Edna Wright

  • Died: September 12, 2020
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Edna Wrght

Honey Cone lead singer known for their 1971 hit "Want Ads"

Edna Wright was the lead singer of the R&B group Honey Cone who were known for their 1971 hit "Want Ads." She was the sister of popular singer Darlene Love. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

We are very saddened to hear of your loss

Posted by Judy Marr - Erie, PA - acquaintance   February 11, 2021

I enjoyed you many times when you sang back-up for Cher in Las Vegas, you carried Cher many nights with your beautiful voice.... I think on one of my visits to Las Vegas both you and your sister Darlene back'd up Cher at the Mirage Hotel. Today I looked online to see if you have any CD's out. I found the one you did with your Husband = Opps! Here I go again. I was able to get a hold of a brand new copy on Amazon, and look forward to enjoying it. I am a big Cher fan here in Los Angeles, and appreciate you making her shows so wonderful with you voice.

Posted by Jeffrey Black - Westminster, CA - friend   February 10, 2021

Just learned of Edna's passing a few days ago. Was so sorry to learn of her passing. Some years back my friend & I ran into Edna & Darlene while we were in Vegas attending a Cher concert. During the day we went to N.Marcus dept store and there is where we ran into the girls. I noticed Edna & went up to her & asked.....weren't you the lead singer for the Honey Cone's? Edna laughed & said....your not old enough to remember that! I said yes I am.....she got a kick out of me recognizing her. I had always remember her face & big smile over the yrs when she would appear on TV singing backup for various people. Edna introduced us to her sister Darlene & another girl who was with them from the Cher tour. I will always remember that chance meeting of Edna & Darlene in Vegas....getting to chat with them......they were so nice.

Posted by Larry Carpenter - Poseyville, IN - acquaintance   January 30, 2021

Rest In Peace

Posted by Delphine Scott - Clifton - friend   November 14, 2020

My condolences to the family. May the God of comfort, continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times.

Posted by A friend   October 30, 2020

Sorry for you all lost, Greg so sad may she be born again this is from Robert Anderson an Wife Olliephine good memories of you my friend hope to hear from you live in Haltom City, Texas. Memories of Chicago love to hear from you. Ex Evelyn husband




Posted by Robert ANDERSON - Haltom City, Texas 76137, TX - friend   October 25, 2020

I remember singing in front of my bedroom mirror singing to this song. Thankyou for those fond memories.
May you Rest In Peace. Godspeed.

Posted by gail moss - Wharton, NJ   October 21, 2020

Deepest condolences to the Wright family, many, many friends, and fans. Ms. Edna was the lead singer of the R&B group Honey Cone with the hit song "Want Ads" is a song that many will NEVER be forgotten. May the God of comfort bless your grieving hearts with strength, loving kindness and peace as the world copes with loss the of Ms. Edna. May her music keep her memory alive forever.

Posted by Darlene - DC   October 08, 2020

You will always be in my heart, dear friend and sister. Now wear your crown. Love and prayers to the Wright and Perry families. ✝♀

Posted by Margaret Gaillard - Los Angeles, CA - friend   October 08, 2020

My deepest sympathy to her family

Posted by A friend   October 03, 2020

It was a complete honor to have met you through CWC, you were the epitome of spirituality, and love. May you rest in complete peace, in the arms of our Lord & savior Jesus Christ! My condolences to Melody & the Family!..❤

Posted by Nikki Wilks - Valley Village, CA - acquaintance   October 03, 2020

God is collecting his singing angels to continue the choir in heaven. God has answered your ad.

Posted by Iris Monrreal - Culver City, CA   October 02, 2020

What a major loss...truly one of the greatest unsung voices of our times...she was one of my favorites since I was a little girl. My heart is broken!!!

Posted by Torrena Dye - Detroit, MI - friend   October 02, 2020

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It saddens me when we Lose Great Singers like edna however I console myself in the Thought that Perhaps Heavens Choir needed an Extra Voice to be Heard.
Sending Sincerest Sympathies to Her Family and Loyal Fans too.God Bless & Keep you all Safe.Margaret.S.

