Destinee Knicole Wright

December 30, 1992 - February 13, 2023
Destinee Knicole Wright

Destinee Knicole Wright quietly slipped away on Monday, February 13, 2023 at ECU Health Beaufort Hospital after a courageous battle with Lupus complicated by Guillain-Barré Syndrome.

A visitation will be held at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service on Saturday, February, 18 at 1:30pm with the service following immediately at 3:00pm.

Destinee was born On December 30, 1992 in New Bern, NC to Jerald and Tina Wright. She graduated from Southside High School in Chocowinity, NC in 2011, and went on to an undergrad program at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC, studying Political Science.

Preferring the languid pace of country life, she moved back home from Raleigh with a tattoo to celebrate. It said “Country Girl”. She loved life and lived fully and passionately until her health declined.

She enjoyed being outdoors and thrived under the calmness of mother nature. She liked cooking and watching shows about cooking, and while she still could, she made art and played cards.

She had an uncanny ability to look past people’s veneer, reaching deeply to really hit them where they lived, affecting them in a warm and positive manner.

She will be remembered by her parents, her beloved sister Trenaty; her brother Brandon; her grandmother Arine Broadie; her grandfather George Purvis, a niece Keyonna, nephew Bryson Wilson, and a whole host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and the rest of the extended family.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to serve the Wright Family.




Celebration of Life

Saturday, February 18, 2023
3:00 PM

Joseph B Paul Jr. Washington Funeral and Cremation - Directions
4500 US Hwy 264 East
Washington, NC 27889
252-975-4500

Visiting Hours

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service - Directions
4500 US Hwy 264 E. Washington NC 27889
  • Saturday, February 18, 2023
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • March 05, 2023
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  • February 21, 2023
    Gabriella says:
    Ms Tina, so sorry for your loss praying for comforting strength for you and your family's heart

  • February 20, 2023
    Ssiah Wright says:
    I’m gonna miss that beautiful smile. I love you forever Destinee.

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    Glenda Brown says:
    Tina I was so sorry to hear about your beautiful daughter’s passing! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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    To my dear friend, I am lost for words, thank you for always accepting me for me, I will love you and cherish the memories forever. Peace until we meet again.

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    Michelle Hill says:
    Praying God will strengthen the family and ease your pain 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽. The fun we had with Destinee will never be forgotten. Her smile and love for others was beyond this world. Trenaty, job well done.

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    I had the privilege of meeting Destinee through her sister Trenaty & they are both amazing women. I am so sorry to hear of Destinee’s passing but I know that she was such an amazing, kind, and beautiful woman. My condolences.

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