Biography: Edythe Ann Wright-Kearney, also known as Edy passed away peacefully at Mount Sinai Hospital on 26th of July in Harlem, New York at 2:00PM.. She passed away at the age of 59.
Edythe is survived by: her husband, James Kearney Jr.; children: Jarod and Joanna; grandchildren: Marquez, Christopher and Carmella; and siblings: Joyce, Jacqueline, Eileen and Denise. She also leaves behind a host of aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews—too many to mention by name. She is preceded in death by grandmother, Anna Mae Stanley; mother, Ruth Stanley; father, Daniel Wright; her favorite aunt, Gloria; nephew Detective Antoin Malloy; and a great-nephew Travis Malloy II.
Edythe was born on July 8th, 1959 in Jamaica Queens, New York to Ann Ruth and Daniel. She graduated from Nursing School with an associates degree, then returned to school to receive her LPN. Finally, Edythe returned to school to attain her RN.
Edythe began her career while living in Queens and continued working in the healthcare industry after moving to Harlem in 1993. As a skilled healthcare professional-Edythe worked for corrections and nursing homes. She also provided care to children with special needs. Edythe also had the special privilege of working with a team that brought new life into the world—delivering newborns. After years of taking care of others, she retired as a registered nurse. While providing care for those in need professionally, Edythe still managed to make time for her family and to raise her children.
On August 12, 2006, Edythe and James were married. The love-birds met in Brooklyn, New York after being introduced to one another by a friend they had in common.
Quick-witted with a sharp sense of humor, and her finger on the pulse of everything going on around her, Edythe was a no nonsense woman who loved her family and friends. She displayed it though her actions, time and again. Insightful and intelligent, she was quick to share her wisdom with anyone who wanted or needed to hear it and sometimes even when they didn't . She was loved for that.
Edythe will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her-her voice will echo in our hearts, her nature and steadfast convictions will echo in our spirits.