Essie Wright, mother of songstress Syreeta, dies at 94

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    (June 14, 2014) We just received word from our friend Ron Brewington that Mrs. Essie Wright, mother of Motown songstress and songwriter, Syreeta Wright, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014 at the age of 94. 

    A service celebrating her life will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 11:00 am at:

    CRENSHAW CHRISTIAN CENTER (Main Auditorium)
    7901 S. Vermont Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90044
    (323) 758-3777

    Viewing will be Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm:

    INGLEWOOD PARK CEMETERY
    3801 W. Manchester Blvd.
    Inglewood, CA 90301
    (310) 412-6500

    (June 14, 2014) We just received word from our friend Ron Brewington that Mrs. Essie Wright, mother of Motown songstress and songwriter, Syreeta Wright, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014 at the age of 94. 

    A service celebrating her life will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 11:00 am at:

    CRENSHAW CHRISTIAN CENTER (Main Auditorium)
    7901 S. Vermont Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90044
    (323) 758-3777

    Viewing will be Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm:

    INGLEWOOD PARK CEMETERY
    3801 W. Manchester Blvd.
    Inglewood, CA 90301
    (310) 412-6500

    Before her untimely death in 2004, Syreeta Wright had established a career as a singer with a golden voice. While she first came to the attention of music fans for her marriage to and collaboration with Stevie Wonder, Syreeta was a dynamic artist in her own right, as she showed on her several albums, including her very successful collaborations with Billy Preston.