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Joan Patsy Edwards
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Joan Ledbetter Edwards transitioned from her earthly home life to the loving arms of her heavenly Father on Thursday, July 6, 2017. She was born in Bluefield, VA to Howard and Zilpha Ledbetter. She accepted Christ at an early age in Bluefield, VA at Bethel Methodist Church. She later continued her love of God at Elim Christian Church in Buffalo, NY. She received her early education at Tazewell County High School where she graduated in 1950. From there she furthered her education at Morristown Community College where she met her lifelong partner Willis (Pete) Edwards. They were married September 15, 1955 and this love story continued until he departed from life on May, 2016. Ms. Edwards loved to shop and she was a fashion diva. She will always be remembered for how well she dressed. She is preceded in death by her loving parents, Howard and Zilpha Ledbetter; her precious husband, Willis (Pete) Edwards, and her loving daughter-in-law, Patricia Bowman Edwards.

Her loving memory will be cherished by her devoted son, Ron Edwards, Middlesboro, KY; her sister-in-law, Penny Haith of Whitsett, NC; her nieces: Tammy Arrington, KoKo Sanders of Durham, NC and Dawn Simmons of Greensboro, NC; several loving cousins who love to tell the story that they are Thomas Jefferson Family: Tiny, Gloria, Tanya, Glenna of Washington, D.C. and Maryland. She has five grandchildren: Larrona Rhon (Tyrone) of Tamps, FL, Raegan Sweatt (Casey), Louisville, KY, Jasmine Ross of Middlesboro, Kandace Edwards of Lexington, KY, Major Edwards, Middlesboro, KY and five great-grandchildren: Raweon Sweatt, Larheya Sweatt of Louisville, KY, Naeema Ross of Middlesboro, KY, Quest Rhem of Tampa, FL, Khawi Johnson of Lexington, KY. She has several loving friends in Buffalo, NY, Valerie , Eric and Brandon, Gault, Sandra, Lois Williams, Mary Turner, James Moore, Hattie Anderson, Marie Lane, BeBe Bean, Allen (Boss) Michaels, Laura Durham and several more, Greta Thomas Ruffin, Cleveland, Ohio, her Middlesboro family: the little girl (Frances Blackburn Wade), Theresa Williams, Elizabeth A West, Nikkole Jones, Virgil Elizabeth Gilbert, Larry Kyle, Richard Barnett, Ierusha Martin, Thelma Sherrod, Ocola, FL, your kindness will never be forgotten.
Funeral service will be 12 noon, Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Shumate Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Samuel Wansley officiating. Interment will be at Green Hills Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Major Edwards, Petie Gilbert, Danny Griffin, Daren Young, Byron West, Richard Barnett, and James Drake. The family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 12 noon, Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Shumate Funeral Home Chapel.

Shumate Funeral Home is entrusted with all arrangements.
Guestbook and Candle Lighting at www.shumatefuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Thursday

13

Jul

11:00 AM
Shumate Funeral Home

2321 Cumberland Avenue
Middlesboro, KY 40965

Service

Thursday

13

Jul

12:00 PM
Shumate Funeral Home

2321 Cumberland Avenue
Middlesboro, KY 40965

interment

Thursday

13

Jul

Green Hills Memorial Gardens

Middlesboro
Middlesboro, KY 40965

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Green Hills Memorial Gardens

Middlesboro
Middlesboro, KY 40965

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