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Nokee Gwee Wright

Sunrise November 9, 1958 – Sunset July 2, 2018

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:1-3

It is with deep sorrow and profound regret that the Wright, Deputie, Yalartai, and Gray families, along with the Liberian community of Connecticut announce the untimely death of our beloved father, son, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin, Nokee Gwee Wright. This tragic event occurred on Saturday, June 30, 2018 in West Haven, Connecticut. “Uncle Nuke/General” as he was affectionately called, was generous, sympathetic, respectful and humble. He loved his family and friends without bounds. His affectionate and warm smile touched many hearts and made him much beloved by his family and friends. Uncle Nokee’s departure is an irreversible loss and our hearts are deeply broken. He will be greatly missed by everyone who came in contact with him.

He was predeceased by his parents, Rev. James D. Wright Sr. and Florence K. Wright. Siblings: Gloria Wright and Francis Wright.

He leaves to mourn and cherish his memory, his sons, Thomas F. Wright of Liberia, James N. Wright (Jean); Granddaughter Florence Wright; Siblings: James Deputie, Mark Deputie, Eunice V. Wright and Comfort K. Grant.  Cousins: Alvin Wright, Jacob Okai, Bennett M. Yalartai, William Johnson, Bishop Harmon D. Yalartai, Saturday B. Yalartai, his nephews Francis Gray Caleb H. Yalartai, nieces and a host of other relatives, extended families and friends.

Funeral Arrangements:
Wake Keeping: Friday 27, 2018 (7:00 PM -10:00 PM)
Faith Revival Temple Church
2 Elizabeth Street 
West Haven CT, 06516

Funeral Service: Saturday 28, 2018 (8:00 AM- 11:00 AM)
Faith Revival Temple Church
2 Elizabeth Street
West Haven CT, 06516
Interment: Evergreen Cemetery,
769 Ella T. Grasso Blvd
New Haven, CT 06519

Repast location and address will be shared at the gravesite

Contributions are being accepted at Bank of America:

Account #: 3850 2485 0854
ACH Routing #: 011900254
Wire Transfer # : 026009593

Name on account: Rose Okai

Jacob Okai: 203-922-2160
Caleb H. Yalartai: 203-606-0814
Francis Gray: 203-444-7223
James Deputie: 651-399-5194
Comfort K. Grant: 804-386-7292
James N. Wright: 862-253-6422
Bennett M. Yalartai: 732-404-7015
William Johnson: 475-731-9539
Eunice Wright: 011231886704147

Hotel & Motel Accommodations:
The following hotels are in close proximity to the Church.
Please call to negotiate rates.

Best Western Hotel
490 Saw Mill Rd.
West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 933-0344

Hampton Inn & Suites
510 Saw Mill Rd.
West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 932-0404

Econo Lodge
370 Highland Street
West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 285-6010