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Inez Willis Edwards

December 26, 1923 November 13, 2018
Inez Willis Edwards
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Obituary for Inez Willis Edwards

Inez Willis Edwards, 94, entered her heavenly home on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, while surrounded by her beloved family and friends after a valiant battle with a brief illness. Her devotion to her family and firm belief in God strengthened her life, especially in her final days.
Inez was born December 26, 1923 in Madison County, NC to the late C. N. Willis, Sr. and Minnie Lee Hamlin Willis of Mars Hill, NC. She was a graduate of Mars Hill School, and went to work at Hammarlund and Micro Switch. She was a long-time active member and Sunday school teacher at Calvary Baptist Church and California Creek Baptist Church. She was dedicated to the service of others, participating in organizations such as: Neighbors in Need, Hospice, American Cancer Society, VFW, WMU and the Lions Club. She loved to cook for her family and the community. For many years she has welcomed many to her open kitchen on Sunday evenings for lunch after church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Roy J. Edwards; brother, C.N. Willis, Jr.; and sisters, Edris Willis Cassida, Edith Lunsford and Orpha Demsko Donrisch.
Mrs. Edwards is survived by her sons, Jay Nealy Edwards (Frances) and Richard Nelson Edwards (Dorothy); daughter, Kathryn “Kathy” Edwards Reece; grandchildren: Susann Medlin (John), John Edwards (Catherine), Connie Edwards, Lindsey Kerns, Britt Reece (Hayley), Ryan Reece (Casey) and Mary Burnette (Dennis); great-grandchildren: Mckinzie Kerns, Alex Kerns, Peyton Johnston, Colton Johnston, Owen Johnston, Cameron Littrell, Charlotte Littrell, Rylie Reece, Mary Lynn Brown and Robert Burnette; brothers, V.J. Willis (Wanda) and Boyce Willis (Florence); sister, Melba Payne; and many nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Services for Mrs. Edwards will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday November 17, 2018 at California Creek Baptist Church, conducted by Reverends Josh McDevitt, Stanley Peek, Troy Rogers and grandson, Britt Reece officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00 – 3:00 pm at the church prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to WMU, California Creek Baptist Church, PO Box 670, Mars Hill, NC 28754.
Condolences can be made to the family online at www.madisonfh.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

17

Nov

12:00 PM 11/17/2018 12:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 11/17/2018 3:00:00 PM
California Creek Baptist Church

5131 US-23 ALT HWY
Mars Hill, NC 28754

California Creek Baptist Church
5131 US-23 ALT HWY Mars Hill 28754 NC
United States

Service

Saturday

17

Nov

3:00 PM 11/17/2018 3:00:00 PM
California Creek Baptist Church

5131 US-23 ALT HWY
Mars Hill, NC 28754

California Creek Baptist Church
5131 US-23 ALT HWY Mars Hill 28754 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

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California Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

5131 US-23 ALT HWY
Mars Hill, NC 28754

5131 US-23 ALT HWY Mars Hill 28754 NC
United States
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