Posted by Margaret Schonenborn - Port Alberni,B.C., BC - friend   September 21, 2020

Edna Wright shared fantastic vocals with Gospel singer Andrae Crouch on the final part of his song, "Save the People", from his 1981 album, "Don't Give Up." On Andrae Crouch's 1982 album, "Finally", Edna Wright sang duet with Howard Smith on Andrae's song, "We Are Not Ashamed", which is a beautiful song affirming and sharing the Christian's faith, and stating that all who believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ has everlasting life.

Posted by Richard Brown Jr - Capitol Heights, MD   September 21, 2020

My prayers and sympathy are with Darlene Love, Greg Perry, family members, friends, Shelley Clark, and Carolyn Willis.

Posted by Bruce Lenon - Jamaica, NY   September 20, 2020

To the family and friends of Edna Wright; please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. It’s funny that each generation thinks the music that they listened to , and the known artists were the best, As a teenager during the time of this wonderful group, I can honestly say that we had the best of both worlds, The artists could sing, the lyrics inspired. For that I’m forever grateful. May God comfort you and give you peace during this most difficult time of pain and sorrow!

Posted by D W - NY - neighbor   September 20, 2020

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Juanita Washinhgton - Savannah, GA - neighbor   September 20, 2020

Enjoyed the Honey Cone’s music. My heart goes out to the Wright family, so very sorry for your loss. May you find strength and comfort from God to carry you all as you go through this most difficult time.

Posted by A friend   September 20, 2020

Edna was not only a great singer, but had a wonderful soul with a great spirit. She was one of the first to welcome me when I started attending ICWCA church and when my father passed she didn't hesitate to send her condolences and love. I will miss my sister in Christ. My condolences are extended to the family and the entire ICWCA congregation.

Posted by Sharon Roby - Los Angeles, CA - friend   September 20, 2020

May you rest in peace. Thank you for sharing that beautiful voice.

Posted by Ronnie Stinnett - Lynchburg, VA   September 19, 2020

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Posted by Alishia - SC   September 19, 2020

My condolences.

Posted by A friend   September 19, 2020

Rest in the arms of the Lord.

Posted by Carla Harris    September 19, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Rest in peace Edna I remember growing up and the King's Chapel church
environment which was a beautiful memory in my life and it included Edna and family I am the great-granddaughter of mother Julia Watson

Posted by meesha hope - Friend   September 17, 2020

RIP Edna I remember you, the family and the choir at "Kings Chapel" church growing up. Blessings to the family and so sorry for your loss. Meesha Hope (Mother Julia Watson Great Granddaughter)

Posted by meesha hope - Friend   September 17, 2020

My Condolences goes out to her family. She will surely be missed by all who knew her and who listened to her music. God definitely has a place for her...I am truly saddened by such an incredible loss. Edna will always be loved. RIP Mrs. Wright you have your wings now....Tyrone B.

Posted by Tyrone Bailey - Fredericksburg, VA   September 17, 2020

Great singer
She will be missed

Posted by Simon - Friend   September 17, 2020

As I watched Edna's clips, I suddenly noticed just how talented and classy the female vocals were during the 70s. Too bad the days of yesteryears will never return. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard the hearts and minds of all Edna's loving family members, treasured friends, and diehard fans. Heartfelt condolences from the Class of '69!

Posted by Dee - FL   September 17, 2020

Peace.

Posted by Glen James Hausfeld    September 17, 2020

I was blessed to have the Honey Cone as part of my Teen years. Watching Ms. Wright on Soul Train was a delight. They were the best girl group with an outstanding lead singer. Vocally she had been doing a lot of background work for the who's who of popular music. Her vocals on Want Ads. Stickup and One Monkey are for fast dancing and we did dance a lot to those songs. But she was fierce as a vocalist with ballads to
THE DAY THAT I LOST YOU is one of the best songs ever made and song by one of the best singers ever to sing a note, I was always looking forward to the HoneyCone reunion and caught a few of her performances in recent years on youtube. WOW but the most unforgettable moment of my life was getting the opportunity to meet her backstage at Proctors Theater in Schenectady NY. WOW she was so nice and a million dollar smile. I am blessed to have been able to hear the voice of Ms. Edna Wright in my lifetime and so is the world. We are all the better for it

Posted by Donald Hyman - Albany, NY   September 17, 2020

In loving memory of a very talented singer. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by A friend   September 17, 2020

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Your voice will be remembered.

