Celebration of life services for Mrs. Edwards will be Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel with Brother Kenneth Tramel and Brother Ronnie Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Norene. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 2:30-7:30 p.m. and on May 9, 2014 from 9 a.m. until time of service.
The family will celebrate her life Friday May 9, 2014. Mamie has always loved the hymn, "I'll Fly Away," and now she has taken flight and is at home on God's celestial shore. She died peacefully at her home Tuesday May 6, 2014.
Mamie was a beloved daughter, devoted wife, nurturing mother, loving aunt and caring friend. She grew up in Murfreesboro with 10 siblings and moved to Lebanon after marrying, then to Georgia for a short time and finally settled in the Norene community to raise her three children. She cherished her church family at Hurricane Baptist Church and celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary in 1996.
Survivors include her son, Webb (Cathy) Edwards, of Arizona; two daughters, Anne Edwards (Don) Russell, of Florida, Connie Jewell Edwards (Donny) Jordan, of Lebanon; sister, Lura Alsup Rogers, of Murfreesboro; two grandchildren, Shawn Edwards, Heath Webb (Claire) Edwards; three great-grandchildren, Brooke,Leveille, Catherine Jewel "C.J." Edwards, Quinn Webb Edwards; and niece, Faye Huddleston, who has lived with her the past 17 years.
Mamie is preceded in death by her parents, John Wilson and Lura Mount Alsup; husband, Clyde Webb Edwards; brothers, Arlie, Lillard, Carl, Johnny, Prentice and Hylan Alsup; sisters, Clara Ingram, Nettie Massey and Annie Stuart.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Gideons International for Bibles.
Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-7007, obit line 615-444-7700, partlowchapel.com.