Gospel Music Artist Rev. Timothy Wright Laid To Rest
The Rev. Timothy Wright was laid to rest on Monday at Pilgrim Renaissance Cathedral in Brooklyn.
In a festive tribute that included scripture, reflection and plenty of gospel music, the Grammy-nominated recording artist was remembered during a four-hour funeral at the grand Pilgrim Baptist Church in Brooklyn Monday before his coffin made a 20-mile journey to Uniondale, where he was buried in Greenfield Cemetery.
The Rev. Al Sharpton, a longtime friend, said Wright’s accident happened the way he lived. “He was on the right side of the road. He left the way he lived here,” he said. “He kept running into people on the wrong side of the road.” Newsday
Rev. Wright was critically injured July 4, 2008 in a crash that killed his wife, Betty Wright, and their 14-year-old grandson, D.J. Wright. The Wrights were returning from a COGIC conference in Detroit when they were hit by a wrong-way driver, who also died, going the wrong way on Interstate 80 near Loganton, PA.