Linda Marie Wright

October 31, 1947 - April 1, 2015

10/31/1947 - 04/01/2015

Linda Marie Wright, age 67, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at her home in Chesapeake, Virginia after a courageous five year fight against cancer.
Linda was born in Norfolk, Virginia on October 31, 1947. She was the daughter of John H. Carnes, Jr. and Annie Marie Carnes. On January 9, 1965 she became the beloved wife of Charles “Skip” Wright.
Linda, also known fondly as “Nana” spent most of her life serving her community, family and friends. She spent the earlier part of her life caring for children in her home and teaching at Town and Country. She was extremely active with the Azalea Little League where she coached softball alongside her husband Skip Wright. After moving to Chesapeake, Virginia she became a business owner in the community and opened Hillwell Nursery. She was also very active with the American Cancer Society and participated in many Relay for Life events over the years.
Above all Linda loved caring for and supporting others whether it be tending to her husband, raising two sets of girls, cooking a huge family dinner, or coaching a team she always showed immeasurable love and support to others. Through her contagious smile and laughter she won the hearts of many, who even now are being changed by the constant nurturing love and faith she has shown them over the years. Her signature gift of bringing joy into the lives of others will never be forgotten.
She is survived by her husband of fifty years Charles Wright, III; her daughter Ginny Wright Johnson; her five grandchildren Crystal Wright Vaughn, Brooke Wright, Jack Johnson, Kenny Harvey, and Rachel Cain; her sister Ginger Carnes McAlpine; her brother-in-law Robert A. Wright; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her father John H. Carnes, Jr.; her mother Annie Marie Carnes; her brother John “Jackie” Carnes, III; as well as her daughter Catherine Lynn Wright.
Funeral services will be held at the Altmeyer Funeral Home in Chesapeake, Virginia on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 11:00am. Burial will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia. A wake will be held on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Altmeyer Funeral Home in Chesapeake, Virginia from 6 – 8:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Chesapeake Relay for Life either through the Relay website under “Team Nana” or to American Cancer Society 4416 Expressway Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Also, the family would like to thank Sentara Hospice, most especially Nurse Heather.

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Louise Carnes Sheets
8 years ago

I remember the good times with Linda and Ginger and their parents. So sorry to hear of Lindas’ home going, I will be praying for all of you.

Michael & Susan
8 years ago

Love and prayers to the family !

Target Pharmacy
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers to the family.

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