Stacey Lynn Wright was born in Lexington on August 1, 1983, to Jerry and Kathy Wright. She died January 8, 2014, of a sudden illness at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, after a year of declining health. She attended Stoner Thomas School where she received her certificate of completion for education. Stacey worked at The Workshop of Davidson and Flawless Hair and Nail Studio for many years. They helped her to learn to live a life of independence. She stopped working in 2013 due to early dementia and spent her days with her workers traveling in Lexington, visiting the library and local stores. Stacey lived at home with her parents and loved her family. She had a large extended family that brought joy to her life. After her mother passed away she got a “new Mom” and a “new baby sister”. She loved her sister and loved to play with her. Stacey loved to do art work, and she loved dolphins. Her love for dolphins came to life in a beautiful painting she did under guidance of the art program she attended through The Workshop of Davidson. Stacey was starting her 26th year with Special Olympics Davidson County. Throughout those years she competed in many sports, such as cheerleading, bocce, swimming and basketball. Basketball was her favorite sport. Stacey was a “True Blue” Carolina Tarheels fan. She loved her team and was their biggest fan. She attended High Rock Community Church and was a greeter at the door. Stacey never met a stranger and she would tell you all about herself. She was a precious light in our community.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Kathy Phillips Wright; Grandmother, Ilene Duncan Leach; grandparents, John Wright and Janie Wood Wright; aunt, Gwen Phillips Williams; and uncle, Dalford Owens.
Surviving are her father, Jerry Wright and “new Mom” Gina Wright of the home; sisters, Samantha Wright and Anna Louvet-Wright of the home; brothers, Shane Wright and wife Denise of Winston-Salem and Jason Wright of Asheboro; grandparents, Melinda Zarate of Lexington and Michael Zarate of Thomasville, and Willie and Doug Braudaway of Del Rio, Texas. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins to cherish her memory; and her special boyfriend of many years, Johnny Greene.
The family would like to thank Easter Seals UCP for all the help and support they provided these past years for Stacey. A special thanks to her workers, Amanda Hill, Aleigha Waters and Fannie Wall. Thank you for loving and caring for our girl like she was your family.
Memorials may be made to The Workshop of Davidson, P.O. Box 906, Lexington, NC 27293.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014, at High Rock Community Church, with the Pastors Tom Dolinger and Mike Hilliard officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2014, at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at the home of Gina and Jerry Wright on Cow Palace Road. Stacey would prefer casual comfortable dress for her funeral.