Frances A. (Jones) Edwards

February 2, 1935 ~ May 31, 2021 (age 86)

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On Monday, May 31, 2021, Frances Jones Edwards, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother gained her angel wings at the age of 86.

Frances was born on February 2, 1935 in Clinton, NC to Jada and Mary Parker Jones. She graduated from Herring School and later attended a 2 year business college in Greensboro. She worked for several businesses around the area including, Johnson Cotton and House Autry Mill. She found her true career when she began substitute teaching at Mingo School and then later became a teacher assistant there and then moved to Midway Elementary where she enjoyed over 30 years of teaching and inspiring students. She married the love of her life, MB Edwards, on January 3, 1958. They raised one son, Mark Wilson Edwards.

Frances was an active member of the Westbrook Grange, Herring Jewels, Vann Crossroads Ladies Auxiliary, and Roanoke Chapel where she held many positions including secretary and treasurer for the Roanoke Chapel Church.  Mrs. Edwards took pride in giving out “Sunshine Bags” to members of the community, along with sending out cards for special occasions.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents Jada and Mary, son Mark, and 3 brothers, Bill, Jack, and Chester. Left to cherish her memory is her husband MB, daughter-in-law Phyllis, grandchildren Crystal, Chris, Matthew and Haley, and great-granddaughter Gracie, along with numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Roanoke Chapel Ladies Circle c/o Phyllis Edwards, 3560 Church Rd. Clinton, NC 28328

The family of Mrs. Frances Edwards would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Rolling Ridge Senior Living, Southwood Nursing, and Liberty Healthcare for the remarkable love and care provided to Mrs. Edwards.

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June 3, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Roanoke PFWB Church
1167 Roanoke Road
Newton Grove, NC 28366

Funeral Service
June 4, 2021

11:00 AM
Roanoke PFWB Church
1167 Roanoke Road
Newton Grove, NC 28366

June 4, 2021

12:00 PM
Jones Family Cemetery
Church Road
Clinton, NC 28329

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