"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living"
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Gail Sylvia Wright

Gail Sylvia Wright

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April 6, 1961                  July 18,2021


Gail Sylvia Wright was born to the late Marchester Wright and Katherine Delores (Brooks) Wright on April 6, 1961 at Cooper Hospital in Camden, New Jersey .  She departed this life on Sunday, July 18, 2021. Gail was the youngest of four children. Two brothers, Clarence and Kenneth Wright, pre-deceased her in death and she leaves to mourn her passing, one loving sister Sheila Delores Hay.

Gail received her formal education in the Glassboro Public School System. She worked hard as a student but tests and books were not her passion. Gail found her passion working with her hands and making beautiful, creative crafts of art and home décor  which adorned her apartment. Her other talents were sewing, crocheting and coloring, just to name a few. Her son Clyde states that, “Mom could make a pillow come to life.” Gail taught her grandchildren to color and their love of coloring will always be a cherished memory of their grandmother. Gail had a ‘green thumb’ that could make any house plant thrive and flourish and her love of planting vegetable gardens, certainly ‘grew’ out of her childhood, growing up on the Wright family farm.

Hard work was no stranger to Gail. She was gainfully employed in several different jobs. Her first job as a machinist was with PSI, a manufacturing company in Pitman, New Jersey.  She also had employment with the Merry Maids Cleaning Company, as a dependable house cleaning employee.  As a home health aide, Gail showed loving kindness and patience for the elderly that were under her care. Later, Glassboro State College (Rowan) hired Gail to work in the Food Service Department where she loved making pizzas for the students!

 Gail learned the importance of religion early in her life. As a young child, she attended the Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church in Glassboro, New Jersey. It was there that she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior.  Singing songs of Zion in church, always brought a smile to her face. As she grew older, Gail sought to find a warm, welcoming church family and she would attend several church services.  Her search came to an end when she made the St. Matthews Baptist Church in Williamstown, New Jersey, her new church home. She faithfully completed the church’s membership classes under the Biblical teaching of Pastor Raymond L. Gordon.

Those who knew Gail were warmed by her friendly, fun-loving disposition.  She loved a good laugh. She was quick to speak her mind but that was all part of the Gail you learned to love.  At any given moment, you could hear her break out in a song or maybe watch her start dancing across the floor to the music of some “oldie but goodie, but just don’t get in her way.  Gail’s kind, gentle nature, nurtured many a person in need. If they passed her way and she could help them, she would .In recent times, Gail endured many emotional struggles, but she never lost the love of her family and her love for them, still remained.

Gail’s memory will be cherished and forever remembered by her three loving children: Jonathan Sutton, Jr. (John-John) of Glassboro, NJ; Syreeta Destini` Butler (Jay) of Swedesboro, NJ; Clyde Andre` Butler (Alyssa) of  Lindenwold, NJ; one sister Sheila Delores Hay ( Jeffrey) of Turnersville, N.J.; three granddaughters: Raveen Baldwin, Janelle Sutton and Katara Sutton; two grandsons: Jonathan Sutton III and Jah`Ty Dickson and one great-grandson,  Mari; two aunts, Wilhemena Wright of Glassboro, N.J. and Ida Brooks of Chester, PA; four god-children: Torrey Brooks, Tameka Patterson, Timothy Breaker and  Theo Linen and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones. Leroy Butler and Jonathan Sutton, Sr., the fathers of her children, developed a close, enduring bond with Gail that lasted a lifetime.  Her presence will be truly missed by all.




Homegoing Service

                    July 27, 2021

Viewing – 9:00-11:00 AM  *  Service 11 AM

               First Baptist Church

              103 Grove Street

              Glassboro, NJ 08028

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