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Darryl Wright

March 16, 1971 - June 16, 2022

Darryl Lee “Moochie” Wright, of 104 Federal Street, Lynchburg, VA, at the age of 51, entered into eternal rest and gained his heavenly wings on June 16, 2022. He courageously battled an illness with cancer and peacefully passed away at UVA hospital. Darryl was born on March 16, 1971 to the late Gloria Ann Wright and Hugh Alfred “Al” Payne.

In addition to his late mother, he was preceded in death by his sister Cynthia Marie Payne-Richie, Juanita Smithand eight uncles that was like father’s to him: Charles Wright, Allen Wright, Richard Wright, James Wright, Jr., Cleveland Barber, and Jerome Wright, Renny Russel, Sr., Henry Russel.

Darryl was raised in Lynchburg, VA and grew up in one of the Historic seven hills better known as Tinbridge Hill. Growing up in the neighborhood Darryl was always kind and respectful to the youth and the Elderly. He always looked out for others and you very seldomly heard him complain even down to his last day on this earth. Darryl being the 1st born identical twin was always strong mined like his mother whom he had a very close bond with and she provided and had his back on anything and stood by him in all his good and troubling times in life.

In addition to his father, Hugh Alred “Al” Payne (Val), he leaves to cherish his eternal memories, include his daughter, Ariel Shanice Johnson; granddaughter, Avana Star Johnson; identical twin brother, Derrick Lee (Fatts) Wright; sister, Demetrius Lynette Wright; brother, Hugh Harrell; sister, Ashley Payne Ratliff (Elliott); uncles, Abdul Shakir and Hugh (Constance) Wright, Sr.; aunts, Mabel Barber, Jirleen Wright, Phyllis H. Wright; Minister Constance Wright, Louise Johnson, Mildred Smith, and Katherine Oulds; and a special devoted Aunt, Mary Wright; one devoted nephew, Darrian Wright; special cousins, Hugh Wright, Jr., Hugh Wright lll, Charles Wright, Marcus Wright, Renny Russel, Jr., and Derrick Gentry just to name a few; special friends that are just like sisters to him, Sonja Pannell, Deanna Oliver, Anjanette Brown, Shatisha Thomas, and Jasmine Patel; other special friends that are just like brothers to him, Jonathan Martin, and Quinton Haythe just to name a few; and a host of other loving family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at The Tharp Funeral Home Chapel Lynchburg.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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I thought I would get to see you again but I guess you had different plans I am so deeply saddened that I won’t get to reminisce and laugh about how you used to stay on me and Meechie about where we were going or what we were doing you didn’t play about that… This is a hard one this world is certainly gonna miss you Moochie love from your little cousin Valerie

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Officially Missing You! My love goes out to your family!

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Condolences to the Wright family. I hadn't seen Moochie in years. RIP you will be missed.

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Rest in Peace Cuzzo!! I love you and will miss your emails and thoughtful gifts for special occasions!

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God saw that you were getting tired and no cure was near, so he whispered in your ear, my child come here. He saw that you had been running year after year so he whispered in your ear my child come here. He saw you through the tough times and carried you thru the storms he put his loving arms around you to help keep you warm. He prepared a place for you cause he knew the time was near, So he sent his loving Angles and told them bring him here. Rest In Peace Darryl Moochie Wright. Praying for the family.

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I hadn't seen him or his brother in years but I remember them both from linkhorne & EC Glass ,they used to ask me to look at my Mustang magazines I had in my notebook they liked cars too. They were my Friends!! I hope they would say the same about me?? But He will be missed!!

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Sorry for your loss prayers for the family

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Posted by Rev.Mary E Woodruff on June 19, 2022

Big Moochie was a good man he was loved by so many people he will truly be missed R.I.H (rest in heaven

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