharon McDaniel
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Cynthia, my condolences goes out to you and your family. I'm praying for strength for you and your family.
    ~ Rongelyn Hogan   Milledgeville, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Cynthia, my condolences goes out to you and your family. I'm praying for strength for you and your family.
    ~ Rongelyn Hogan   Milledgeville, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Cynthia, I am sorry for the loss to you and your family. Please look to our Heavenly Father in your time of grief. Remember his promises to bear our burdens. Know that our family loves and prays for you continuously. We trust in God’s word this pain is only for a night. Jesus will come again and reunite us with love ones who passed away.
    ~ LaShonda Colbert   Macon, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    May God cradle you gently in his arms as you go through your time of Sorrow. Cherish those memories forever. I Love You All. Sharon
    ~ Sharon Varner-Fields   Savannah, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    May God cradle you gently in his arms as you go through your time of Sorrow. Cherish those memories forever. I Love You All. Sharon
    ~ Sharon Varner-Fields   Savannah, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    May God cradle you gently in his arms as you go through your time of Sorrow. Cherish those memories forever. I Love You All. Sharon
    ~ Sharon Varner-Fields   Savannah, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    May God cradle you gently in his arms as you go through your time of Sorrow. Cherish those memories forever. I Love You All. Sharon
    ~ Sharon Varner-Fields   Savannah, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    May God cradle you gently in his arms as you go through your time of Sorrow. Cherish those memories forever. I Love You All. Sharon
    ~ Sharon Varner-Fields   Savannah, GA
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Cynthia I’m praying for you and your family during this time. You are all God children just as your dad was and soon Jesus will return for us all the take us to heaven to live forever with Him. Praying for a peace that passes all understanding and a comfort that only God can provide. I love you!
    ~ Quonna Peters
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Cynthia. I see you in picture of your father. This is a difficult time. But you will handle it with God's help. Praying for you and your family... Pastor Harris.
    ~ Pastor Harris   Center Point, AL
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Cynthia and Wright’s Family. May you receive the comfort only God can give. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. Annie Carlisle sends her deepest condolences. I never met your dad. But since childhood, you shared a deep bond with him. May the memories bring you joy. Bessie Carlisle Haynes
    ~ Bessie Haynes   Lafayette, AL
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    We were deeply saddened to hear that your dad passed away, but we are sending you healing prayer and soothing hugs! love Sharon Henry and family
    ~ Sharon Henry   Ft White
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Dear Professor Cynthia Wright, your Allied Health students at Georgia Northwestern want to wish you comfort and healing during this time during the loss of your father. May he rest in peace and God be your guide. Your Allied Health Class of 2020, we love you!
    ~ Allied Health Students of Georgia Northwestern College   Rock Springs, GA
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Dear Cynthia and Wright family, although we never had the opportunity to meet me him, from what we read; he was an honorable and great man. Most importantly, he was a man of God. Don't fret about him. God takes care of his own!! We love you and will continue to pray for the family that the Holy Spirit will fill that void as only he can.
    ~ Dr. and Mrs. Horace Malone Malone   Lithonia, GA
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Dear Cynthia and Wright family, although we never had the opportunity to meet me him, from what we read; he was an honorable and great man. Most importantly, he was a man of God. Don't fret about him. God takes care of his own!! We love you and will continue to pray for the family that the Holy Spirit will fill that void as only he can.
    ~ Dr. and Mrs. Horace Malone Malone   Lithonia, GA
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Dear Cynthia and Wright family, although we never had the opportunity to meet me him, from what we read; he was an honorable and great man. Most importantly, he was a man of God. Don't fret about him. God takes care of his own!! We love you and will continue to pray for the family that the Holy Spirit will fill that void as only he can.
    ~ Dr. and Mrs. Horace Malone Malone   Lithonia, GA
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    You will be truly missed, I love you from the bottom of my heart, we know you are alright now you and paw paw are together, you will always have a piece of my heart I love you Uncle Dell your baby Chappell Craw !!!