Posted by Stephanie Schell - Lakewood, NY   September 17, 2020

Edna will be remembered as A beautiful soul, friendly, talented, strong child of God.

Posted by Donna Millet - Grand Terrace, CA - classmate   September 16, 2020

I am so sorry about the loss of Edna. Oh my goodness! I love every single one of the songs she sang and Want Ads is one of my favorites. The Wright family has my deepest condolences. I pray that you will be surrounded continuously with love and support. And, as you go through this difficult time, may Almighty God give you everlasting comfort (2 Thess. 2:16).

Posted by Jenee    September 16, 2020

What an amazing voice she had. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this extremely difficult time.

Posted by A friend   September 16, 2020

Edna is among the musical artists whose music and influence is a permanent and strong thread in the tapestry of my musical artistry.
I remember hearing her sing at a church convention and how she simply brought the house down. A great deal of today's female singers can learn a lot from her example in many ways. She will always be a legend and icon in the rock and roll music history. Rest well, Edna.

Posted by Alvis Moore    September 16, 2020

I remember when I first heard Honeycone at a disco in L.A i was so blown over in hearing the vocals on "Girls it ain't easy" from that point on i became a fan of Honeycone! Rest in peace Ms. Edna Wright❤❤❤

Posted by Ezekiel Mata - Camarillo, CA - friend   September 16, 2020

I never met you but when I discovered your music it was love at first hearing. You had such a beautiful voice. You contributed so much in the music industry. I am sad that we lost your talent but your music will live on. My condolences toyou and your family may you SIP.

Posted by Tenia Burgess - Friend   September 16, 2020

Family & Friends of Ms. Wright:

Thank you for sharing a wonderful singer with us. Back in the days when my cousins & I with friends saw the group on Soul Train, those were the best year of our time. My heart goes out to you & your love ones. What a talented singer Ms. Wright was & will be miss by those who love & cherish her.

Sing in heaven with God with your beautiful voice.

With Sympathy,

Juanita Janey
Fan

Posted by A friend   September 16, 2020

OMG! I was devastated to learn of the passing of Edna Wright. I was a huge fan of Honey Cone back in the day and still have every single one of their recordings which I still play regularly to this day. I also still have my Honey Cone scrapbook which I can never part with. My one regret is that I never got to see Honey Cone perform live, and of course now that fantasy can never be fulfilled. My sincerest condolences go out to Darlene and all of Edna's family. We have truly lost a great vocalist, but the good memories brought on by listening to the music of Honey Cone can never be taken away. "The Feeling's Gone" is still my favorite. God bless you all.

Posted by Frank Calaprice - Utica, NY - friend   September 16, 2020

Thank you for gracing us with your musical gifts. The world is better off with all you gave us.
We will forever hold it dear to our hearts and in our memories. You should be in great company as you journey into heaven. Rest in peace Ms. Edna.

Posted by Will Miller - Desoto, TX - coworker   September 16, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family, friends, and many fans of Edna. At this time May the God who gives hope fill you all with joy and peace as you remember her love and music.

Posted by Regina - MS   September 15, 2020

Edna Wright’s voice stood out in the soundtrack of my childhood. I was probably singing songs I had know knowledge of what I was singing. That’s the sign of a hit record! Then later when she sang with Andrae Crouch I was over the moon. I later sang with a gospel group inspired by all that great female groups. God bless Ms. Love and the rest of Ms. Wright’s family. I’m so very sorry of this great loss. God will carry you.

Posted by Michele Hilliard - Hempstead, NY - student   September 15, 2020

Condolences to Darlene and the rest of the family, what a tremendous loss such a beautiful soul

Posted by Gregory Barmore - TEMECULA, CA - friend   September 15, 2020

I'm sending My Condolences to the family

Posted by lainey Wright    September 15, 2020

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Godspeed Edna, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the music memories.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   September 15, 2020

Sending heart felt condolences Edna Wright brought wonderful music to many in the early 70 and it lives on today. Thank you rest in heavily peace.

