Linda Rochelle Wright
Linda Rochelle Wright, age 63, of Wixom, Michigan and a veteran of the United States Air Force, received her Angel’s Wings on Friday September 1, 2017 allowing her to be reunited with loved ones who preceded her in death. She passed away peacefully in Odessa, Texas her temporary home where she went to live with her…read more
Linda Rochelle Wright, age 63, of Wixom, Michigan and a veteran of the United States Air Force, received her Angel’s Wings on Friday September 1, 2017 allowing her to be reunited with loved ones who preceded her in death. She passed away peacefully in Odessa, Texas her temporary home where she went to live with her oldest sister in December, 2016. It was her wish that she be cremated upon her death.
Linda was born on March 19, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan to Marie Qualls Porter and Clarence Wright. She attended the public school system in Detroit, and following graduation from Pershing High School, enrolled in Kalamazoo College. After completing one year of college, her desire to travel led her to enlist in the United States Air Force. It was while enlisted in the Air Force that she “enjoyed life the most “. She resided in several states, her most favorite being Alaska. Additionally, she travelled to several countries. She served admirably in the Air Force from November, 1973 until July, 1984. She was honorably discharged in 1984, so that she could return home to care for her mother who was terminably ill.
In her civilian life, she was employed for many years by the United States Postal Service. Following that tenure, she became office manager and head of billing department in her sister’s medical practice. Having had no experience in the management of a physician’s office nor in medical billing, she proved to be an exceptional “quick study” and excelled in these positions.
As with her mother, Linda enjoyed baking. Her most favorite baked good is the “Lemon Poppyseed Cake”. Thankfully she has left us with the detailed recipe, first given her by her mother, so that others may try their hand at preparing such a delicious treat.
Linda’s pastimes included swimming, playing billiards and playing various card games.
She was passionate in near daily journaling, although this was not known until shortly after her death. Among her belongings were discovered years of journals, with each day’s greeting beginning as follows: “ Dear God “……. This greeting is giving special homage to the Christian upbringing encouraged by her mother.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, eldest sister Gladys, brothers Bobby and Billy, and infant nephew Khari. She leaves to cherish her memory, sisters Elsie Rogers and Shirley Dixon-Kaczor, MD (husband Joseph), and many nieces and nephews. Also those who will forever miss her include former in-laws Thelma Porter and Eddie Dixon, Jr. and special friends, Matilda Luna (Odessa, Texas) and Millie Pringle (Detroit, Michigan). There are also others too numerous to mention, who will miss Linda’s laugh and friendship including the descendants of the Gibson-Dozier Family who have welcomed us into their fold.
Now that building of the family estate (Porter~Wright named in honor of our parents) has been completed in Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan, a memorial service and interment of Linda’s cremains, will take place on July 24, 2019 at 10 AM. Military honors will accompany this service. All who wish, are invited to attend.
The family wishes to express gratitude to those who provided exceptional care to Linda during her illness: Dr. Renuka Borra, Dr. Joseph Kaczor, Dr. Abdul Kadir, staff of West Texas Cancer Center, VA Medical Center Clinic (Odessa), nursing staff of Medical Center Hospital (Odessa), and the staff of Carol Ambulance and Visiting Angels.