Desmond Leroy Wright


The Obituary

On August 26, 1994 God smiled down and blessed this loving family with the gift of Desmond L. Wright. God provided loving parents in the presence of Lynda Lemons and Harold Echols to guide and nurture him.

Desmond was a loving person with a sincere smile that was so bright it could light up any room he entered. Desmond was a calm spirit yet had a great sense of humor.

Desmond was outgoing and a friend to many, and as a result was loved and admired.
His most important relationship was with his brother Darius with whom he shared a special bond. Not only brothers but the best of friends, he continues to be a guiding force in Darius’s life.

Desmond was educated in the Columbus Public School System where he attended Elementary school at both Highland and Fifth Avenue International. He promoted to Mifflin Middle School and furthered his education at Centennial High School and Fort Hayes Career Center. His educational areas of interest were art, math, drama and construction. Desmond was a gifted artist and received recognition in 2005 in being selected to design the Tuskegee Airman Mural and the Annual school t-shirt.

At a very early age Desmond showed tenacity for sports and enjoyed the physical challenge of competing. He loved football, weightlifting and excelled in wrestling. While he received many awards, his greatest love was motivating his teammates to achieve their highest potential.

Desmond enjoyed his employment opportunities at the Columbus Metropolitan Zoo and loved bringing joy to children at Chucke Cheese’s.

Desmond made his mark in life and transitioned on January 28, 2012 leaving a void in the lives of many. He was preceded in death by his grandparents David and Carol Carter. His loving memory will be cherished by his parents, Lynda Lemons and Harold Echols; brother Darius; stepbrother and stepsisters, loving uncles and aunts, special cousin Nyesha “Nee-Nee” Carter; and a host of wonderful cousins, relatives, supportive teachers/coaches and caring friends.

He will be missed by all and forgotten by none.

Condolence Messages

  1. Dear Family of Desmond,

    I am send my deepest sympathy, love and prayers. I was fortunate to be able to spend some time getting to know Desmond when he was at our home visiting with my son Justin Schlabach. It was always a pleasure having Desmond over for a visit. I enjoyed his easy going spirit, respect and manners. The last time I saw Desmond. He and his brother stopped by our house on their way to Giant Eagle during the Christmas holiday. The two of them only stayed long enough to sample some home made fudge. God Bless you and your family. Sincerely, Lisa Payne.

  2. My prayers and sincere and deepest condolences to Desmond's family and loved ones. My prayer is that you will look to God and his Holy Spirit for comfort and strength as you grieve a lost of a young man with so much promise. "es;Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you;"es; Psalm 55:22

  3. im so sorry for the loss of desmond he will truly be missed i remember him form middle school he was just a cool person to be around he always had a smile on his face he was a great person to look up to and a great role model he will truly be missed even though he is gone he will always be in our hearts i know that he would love to see everyone smile one last time so even though this is a tough time we should rejoice and smile for desmond because he no longer has to suffer he is in gods hands where he is safe his struggle is over his life did not end it is just beginning god bless the family gone but never forgotten

  4. Jacquelyn Bradley/Victory Deliverance Church

    Dearest Family & Friends of Desmond I did not know your love one but; from what I have read he was a outstanding young man & truly a gift from God. God promises to us, Casting all your cares upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:7. I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Heb 13:5 I will continue to pray that the love of our Lord will substain you.

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