Mother Marjorie Edwards was born on May 27, 1939 in Yantley, Alabama to the late John B. Ford and Macie Pringle. She attended the local schools of Choctaw County. She was the oldest of twelve children.
Mother Edwards was united in Holy Matrimony to the Love of her Life Mr. Thirlow Edwards for 62 years. Together they raised their beautiful children and grandchildren. She worked for the City of Jacksonville as a Senior Coordinator where she retired after many years of dedicated service. She loved cooking, sewing, reading, mentoring and going to church doing the work of the Lord. She was a faithful longtime member of the Southside Church of God in Christ where she served on the Trustee’s Board, Women’s Department, President of the Mother’s Board and as the church Mother.
On Friday Morning, June 7, 2019, Mother Marjorie Edwards made her heavenly transition to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ surrounded by her loving and devoted family.
Mother Edwards leaves to cherish her loving memories, her loving and devoted husband of 62 years, Thirlow Edwards, children, Betty Jackson (Willie), Frank Edwards (D’Andrea), Karium Edwards (Paula), Catherine Williams (Derald) and Vicka Adams; grandchildren, Shirika Gomillion (William), Willie Jackson, Jr., Derald Williams, Jr., Martrika Marshall (Harold), Marie Bell (Dexter), Mariah Edwards, Karium Edwards, Jr., Kyle Edwards, Latoya Lee, Joseph Lee, Tad Adams, Ryleigh Edwards, Christina Edwards, Chris Edwards, Tiamara Edwards, Di’jon Brown, Destiny Moran and Kiamarah Edwards; 12 great grandchildren; siblings, Mary Jackson Everett (Ronald), Ernestine Brown (William), Shirley Johnson (Isaac), Lovell Buchanon (Preston), Bobby Ford (Margie) and Willie Ford (Lillie); sisters-in-law, Katie Thomas and Mary Lett; brothers-in-law, Jeremiah Edwards (Mary) and Joe Billy Edwards (Liza); and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, church family and friends.
Sarah L. Carter's Funeral Home Southside is serving the family.