Memorial

Memorial

Benjamin Wright

Born
Died

So many things are missed about Ben. We miss his big hugs and smile. We miss his witty sense of humor. We miss his concern and willingness to be there for others. He will always be our son, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, and friend. Though we long to still have Ben with us here on earth, we have no doubt he is forever resting in the arms of his Heavenly father. He IS redeemed!

Tell us about your loved one.

Ben was so loyal, caring, gentle, humorous, and witty! He was the class clown in high school and loved making people laugh. He was comfortable with just being himself. Ben loved being with his family and friends, spending time outdoors, fishing/hunting, and computer gaming. Ben was a Christian and held a deep respect for his Creator and others.

Tell us about Benjamin's struggle with addiction

Ben's struggle with addiction started in his early 20's soon after being diagnosed with a medical condition. We believe that trying to adjust and cope with the medical condition led him to a dependence upon opioids and a downward spiral ensued. Ben sought psychiatric help for his addiction to hydrocodone and Xanax. However, it was a battle that was never won and led to a loss of different jobs and close friends. Ben's personality drastically changed from being outgoing and energetic to quiet, reserved, and isolated. Even through battling his addiction, Ben fought for his independence and ability to maintain his last job which he held for a few years. Ben became extremely ill the last few weeks of his life, and on July 17, 2015, his body finally gave out to his drug abuse. He passed away in his sleep.

What made Benjamin smile?

Ben deeply enjoyed being with his friends and family. Get-togethers, holidays, and trips to the beach or lake were some of his favorites. His niece and nephews always brought a smile to his face. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting was a common request on his birthdays!

What do you miss most about Benjamin?

So many things are missed about Ben. We miss his big hugs and smile. We miss his witty sense of humor. We miss his concern and willingness to be there for others. He will always be our son, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, and friend. Though we long to still have Ben with us here on earth, we have no doubt he is forever resting in the arms of his Heavenly father. He IS redeemed! "I am redeemed, You set me free So I'll shake off these heavy chains Wipe away every stain now I'm not who I used to be I am redeemed" -"Redeemed" Big Daddy Weave

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