Sandra L. 'Hoppy' Wright
Sandra L. "Hoppy" Wright, age 72, of Meadville went home to be with Jesus surrounded by her family on November 23, 2019. She was born June 10, 1947 in Washington D.C. to the late William Edward Wright and Elsie Young.
A graduate of Henderson High School in West Chester, PA., this multitalented woman was a legal assistant for many years for Culbertson, Weiss, Schetroma and Schug Law Firm in Meadville. As an itinerate member of Gods holy church with inexhaustible energy and zeal, she served the Lord and people near and far. Whether it was Africa, Haiti or all over the great state of Pennsylvania, this ordained minister and founder of New Wine and Inside Outside Prison Ministries gave of herself to the local church, PA State Board of Prison Ministries, neighbors, family and friends. Her energetic, infectious and inspiring personality was a shining example of the redemptive power of a living God. She was an indomitable spirit; an overcomer, a mother, a "Gubba", and a friend and lover of God. Her smile lit up a room. She made others feel seen and valued. She was, and remains, a gift to all who encountered her. We grieve, because we will miss her, but not as "those who have no hope"; she is dancing now, beyond the veil.
She is survived by her son Darryl Wright and his wife Pam of Wilmington, NC. Her two daughters, Rev. Yevette "Lady" Christy of Westcliffe, CO and Nakia (Barnes) Christoff of Garner, NC. In addition are eight grandchildren: Daniel Shepard, Richard Blackwell, Sheighla Temple, Ma'at Blackwell, Matayus Christoff, Hope L. Wright, Joshua Christy and Phoenix Christoff. Sandra was preceded in death by her father and her granddaughter, Abigail L. Wright. A Celebration of Life will be held on December 14, 2019 at 10 am at Calvary Baptist Church, 543 Randolph St., Meadville, PA.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville, PA.
Published on November 26, 2019


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Brandy Yeager
Nov 28, 2019
I will definitely miss her!! Sending the family my condolences and prayers!! She was my neighbor for so many years and she was an amazing woman RIP Sandy you will be missed by many!!
Julia Nichols
Nov 27, 2019
Whoever came up with these words to describe her is a genius and new her well. She touched my heart and life more than she new and I can now see her dancing with Jesus. I will never forget the time I was able to spend with her, going fishing with her grandkids who she loved so dearly, taking them to the light up at the Thurston Classic, going to Church with her, going to the Applefest, and taking her to the Amish store. Her wisdom and God loving spirit would touch anyone she met which I'm sure will make her live on forever. I Love You Sandra and I already miss you so. Say Hi to Jesus for me and I will see you when God brings me home.
Maryland Chambers
Nov 27, 2019
Sandy was a vibrant, loving person. I met her through my daughter Rhonda. She always called me "mom". Hadn't seen her for a long time but met up with her a few months ago at Miller's Country store. It was as if we had spoken the day before. She gave me a big hug and introduced me as her Mom. I will miss her but know she is with her Lord and Savior and I will see her again. RIP Sandy. God bless her family and friends. She will be missed.
Kelli(byers) Kent
Nov 27, 2019
Sandra my 2nd mom of 30 years you were the joy that light up every room, you will greatly missed ,
Nov 27, 2019
I met Sandra in 1991, when I moved to Pennsylvania in 1992, she opened her home and heart to me and I became part or her family. She will always have a special place in my heart.
Tammy Phillips
Nov 27, 2019
It was a pleasure knowing Sandy..She was always there with a helping hand and a joyful smile..May she rest in peace. In our thoughts and Prayers.. Let's remember Sandy with a joyful song...
Debbie Anthony
Nov 26, 2019
Sandra and I have been friends for more than 25 years. She was very outspoken but kind in her words. Even though we lost contact over the years, it was like no time had passed when we saw each other again. I will miss her deeply. So sorry for your loss my heartfelt sympathies to the family.