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Carolyn B. Wright

March 8, 1937 - February 4, 2021

Carolyn B. Wright, age 83, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021.

Born in Roanoke, VA on March 8, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Earl and Beulah (Leonard) Burnett. Carolyn married the love of her life in 1957 and moved to Wilmington, DE working for DuPont before starting her family. Carolyn was a gentle soft-spoken lady who dedicated her life to her family as a loving homemaker. Carolyn’s elegance and strength was an inspiration to those close to her. She embraced her southern heritage and instilled those values of graciousness, humility and kindness in her family. She enjoyed listening to Frank Sinatra and savoring a nice glass of wine.  She also loved playing the slot machines, taking trips to the beach and playing golf. She was the president of the Wilmington Janecees in 1967. Above all, Carolyn cherished family vacations and gatherings.

In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband and high school sweetheart, Albert Johnson “Jack” Wright, Jr.; and sisters, Doris Ashford (Jack) and Laura Lee Holcomb (Joe). She is survived by her children, Mark Wright (Beth) of Middletown, Stephen Wright (January) of Wilmington, Laura Firlein (Brian) of Middletown and Darren Wright of Baltimore, MD; grandchildren, Kate, Holly, James, Brandon, Kacey and Tyler; and many nieces and nephews.

All services will be held privately.


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12 Condolences for Carolyn B. Wright

  • Laura and family,

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. You can tell she was not just a beautiful woman but had a gorgeous soul. Sending my love and prayers to you all.

  • RIP Carolyn. Prayers for the family. Such beautiful memories to keep her wonderful spirit with you until you meet again in the eternal after life ❤

  • What a beautiful woman, inside and out!!
    Prayers for the family🙏🏻
    Love you guys!

  • Mark and Stephen and Lauren and Darren I am so sorry for your loss your mother was a good woman and and a great mom she will be missed

  • Darrin and Wright Family,
    So sorry to hear about your loss. Condolences,

  • They don’t make them much kinder, classier or beautiful than your mother. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to share great times! ❤️🙏🏼

  • My wife and I moved into Spring Arbor about 10 years ago. I don’t remember the occasion it was so long ago, but I met Carolyn, it may have been just a walk around the neighborhood, but I never forgot our one on one brief meeting. I thought she was so physically beautiful, smart and sweet. We didn’t talk much but enough for me to realize she was really someone special. Our conversation stayed with me until this day. A special prayer for Carolyn tonight.

  • Darren and Family. We are very sorry for your loss. May God hold you tight in his arms in this tough time. Prayers for the family. You now have one amazing guardian Angel to watch over you.

  • Laura, Brian, Mark, Bethann, Darren, January and Stephen – We are so saddened to learning of Carolyn’s passing. She influenced us with her grace, style and genuine lady qualities. God bless you as you mourn through this difficult time. You are in our hearts.

  • Such a lovely tribute.

  • May Carolyn Rest In Peace knowing she was a great friend to me and my family. Being my neighbor, we shared lots of laughs and memories of our past. She will be missed but never forgotten. 💝🙏

  • Your mom was one of a kind… She was sweet, soft spoken, absolutely beautiful, feisty, funny, loving, caring and one of the most wonderful women I’ve ever met in my life. She will be missed by everyone who ever had the privilege of knowing her. My heart is with you all… Love, Dawn