Rockford Native James “Big Jim” Wright Laid to Rest


Saturday morning, family, friends and the community say goodbye to a nationally respected musician who calls Rockford home.

At the Coronado Theatre, a funeral was held for Rockford native James “Big Jim” Wright..   Crowds filled into the downtown theatre to pay their respects.  Cameras weren’t allowed inside the hall, but outside in the lobby,a banner on display with the face that means so much to so many. Wright worked with big name talents like Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.   Wright also made hit songs in several movies.

Wright died at the age of 52.

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