Anthony Terrell Wright
September 22, 1975 – June 18, 2021
Anthony Terrell Wright, affectionately known as “Amp,” was born on September 22, 1975, in Richmond, Virginia, to Johnny Wright and Claudette Goode. He was also reared by his stepmother Jimmie Jan Wright from an early age into adulthood. There comes a time in everyone’s life when they must depart from their loved ones. On June 18, 2021, at the age of 45, this time came for Amp at St. Francis Medical Center.
Amp’s personality was larger than life! All those who knew him, knew he was a jokester and had a huge sense of humor. His biggest passion in life was spending time with his family and friends; making everyone laugh! He was always willing to help friends and family with anything they needed!
As a young child, Amp enjoyed fishing, camping, riding BMX bikes, and playing baseball. He especially loved doing all of these things with his big brother, Trev, to whom he was especially close.
Amp received his primary education in Chesterfield County and Richmond Public Schools. While attending high school, he was an active member on the baseball team and attended the Richmond Technical Center to obtain his barbering license. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1994.
If you knew Amp, you knew he did not want to work for anyone, but himself! This drive and determination led him to later open his own business, The Wright Way to Escort, LLC. He loved having the opportunity to be self-employed while exploring various states during his work travels.
Amp had a passion for cooking and grilling; often referring to himself as the “grill master” and the “best chef,” often showcasing his skills on live videos. Amp even went as far as calling his kitchen “Amp’s Kitchen” because he knew if you bit into his ribs or had some of his seafood gumbo or his curry shrimp; you would be coming back for more! Amp also enjoyed playing dominos with his Jamaican friends and family, going to the casino, and having a good time with no restrictions! In his leisure, Amp also loved watching the San Francisco 49ers, Clemson Tigers, and the New York Yankees. Those who knew him knew he was an avid fan of these teams and will recall how he had no problem reppin’ these teams and boasting about them!
In 1997, Amp’s oldest daughter and first child, Christina, was born and he loved being able to give her advice about navigating through life. In 2000, Amp met his devoted partner, Keshaun Hatton. From this union, came two (2) children, Alauni and Sylis. He taught his children many life lessons that included caring for his chickens, working in the yard, and cooking some of his favorite dishes in the kitchen.
He is survived by his long-term and loving partner, Keshaun; his children, Christina Robinson, Alauni and Sylis “Chappy” Wright; his mother, Claudette Goode (Alfred); his father and stepmother, Johnny and Jimmie Jan Wright; his paternal grandmother, Susie Onishi Wilson (Central, South Carolina); his brother, Trevor (Shawmika); his nieces, Jahnee’ and Taylor; his nephews, Unique and Trevor, II; his aunt, Patty Causey (Central, South Carolina); his devoted friends, Paul Davis “Proco,” Erica Plush, and Kevin Taylor; and a multitude of extended family and other friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, Lena Brown; his maternal grandmother, Rosalie Jeffries, whom he affectionately called, “Nana;” and his maternal grandfather, James Taylor, Jr.
The family wishes to express sincere thanks and gratitude to each of you for every act of love, support, concern, and kindness shown during our hours of sorrow.
Amp will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him and will NEVER be forgotten!!!
Affinity Funeral Service
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
3:00 to 5:00 PM
RIP Amp. I will never forget you.
RIP Anthony. You will be missed. Forever in our hearts.
RIP Amp ❤
Rest easy My Friend. Always in my heart ❤
R.I.P Amp ❤
Amp! I appreciate the Love and Friendship that you had shown to My Husband “Proco” and our family. You guys were like brothers and with you being around our family for over 20yrs you became family. All the laughs and advice you gave to us was much appreciated! We love you Amp…. I am sure you will be the life of the party in Paradise. Rest Well Brother!!
Amp, I want to thank you for your friendship. My condolences goes to your children and family. You’re gonna be missed by many but your memories last forever. Thank you for that delicious GUMBO.. Jayem buddies
Rest easy Uncle Amp, picturing you now fixing plates for everyone behind the pearly white gates! You will always be remembered and missed!
R.I.P. Anthony. You’ll be sorely missed my brother!
Amp no words can’t explain how much we miss you all the jokes my memories is too much to explain I miss cooking those curry chicken foot for you, you was a good friend everyone love to be around you we will meet again it’s hard to say goodbye RETURN IF POSSIBLE. All the memories you leave in the Jamaican family we will cherish.
RIP Amp you gained your wings but the Jamaican community lost a real one Duckie send his love all the way from Hellshire beach…Rest easy my friend
I miss you so much, you are my brother for ever, I’m thankful that I had you in my life. Love always!!!
Rest in paradise my friend until we meet again..
Rest easy Anthony!
R.I P. Bro, you will be missed.
Forever in my memory! You will be greatly missed Anthony! Until we meet again ❤️
R. I. P. Amp. You will always have a Special place in my heart. Fly high with the Angeks. Love Momma 2❤❤
REST IN HEAVEN MY FRIEND UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN AND LAUGH AND SHOOT THE BREEZE. YOU ARE MISSED AND GONE TOO SOON LOVE YOU FRIEND.
The news have left my heart with a hole … you were the joy and laughter of some great fishing trips and only just the other day we were reminiscing of the fun days when we tagged along with our mutual friend and hit the road to the nearest fishing spot.
You’re dearly missed
Anthony, I will never forget you. Every time I look at my “Fishcake” and my grandson, Trevor II, you will always be on my mind. You really made me feel special when you called me (Mom). Rest In Peace my son. You will always be loved.
Rest Easy lil Bro !
Rest easy bro “Gone,but never forgotten 💪
Thank you for everything you did for me you will be missed brother
Rip My brother gone but never forgotten. Your big ask loving smile will be missed❤️🙏🏽🥲🤗
It’s the bonds created from childhood friendships that last a lifetime and Anthony was a good pal from early on. He had the non stop ability to crack witty bus stop jokes and was always down for a coal mine adventure or any neighborhood street sport we would play, this was a dude’s dude!! Rest In Peace Anthony.
Amp I will always look back and appreciate the memories we share. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your life journey! I miss you slim❤️
Shine bright and watch over me!
Love you and miss you bro amp rip
My deepest sympathy. Someone so special will not be forgotten, happy times I could never regret. Wonderful memories will live on forever. RIP my friend❤️
Rest in Paradise little brother
My guy, rest in paradise💙