Posted by Reggie Richardson - Vallejo, CA   September 15, 2020

We remember those days of good sound music and singing
We send our condolences out to the family

Posted by Clarence Scutter - Port Gibson, MS   September 15, 2020

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RIP. Legend..so loved you!!!

Posted by Sherrilyn Rogers - Nacogdoches, TX - friend   September 15, 2020

My condolences to her friends and family may she rest in peace her songs and her group brought love into the world and will always be an infini may she rest in peace David call

Posted by David P Call - Friend   September 15, 2020

Thank you for sharing your amazing gift!

Posted by Raina Shaw - Los Angeles, CA   September 15, 2020

I started working with her during Want Adds. They wanted my help. I was married to Florence Ballard and worked with the Supremes and Martha and The Vandellas and other Motown acts. She a wonderful voice. The wanted me to be part of the act and go with them at that moment but I was married. I need my wife's aprovel first. I still work with them but didn't go on the road. I use to make a joke when no one was around when I ate Honeybuns. Edna my Honeybunny! Heaven is a better place now.

Posted by Lloyd Rabey - Yuma, AZ - coworker   September 15, 2020

Thank you for a great, memorable song when I was in high school. Godspeed, Edna.

Posted by Randy Johnson - Friend   September 15, 2020

Heartfelt condolences to the family of Edna Wright. May her music and memories live on in your hearts. May God who is tender in mercy comfort each one of you.

Posted by A friend   September 15, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Washington Washington - Dallas, TX   September 15, 2020

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Your voice will be remembered.

Posted by Stephanie Schell - Lakewood, NY   September 15, 2020

SHE WAS JUST SO EXTRADINARY WITH HER LOOKS AS WELL AS HER VOCAL ABILITY, SHE AND HONEY CONE WAS VERY MUCH APART OF OUR UPBRINGING IN THE WONDERFUL FEELING OF THE REAL SOUL SONGS THE TH SUNG , MY SYMPATHIES AND OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO HER FAMILY IMMEDIATE AND OTHERWISE I'M SURE SHE WILL BE MISSED BY THEM AND ME WE MUST STAY STRONG

Posted by Kevin B. - Alexandria, LA   September 15, 2020

I send condolences to the family and friends for your loss. At this sad time may the God of tender mercies comfort and give yiiu strength.

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Posted by Debra C    September 15, 2020

I will keep the Wright family in my prayers

Posted by DENISE WILLIAMS - BESSEMER AL   September 14, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss I will keep Ms Wright family

Posted by A friend   September 14, 2020

I was so lucky to see Edna perform at Darlene Love’s 2011 Xmas show in NYC. Up until that moment, I had no idea these singers were related. All I knew is that I loved HONEY CONE and when Edna was introduced and sang her hits, gosh, I was so happy. Rest In Peace dear lady, and my deepest sympathies to her family.

Posted by Mark Langlois - Los Angeles, CA   September 14, 2020

Thoughts and prayers for the family. May God give you comfort during this time.

Posted by Alease Rossi - Riverside, CA   September 14, 2020

Big part of my life growing up. Her voice and grace touched me and such wonderful memories.

Posted by Bobby Heath - Maryville, TN - friend   September 14, 2020

She was beautiful lady and beautiful singer and I loved her music and she will be missed

Posted by A friend   September 14, 2020

Heard "Want Ads' on Sirius radio the other day. Sad to hear of her passing. Great lady.

Posted by Crystal Garland - Henderson, NV - friend   September 14, 2020

Heartfelt condolences to the Wright family, so very sorry for your loss, may you find the comfort and strength you need from God to carry you through this most difficult time.

Posted by A friend   September 14, 2020

She had a great voice. I remember it so well.....and I remember her. Such a talent. My condolences to her family and friends. We are losing so many great talents.

Posted by Dee Morris - Richmond, VA   September 14, 2020

My condolences to the Wright family. I will miss Edna, such sweet and kind lady.

Posted by Peter Casey - Carson, CA - friend   September 14, 2020

Remember hearing the song "Want Ads" on the radio over the years.

Posted by Stephanie D Schell    September 14, 2020


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Edna Wrght