Freddie Wright, 58, of Ridgeland SC passed away Monday, April 12, 2021, in Columbia, SC. Arrangements are entrusted to Allen Funeral Home of Ridgeland. We welcome you to provide thoughts and memories on our tribute wall.
Freddie Wright went to be with the LORD at 11:28 pm on Monday, April 12, 2021, at the age of 58 surrounded by loved ones at the Providence Hospital in Columbia after an extended illness.
Freddie, beloved son of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Youmans Wright and the late Mr. Eugene Wright was born February 24, 1963. He received his educational training in the public schools of Jasper County in Ridgeland, South Carolina. In high school, he played the trumpet on the marching band and worked as a school bus driver for the local district.
At an early age, Freddie joined Padgett Branch Baptist Church in Gillisonville and was baptized on the basis of his profession of faith in Jesus Christ. Freddie enjoyed life, he was friendly, fun-loving, and approachable to everyone. He was best known for his infectious smile, his pleasant personality, and his affinity for his favorite artist, Frankie Beverly and Maze.
After learning a valuable trade-in plastering, he became an entrepreneur starting his own business, FW Stucco, in 1985. Through his business, he gainfully employed many into the workforce and provided summer apprenticeships for young men, thereby enhancing the lives of numerous families and communities throughout the state of South Carolina. Much of his excellent workmanship is evident across the state, especially around the low country.
Freddie was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Bernard Frost, and a sister, Joyce Wiggins.
He leaves to cherish warm and sweet memories his children, Kristen, Delaiah, Annick, Shamekque, Tobias, Darius, and Destiny. He is survived by his brother Lee Youmans, (Luvenia) of Point South, sisters, Sheila Wright of Ridgeland, Eleatha Jennings of Columbia South Carolina Evangeline Hall of Miami, Florida, Francenia Orr of Rochester, New York, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, grans, a village of friends, and a loving godmother, Mrs. Carolyn “MaMa” Mallette.
Freddie garnered special friendships with Debbie Orum, Cheryl Thompson, and Taryn Mallette-Tyler who was also his caregiver during his final days.
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