Our Staff

Once you request the services of House of Wright Mortuary, we will immediately put our experienced funeral professionals to work for you. A single, dedicated individual will stay in contact with you every step of the way and guide you through the decision-making process. He or she will carefully explain your options, make recommendations at your request, take care of all the small details, and ensure that you and your family’s personal touch is always present.

                                                                                                              

 Robert O. Wright I, C.F.S.P.
Founder rowcfsp@aol.com

Robert O. Wright I, is the Founder and President.  He was born and raised in Wilmington De, to the late Jacqueline L. Wright-Evans and Harry S. Wright. Robert started his love for the funeral industry at the age of 10. He is a graduate of P.S. DuPont High School, class of 1974. Robert 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.

Robert's career has principally been devoted to service and continuing education. In 2000, He became a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Robert also served 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 and currently serves as the President of Bethel AME's Usher Board. Robert is the current President of the Interdenominational Church Ushers Association of Delaware.

Robert is a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is also a Past Master Prince Hall Masons and a noble of the Mystic Shriner Suakim Temple #60 A. E.A.O.N.M.S.

Robert is the father of three sons,  Maurice J. Foster,  Robert O. Wright, II & Honorable Justen A. Wright. Mr. Wright is the proud grandfather of Robert III, Latrell, Maurice II, Mi-Na, Justen II, Reagan, Skylar, Kobe, Jin, Karter and Alex.

Robert is still an integral part of the family business.

 Justen A. Wright, C.F.S.P.
2nd Generation | jwright@houseofwrightmortuary.com

Justen was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. He matriculated through the Delaware school system, graduating from Alexis I. DuPont High School at just 16 years of age. Justen also exuded a passion for the funeral industry at a very early age and persevered through a two-year daily commute between Wilmington and New York City 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, the founder of The House of Wright Mortuary & Cremation Services, Inc. Justen was granted his license and became the youngest accredited funeral director in the State of Delaware at the remarkable age of 20. Also in that same year, Justen was honored to be the keynote speaker for Delaware State University's Young Entrepreneur Conference. Justen is committed to giving back to the community and remains as a positive role model for young people from all backgrounds.

Justen A. Wright has served two, four-year terms serving citizens throughout Wilmington as an At-Large Member of Wilmington City Council. In 2008, at the age of 24, Justen became the youngest person ever elected in the City’s history to a position on City Council. Justen is the Past State Director for the YEO Network (Young Elected Officials Network). In addition to his work in public office, Council Member Wright is a 2nd Generation Funeral Director of The House of Wright Mortuary and Cremation Services, Inc.; He is a licensed funeral director in the states of Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey; a active member of Ezion Fair Baptist Church under the pastorate of Pastor C. T. Curry, Ph.D, D.Min.; a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP); a pre-need insurance agent; a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; and Past President of the Delaware State Funeral Directors Association. In addition, he is the Past chairperson of the Education, Youth & Families Committee for Wilmington City Council; Past chairperson of the membership committee for the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association.

Justen's commitment to communities throughout the City of Wilmington is unwavering. His efforts have earned him a number of awards and recognitions such as the Salute to Excellence Award from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. for Community Service in promoting values of lifelong learning; and the Appreciation and Support Award from Sarah Pyle Academy. Justen has also been recognized by the Newark Chapter of the NAACP. He continues to gain notoriety as an elected official who has a keen sense of the multitude of issues that affect Wilmingtonians thus fulfilling some early predictions of his leadership skills as featured in a Delaware Today article entitled “Our Black Leaders,” and in a City Life Magazine article entitled “19 Energizers.”

 Justen is married to the former Trista Laster and they are the proud parents of Justen, II and Alex Wright. He is the son of Robert O. and Deborah A. Wright.

 Deborah A. Wright
Office Manager | dwright@houseofwrightmortuary.com

Deborah Ann Brinkley Wright is a native of Wilmington, DE.

Deborah is the eldest of seven children to Betty A. Mitchell and the late Warren E. Brinkley, Sr.

Deborah is 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 III, Latrell, Maurice II, Mi-Na, Justen II, Reagan, Skylar, Kobe, Jin, Karter and Alex.

Deborah 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 a 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.