Lea Adrian Wright

Born in McKinney, Texas on December 25, 1946

Departed on March 2, 2018 and resided in Denver, Colorado

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Lea Adrian Wright (Hines), 71, of Denver, Colorado, passed away March 2, 2018 in her home with her family by her side. She is survived by her children Chanteé, Garren and Siet.

On December 25, 1946, Lea Adrian Hines was born in McKinney, Texas to Beecham G. Hines and Frances L. Barnett and had an older sister Judy. Following her, after her mother remarried were her sisters Debbie and Opal; brothers Billy, Mike and Terry Madding. She graduated from Richardson High School and attended Eastfield College in Texas. In 1969, she married the love of her life Thomas P. Wright, Jr. of Irving, Texas. They had a dream to move to Colorado, where their family continues to grow. She is preceded in death by her parents Beecham and Frances, husband Tom and brothers Mike and Terry.

Lea was a dedicated and loyal matriarch to her family and was loving, generous and always worried about everyone else. She was also smart, ambitious, funny, sassy, independent, bold, and a strong woman who was very capable of anything life handed her. Lea taught her children to take initiative and be independent and to understand the value of family. She was very involved in the lives of her children and grandchildren Travis, Courtney, Kelsea, Devon and Ula. Lea enjoyed a wonderful relationship with her great-grandchildren Destiny, Chasity, Aiyana, and Kyla.

She was a natural leader and teacher in life who loved to give a lot of advice whether you wanted it or not. She worked for Denver Water before retiring. Lea was always a hard worker and instilled those ethics into her family, she never sat still even after retirement. Lea had an entrepreneurial mind and was interested in many things. Her passions included travel, photography, cooking, dining out, going to the beach, living life fully, and being with her family. She had a natural flare for striking up a conversation and getting a stranger to laugh. Her hobbies included going to theaters, museums, shopping, and spending time with her family. She was also famous for being an enthusiastic dancer, loved to talk, natural ability to make people laugh, sincere, compassionate, and had a sarcastic sense of humor up to the very end. She will be truly missed and remembered. She leaves behind her family and friends to honor her memory.

A memorial in her honor will be held on Lookout Mountain, date and time to be determined.

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    I love you and miss you so much Mom a!

  2. You are a gem in my life. I love you so much!

  3. You were and still are a very special woman Lea! You will be missed and thought of often! It was an honor to get to know you as you made an impact on my life in ways you will never know! R.I.P. Lea

  4. Debbie Moore :

    You will be missed Lea. Love you Sister, RIP

  5. Courtney Kidd :

    I willmais you so very much. You are what the definition of a strong woman and ends. I will miss spending time with you and watching you interact with my daughter. You are such a special woman. I will miss most your laugh. You had a laugh that just with people up and made them laugh as well. Rest in peace. I love you.

  6. Courtney kidd (Cici) :

    I love you grandma sooooo much ill see you whe. Its my time …please watch over the girls and family i love you……i miss you …..a part of my soul left when you did…❤🌻🌹rest in paradise

  7. John Rehm Jr. :

    May you Rest in Peace.

  8. Siet Milne-Wright :

    Rest in Power.
    With love, the girls.

  9. I am truly sorry for your lost and want to extend my sincerest condolences. Psalms 36:9, refers to God as “the source of life”. May you find comfort in knowing that the one who gave life to all living creatures is capable of restoring life to your loved one who has passed. He hates death and yearns to bring back those who are in His memory and to see them live on earth again. 1 Corinthians 15:26

  10. I will miss you more than anyone knows. Our conversation on everything from garage sales to family issues. Two or three phone calls daily, your visits here and just the fun we had. I love you and miss you so much sis, judy

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