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Mary Ruth Edwards


Mary Ruth Edwards, age 90, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2020. Ruth was born in Marion NC on May 18, 1930, she later married Richard Edwards who passed away in 2010. They were married for fifty-nine years. Ruth had two daughters who preceded her in death, Gwendolyn Hope and Sandra Kay.


Ruth loved the Lord and loved to go to church. She was a member of Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church. Ruth loved her family and family times together, Christmas breakfast, picnics, playing dominoes and darts. She was the happiest around children and babies. She was a military wife for twenty years and worked in the school cafeteria until she retired. She was the best mom and grandma.


Left to cherish her memories are three children, Vicki Webb (Robert), Rick Edwards (Terri) and Elaine Harris (Robert); grandchildren, Matt, Michelle, Stacy, Luke, Jennifer, Kayla and Noelle; great-grandchildren, Courtney, Taylor, Courtney, Tiffani, Trevor, Gwen, Scarlet, Willow, Claire, Corry, Abigail, Wyatt, Jonathan and David. Also surviving Ruth are two sisters, Betty Jo Hawkins and Sandra McKinney and two brothers, Bruce Frisbee (Doris) and Bobby Frisbee (Naomi).


A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Ralph Reep officiating.


In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

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Such a beautiful, strong-willed, loving, humorous, lively mother, grandmother etc. I know the family will miss her so bad but she is a happy person right now. She probably has not gotten up from Jesus' feet yet, just praising and thanking Him for everything through the years. Love you all and will be thinking or you and praying for comfort.

Danita & Hooper Sartin Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Vicki, Rick, Elaine and all of Ruths family. We are very saddened by the passing of your precious mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. Ruth was such a kind, generous, beautiful woman who had a wonderful sense of humor. May the memories of many happy times each of you shared with Ruth be of some comfort to you now and in the future. She will be missed by many. We send our deepest sympathy to all of you and you will remain in our prayers that God will comfort you and give you peace. In Christ Love, Mike and Ruth

Ruth Williams Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

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Elaine Reel Hartsock Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

She loved that she taught you dominoes!! She loved you To pieces and told me once you were one of her kids. Thank you for all you did for her!!

Michelle Treese Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

Vickie and family so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was always such a good neighbor and a fantastic person. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Millie Kirby Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

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Linda Byrd Bivins Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Edwards

Ray and Rhonda Price Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

Aunt Ruth will always have a special place in my heart. She loved her nieces and nephews so much. Her laughter was contagious, and I will never forget her playing darts, and games at her house and ours. She would always look out for us and wasnt afraid to take a stand for you. I pray that you take comfort knowing where she is and who she is with. I know it must have been such a homecoming for her. We love you and think of you often, you will be in our prayers.

Bob Frisbee Jr. Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

This woman took care of me when my own mother died. She was the most caring, kind, loving, big-hearted, ferocious, don't mess with my kids grandma you could hope for. I love her. I will sorely miss her.

The son of her eldest daughter, Gwen Edwards, Mattheau.

Mattheau English Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

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Margot Withrow Dec 20 2020 12:00 AM

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