Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our doors we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
The House of Wright Mortuary is a family that strives to provide families and decedents with compassionate and professional service. We are here to be a blessing to everyone we serve by offering dignified service in all aspects of the funeral experience. Our business exists to provide personalized service with excellence and integrity. We desire to continue our tradition of creating memorable services that honor every life.
Learn the legacy.
We know that every family we serve is unique, and we strive to make each service a personal tribute to the life that has been lived. We provide a wide variety of choices that will help fulfill a family's wishes,
from a traditional funeral to a personalized service that celebrates a loved one's hobbies and interests.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Robert O. Wright I|C.F.S.P.
Robert O. Wright I, is the Founder and President. He started his love for the funeral industry at the age of 14. He was born and raised in Wilmington De, to the late Jacqueline L. Wright-Evans and Harry S. Wright. Robert is a graduate of P.S. DuPont High School, class of 1974.He pursued his dream of becoming a funeral director and graduated in 1981 from the American Academy of McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. Robert later established The House of Wright Mortuary in 1987. Mr. Wright is a Licensed Funeral Director in Delaware#470 and Maryland#259.
His career has principally been devoted to service and continuing education. In 2000 Mr. Wright became a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. He currently serves as a appointed member of the Delaware State Board of Funeral Service.
Robert is a faithful member of Bethel AME Church under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Silvester Scott Beaman. He has always been involved in the church as an usher. Robert is the Immediate Past State President of the Interdenominational Church Ushers Association of Delaware and is still a current member.
Robert is a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is also a Past Master Prince hall Masons. He is a noble of the Mystic Shriner Suakim Temple #60 A. E.A.O.N.M.S.
He is the father of three sons, Robert O. Wright, II, Honorable Justen A. Wright & Maurice J. Foster. Mr. Wright is the proud grandfather of Robert, III, Latrell, Maurice, II, Mi-Na and Justen II.
He is still an integral part of the family business.
Deborah A. Wright
Deborah Ann Brinkley Wright is a native of Wilmington, DE.
She is the eldest of seven children to Betty A. Mitchell and the late Warren E. Brinkley, Sr.
Deborah has been married to Robert O. Wright, I CFSP, owner and founder. She is the mother of Robert O. Wright, II and Justen A. Wright, CFSP and one stepson Maurice Foster, I; 2 daughters-in-law,Trista Wright and Donna Foster. She is the proud grandmother of, Robert O. Wright, III, Latrell C. Wright, Maurice Foster, II, Mi-Na Foster, Justen A. Wright, II and Raegan Wright.
She graduated from Delcastle Technical High School with a Diploma in Medical Assistance. She graduated from Wesley College with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.
Deborah is a member of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church under the Pastorate of Rev. Dr. Silvester S. Beaman and is the Past President of the Senior Usher Board. Her civic duties include being the First Vice President of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Wilmington, DE Club; member of St. Matthews Grand Chapter, OES,PHA and Past Matron of Star of Bethlehem Chapter #8 OES,PHA.
Justen A. Wright C.F.S.P.
Justen A. Wright, was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. He matriculated through the Delaware School System, with the great achievement of graduating from Alexis I. DuPont High School at the tender age of 16. Justen exuded a passion for the funeral industry, he persevered through a daily commute to New York City, from Wilmington for two years, in order to obtain his Associates Degree from the American Academy of McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. Justen continued his education at Wilmington University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.
After completing a one year apprenticeship under his father, Robert O. Wright I, C.F.S.P. owner and operator of The House of Wright Mortuary & Cremation Services, Inc.; He was granted his license and became the youngest licensed funeral director in the State of Delaware at the age of 20. In June of that same year, he served as the keynote speaker for Delaware State University's Young Entrepreneur Conference. His commitment to this program was unfathomable to the point, that he reinvested his honorarium received from Delaware State University, back into Entrepreneurial programs to uplift the 19801 and 19802 zip codes in Wilmington. In addition to the Entrepreneurial programs, He has intimately involved himself in S.A.F.E. (Student and Family Enrichment Program), which is a project that focuses on introducing crime prevention workshops and activities for intercity families. Justen earned his certification as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) to augment his professional career. Justen was featured in the February 2010 edition of Delaware Today Magazine, in an article titled," Our Black Leaders". He was also featured in City Life Magazine, in an article titled, " 19 Energizers".
In 2008, at the age of 24, Justen was elected as the youngest City Councilman in the history of Wilmington City Council. He is currently serving on the 105th Council, as an "At Large" Councilmember, which serves the entire city of Wilmington. In addition to his current elected position, Councilman Wright is: The Vice President of The House of Wright Mortuary & Cremation Services, Inc.; a pre-need insurance agent; a notary public; an active member of Ezion Fair Baptist Church under the pastorate of Pastor C. T. Curry, Ph.D., D.Min.; an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; A student at Wilmington University pursuing an MSM in Public Administration; President of Delaware State Funeral Directors Association; immediate past Chairperson of the membership committee for the National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association; a member of the NAACP; and former Board Member for Connections C.S.P., Otis A. Herring Community Center and the Amputee Coalition of Delaware.
Councilman Wright is married to the former Trista Laster and is the proud father of Justen A. Wright II. In addition, Justen's family history includes being the son of Robert O. & Deborah A. Wright; brother of Robert II and Maurice I; and the proud uncle of Robert III, Maurice II, Latrell and Mi-na.
Councilman Wright's commitment to the entire Wilmington community is unwavering. He has received various awards and acknowledgements from community organizations that include the Markevic A. Johnson Scholarship Foundation, the Newark Chapter NAACP; and a Daring to Make a Difference Award from Mid-Atlantic District of The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc.
Councilman Wright is committed to giving back to the community and remains as a positive role model for young people from all backgrounds. Councilman Wright is a firm believer in helping others, which is supported in part by one of his favorite quotes from Booker T. Washington, "If we are one, our cause is one, if we are to succeed we must help each other".
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