Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | August 4, 2008

FUNERAL HELD FOR WIFE, GRANDSON OF TIMOTHY WRIGHT: Rev. remains hospitalized in critical condition.

July 30, 2008

Timothy Wright

      Family and friends from around the country gathered at a Brooklyn church Monday to say goodbye to the wife and grandson of the Rev. Timothy Wright.


      While the pastor remains in critical condition at a Pennsylvania hospital, a funeral was held for Betty Wright and grandson Daniel “D.J.” Wright at the Washington Temple Church of God in Christ in Bedford-Stuyvesant. During the service, a 120-strong choir performed Rev. Wright’s song, “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.”


       The Rev. Al Sharpton and bishops from across the U.S. were among the mourners in attendance, reports Newsday. “You won’t have to make excuses for Betty, you won’t have to make excuses for D.J.,” Sharpton told the applauding congregation. “We’re not at a crack funeral.”


       Betty Wright and her grandson died after their car was hit head-on the night of July 4 by a vehicle going the wrong way on eastbound Interstate 80. That driver also died. Timothy Wright, founding pastor of Grace Tabernacle Christian Center Church of God in Christ in Crown Heights, Brooklyn and who lives in Roosevelt, was critically injured in the crash.



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