Lorenzen Wright's Ex-Wife Gives Exclusive Interview About Spending the Holiday Without Him

- MEMPHIS, TN – The ex-wife of former Grizzlies and Memphis Tigers player Lorenzen Wright opens up about her first Thanksgiving without him. Sherra Wright spoke exclusively with abc24.com reporter Shelvia Dancy.

On this day of giving thanks, Sherra Wright focused on giving back.

"It's not about what you do or don't have, it's about what you can or cannot give to somebody else," said Wright, who volunteered with her daughter Loren dishing out meals at the Memphis Cook Convention Center's annual "Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless and Hungry."

"We have had so much, we have had so much, and there are some people that don't have anything."

Wright said she volunteered at the event with her church to keep busy, and to keep from crying. Four months after Lorenzen Wright's body was found in a Memphis field – shot several times – police have have made no arrests in the case.

"Just being able to help somebody else and seeing that this is something we'll go through, but we did have the opportunity to have him in our lives," she said.

With so much to mourn since Lorenzen's death, Sherra said volunteering helps her remember to count the blessings.

"I'm thankful for a new house and nice shelter over our heads, and we have somewhere to stay because we are more fortunate than other people are," Loren Wright said. "The people in there, they don't have a home or house a shelter over their heads."

Sherra added, "We have had so much, we have had so much, and there are some people that don't have anything."

"I kind of wanted them to see, sometimes we feel like we don't have what we used to have because we don't have a dad now, we don't live in the same home that we lived in and everything's different now," she said. "I wanted to show them, there are people who don't have anything. They don't even have food on their table. And so I'm trying to teach them to be thankful for what God has blessed us with.

"I'm so thankful for my children and just knowing they're still here, and they're alive and well and there's so much Lorenzen inside them - their attitude and the way they carry themselves," she continued. "You don't see a lot of people with six children in this day and time, and the way I look at it, I have a lot more than a lot of other people have, and I'm thankful for that."

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