Grace Palmer Wright

Grace Palmer Wright, 100, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2024. Grace grew up in Highland Springs, VA. Grace was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, Herbert “Pete” Wright, daughter, Karen Guida, and siblings, Lucy Lent, George, Harry, Belvin, Ellen, Hugh Palmer, and Margaret Harris.  
Grace is survived by her daughters, Debbie Lent (Tony), Vickie Bazemore (Mickey); son-in-law, Robert Bracey; five adored grandchildren: Laurie Morgan (Tim), Courtney Hessick (Jim), Nicholas Scott, Ashley Guida Dentino (Kyle) and Michael Guida (Dani); special great-grandchildren: Colin Morgan, Emily Morgan (Josh), Madelyn Hessick, Justin Scott, Gracie Scott, Raelyn Dentino and Vincent Dentino; and several nieces and nephews.
Grace was a long-time member of Christ United Methodist Church and enjoyed serving with the Women’s Circle with their quilting, cooking, and sewing missions. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and cooking a delicious meal. No one ever left her house hungry.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 19, 2024, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA, followed by a Celebration of Life in the Chapel at 3:00 p.m. Interment will be at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Peninsula Rescue Mission (, 3700 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home.


  1. Robin and Steve Kimmeth

    Dear Vickie, we are so sorry for your loss. May God bless your family during this very difficult time.

  2. Kitty P Buckner

    Debbie and Vicki, I always thought a lot of your mom. She was pretty, always smiling and had a kind word. I used to visit you all in Highland Springs before you moved to West Virginia. I loved talking with her, At family get togethers we always had so much fun. Eating and laughing. That was one thing about the Palmer family ….. telling tales and laughing !!! I visited some when you were in a Hampton. Then life just got in the way. I did call some but lost her number. You think about things, plan to visit, but no follow through. I know how difficult it is to lose a mom. ,My thoughts and prayers are with you. I’m sorry I will not be able to attend the gathering tomorrow. Would appreciate if you would get in touch via email. Would love to reconnect. I’m glad she made it to 100. Daddy wanted to but did not make it. Hugs and love

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