Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home

5800 W 12Th St, Little Rock, AR


Edna Wade

September 30, 1944November 26, 2019

Our beloved Edna Jones Wade, 75, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, passed on November 26, 2019, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Edna was born September 30, 1944, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to the late Amanda Wilson and V.H. Jones. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Vickie K. Veasey and two brothers, Ivan and Levornic Jones. Edna was a member of New Life Church where she was an active member of several Life Groups. Edna attended Horace Mann (Class of 1962), Arkansas AM&N/UAPB and obtained her Business Degree from Draughon Business College. Edna retired from IBM as a Systems Engineer, and enjoyed a subsequent retirement from the City of Little Rock. At the time of her death, Edna was an outstanding Mary Kay Beauty Consultant, a member of L’Elite, Inc. and Akili Muata Book Club, as well as several other organizations. She is survived by her husband, Roy L. Wade, Sr. of North Little Rock, AR; Daughter, Michele Wade of Memphis, TN; Sons, Roy L. Wade, Jr. (Tywanna) of Powder Springs, GA; and William B. Wade of North Little Rock, AR; Niece/Daughter, Danielle Veasey, North Little Rock, AR; Aunt, Josie L. Jones, Maumelle AR; Siblings, Josie Perry, Maumelle, AR; Wilma Harvey (Bill), Maumelle, AR; Larry Jones, Hockley, TX; Lola Robinson (John), Moreno Valley, CA; Grandchildren: Taleh B. Wade, Taybin B. Wade, Andrew J. Wade, DeAngelo Jackson-Adams, Kourtney Moore, Darius Hunter, and Victoria Amanda Stubblefield, as well as a host of nephews, nieces and many relatives and special friends. Services for Edna Wade will be held at New Life Church, 8000 Crystal Hill Rd, North Little Rock, AR, Saturday, Dec 7, 2019; Family Hour at 11:00am and The Celebration of her life at 12:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Edna be memorialized through the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, California 90266; or https://secure.pancan.org/site/Donation.


  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network


  • Family Hour Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, December 7, 2019


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Billy Wilson

December 7, 2019

Remembering my youth and the family that help shape my life. You were such a great role model. Thanks 🙏🏾


December 7, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Edna’s passing. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She was always encouraging to me. I really appreciated her and her kind words. She will be missed. We are all praying for the entire family.

Angela Johnson

December 7, 2019

My Aunt Edna is So Loved She was Always There For Me From the Day My Mom Gave Birth To Me She Was Their Every Birthday She Would Tell Me The Story of when I was born how they didn't know what to do with a baby . I Spent summers with her as a kid she was Always fun church on Sundays!!!! So motivated God's Warrior Will Never forget you touch my heart and my life I love you your oldest niece. We will see you again .💜💜💜💜💜🙏😇 Rest in Paradise My Beautiful Aunt your niece Angela Karen Johnson

Deborah Meyers

December 6, 2019

First I met Wilma and she became my sister. Then I met Edna and I adopted her also as my sister. I loved her quiet spirit, her great sense of humor, and her “cut to the chase” personality. I will miss you, Edna, but I know you are at peace!

The California Connection (Orange County Division) send their condolences and love to the family.
Debbie and Don Meyers, Rachel Lewis, Delores Thomas, and Julie Hayward

Jessica Caldwell

December 6, 2019

To the family I sincerely give you my condolences and keeping you in my prayers. I am very sorry for your loss.
I will miss my sister. I can see her smile and will forever remember her quick wit.
Our sisterhood will not be the same without her.

Shirley Miller

December 6, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with Roy and the entire family in the passing of their dear loved one, Edna. May you hold all the good times you shared close to your hearts. May God bless you all.
Shirley Miller
Cassandra Miller
Terron Miller

Sandra Brown

December 6, 2019

Coach Wade, Michelle, Roy Jr., William and Danielle - my deepest condolences for your loss! Edna provided me lots of guidance when I was a very young mom. Her wisdom will always be a part of me. ~Gina

Celina Barnes

December 6, 2019

Mama Wade was like a mother to me. There was nothing I couldn’t come talk to her about. She had a warm personality. She had a sweet sweet spirit. She had a big beautiful smile. And she had soo much love and grace about her. She will forever be in my heart. I miss her already. I an grateful she allowed me to be part of her life and I will cherish her forever. Thanks Mrs Edna for loving me like I was your own daughter and treating me with such love and kindness. RIH. Love Celina

Linda (Sinkey) Harrod

December 6, 2019

Edna was the person who trained me when I was hired with IBM in 1977, I loved her as everyone who ever met her did!! She knew how to 'handle' everyone and everything and I owe a lot of my accomplishments in IBM to her and the direction she gave me. Heaven just received another special person.

Charlotte Flowers-Weston

December 5, 2019

I remember meeting Edna at a Mary Kay facial party. From the moment I met her she became my “big sister”. She was 1 of 5 of us “Platinum Divas”. Rest well my sweet, Sister. We shall meet up again.