Dr. Rickey Wright, age 60, of Detroit, MI passed away Monday, September 9, 2019. Services will be Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial will follow at Bankhead Cemetery. Dr. Rickey Wright transitioned to live with God on Monday, September 9, 2019, in Detroit, Michigan. He was born on December 8, 1958, in Fayette, Alabama. Rickey's mother, Maxine Wright Evans and his stepfather passed when Rickey was a young boy and he was raised by his grandmother Lealer Shaw Wright Bailey. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Peaceful Rest Baptist Church in Fayette, Alabama, by Reverend L.W. Sparks. Rickey attended elementary school in Mount Clements, Michigan and graduated from Fayette County High School, Fayette Alabama, in 1977. Rickey continued his education after high school and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/ Pre-Medicine from Tennessee State University in 1981, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). Because of his love of science, Rickey continued his education and graduated from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee where he earned a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree in 1986. He was the first African-American born in Fayette County Alabama to become a medical doctor. Prior to his passing, Rickey was an associate with Partners 4 Health, LTD (P4H), a partnership of four leading human service agencies in Wayne and Oakland counties Michigan dedicated to implementing a promising, integrated healthcare model for patients with complex health issues. Following medical school, Rickey completed a General Surgery Residency at Western Reserve Care System in Youngtown, Ohio. Later, as an Air Force Physician-Major, Rickey served as a primary care physician for seven years, serving at Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, TX, Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan and McClellan Air Force Base, Sacramento, CA. During most of his medical practice, Rickey was the owner and Primary Care Physician at the Fremont Medical Clinic in Maumee and Fremont, Ohio. During his life Ricky found time to help others through volunteer service. In 1999, he participated in medical mission outreach in Honduras after mudslides from a hurricane impacted several cities. He also was a volunteer with the ReBoot Alumni Association 6770, a group of veterans dedicated to helping other veterans through the dissemination of information. At the time of his passing, Rickey was a Board Member of Southwest Counseling Solutions, a volunteer organization that works in the Detroit community to provide a broad range of programs and support services for children, youth, adults and families to empower them to accomplish a healthier and more hopeful future. Rickey is survived by his son, Demetric “Dee” (Shayla) Flemings; five grandchildren, Shaydon, Kingston, Bella, Kadence, and Royal Flemings; non-maternal sister Betty Wright Johnson (Claron) and brothers David Wright (Kelli), Albert C. Wright (Ylonda), and Travis E. Wright; first cousins Yolanda (Nate) Wright Neal (Nate), Alfonzo "Albert" Wright, and Monzales “Mony” Wright; beloved nieces and nephews, and numerous other cousins, extended family members and friends who will warmly remember Rickey “Rick” Wright.