    ~ Chappell Craw   Chattanooga, TN
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Sending my Condolences to Derald and Family. Adell memories goes way back as i and Derald were kids. Uncle Lorenzo
    ~ Lorenzo Logan   Columbus, OH
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Throughout my life I have been blessed with a few people who I consider to be real men. You were one of the few. Over the past few years out time together was often strained due to my personal obligations. Regardless, I want to thank you for your time, the conversations, and most importantly for allowing me to have your family last name. Your smile and your one of a kind laugh I will keep close to me. May God continue to bless the family at this difficult time. As you would call me, your chosen adopted son with love. "Thomas & (Natalie) Wright
    ~ Thomas Wright   Birmingham, AL
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    To the Wright family I send my deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved husband, father, brother, and friend. Aleah, may God provide you the strength to weather this loss and the support from family and friends.
    ~ Doris Fletcher   Chattanooga, TN
  • Friday, January 24, 2020
    Cynthia, We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. We are keeping you and your family in our prayers especially today. God is our strength and comfort. Sending our prayers, love and sympathy your way - your cousins Lorraine , husband Eugene and family
    ~ Jessie & Lorraine Pearson   Clanton, AL
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Cynthia and Family, thinking of you during this difficult time. Your are in our prayers. Wishing you strength, peace and comfort during this time. We love you.
    ~ Jim & Ethel Jeffcoat   Hinesville, GA
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Cynthia and Family, thinking of you during this difficult time. Your are in our prayers. Wishing you strength, peace and comfort during this time. We love you.
    ~ Jim & Ethel Jeffcoat   Hinesville, GA
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Sending prayers to the family in this time of bereavement.
    ~ Ischia Williams   Chattanooga
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    To the family, my wife and I would like to give our deepest condolences during this difficult time. Find comfort in God and he will help you make it through. We are praying for you all.
    ~ Ronald & Laquareus Seraphin   Port St. Lucie
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Cynthia, myself and Pastor Perry of Detroit are definitely praying for you and your family in regards to the loss of your Dad. My mother sends her condolences as well. I am grateful I had the chance to meet your father at your college graduation. Please take comfort in knowing how proud of you as a daughter he was. We love you!
    ~ Dr Tiarra K   Detroit, MI
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Cynthia and Family,I'm sending my prayers for comfort and understanding during the loss of your father my. Know he suffers no more and one you will be joyest and I his presence again. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Love you Cynthia!
    ~ Vanessa Dossett   Hixson, TN
  • Friday, January 24, 2020
    Our prayers of Love and comfort to the family. Know you are loved dearly.
    ~ James and Tina Player   Chattanooga, TN
  • Friday, January 24, 2020
    Cynthia, my heartfelt condolences and prayers for you and your family. May God give you strength and peace here on Earth until you are reunited together in Heaven rejoicing with our Heavenly Father.
    ~ Lea Gholston   Chattanooga, TN
  • Friday, January 24, 2020
    Praying for your healing, comfort, strength and peace during this painful time. I hope you feel the love that surrounds you, now and always. Thinking of you all with heartfelt sympathy.
    ~ Lakina
  • Friday, January 24, 2020
    I pray that God will bless you and your family, Cynthia, with His peace during this time of your lost. Rosa Walden
    ~ Rosa Walden   Combus, GA
  • Friday, January 24, 2020
    I pray that God will bless you and your family, Cynthia, with His peace during this time of your lost. Rosa Walden
    ~ Rosa Walden   Combus, GA
  • Friday, January 24, 2020
    PRAYING FOR YOU AN YOUR FAMILY(ALEAH) THE STARKEY FAMILY
  • Friday, January 24, 2020
    MAY GOD HOLD YOU(ALEAH) AN YOUR FAMILY IN HIS HANDS**EDIE STARKEY &FAMILY
    ~ EDIE STARKEY&FAMILY   CHATTANOOGA, TN
  • Friday, January 24, 2020
    Cynthia, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God bless each of you. I’m only a phone call away.
    ~ Sadie Simmons   Milledgeville, GA
  • Friday, January 31, 2020
    Dear Cynthia, I am sad to hear your father passed away. A friend of mine once told me "rememberance is a way of meeting" and while we talk about our loved ones who passed away, they are not forgotten, they are still alive in us. So, we need to talk about them to our kids and grandchildren and they will be alive for ever. A big hug to you and Camesha and Carlese, Meike
    ~ Meike   Germany