Billy Wayne Wright was born in Mineola, Tx on June 22, 1954 to the late Robert Wright Jr. and Delois Wright. He attended McFarland and later graduated from Mineola High School in 1972. Shortly after graduation he enlisted in the United States Army to serve his country, where he earned his Sharpshooter Badge as well as became an exceptional Chef.
He was a dedicated member of Sidney Temple Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Rev. O.J. Mays. After being called to Ministry at East Chapel CME Church, he became Pastor of Salem CME of Cushing, Tx. He later became Pastor of New Hope Corinth of Malakoff, Tx as well as Pastor of Humble Baptist Church of Mineola, Tx. Billy was ordained in the Methodist Conference by Rev. D.L. Madlock under the Leadership of Rev. Leonard Spurling.
He was proceeded in death by his father Robert Wright Jr., two brothers Lincoln Roy Wright and Edward Charles Russell, one grandson Christian Wright and one granddaughter Jazmine Staples.
He leaves his memories to be cherished by A devoted Mother Delois Wright, Five Daughters LaShanda Wright, Anita Thornton(Adam), Winter Wright, Misti Blackwell and Lovely Wright. Three sons DeVante Wright, Joshua Wright and Caleb Wright, Two Special Sons Edwin Wright and Rashawn Hornsby. Eight Grand Children and Four Great Grand Children. Two sisters Cora Palmer and JoKathryn McCarty, Three brothers Lawrence Wright, Anthony Wright and Virgil Wright. A host of relatives, church members and friends.