Mrs. Gerald Allen Edwards




Mrs. Gerald Allen Edwards, age 78 of Laurinburg, went to her Heavenly home on Friday, December 15, 2017 after an extended illness.

Gerald was born on October 29, 1939 in Scotland County, a loving daughter of the late Gurley Waterman and Mary Glenn Clark Allen. She was a former secretary and homemaker. Gerald was a faithful member of Caledonia United Methodist Church. She served her church in many capacities, including time as a choir director. Gerald loved music, and was a talented musician, who played piano and sang for many years in a gospel quartet. She enjoyed reading, and her Bible was her favorite book. Gerald loved her family dearly, and her greatest moments were those shared with them.

Gerald leaves behind her loving husband of 58 years, Ken Edwards of the home; sons, Kirk Edwards (Cathy) of Morganton and Doug Edwards (Lynn) of Laurinburg; a daughter, Cindy Follord (Dave) of Fayetteville; sisters, Barbara Ann Rhye of Fayetteville, and Judy Mullins of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, John Fletcher, Matthew Fletcher, Reid Edwards, Catherine Henson, Aaron Watts, and Ashley Oxendine; great grandchildren, Gracelyn Henson, Paisley Henson and another soon to be with us; several other extended family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Caledonia United Methodist Church. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. A time of visitation will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, prior to the service at the church.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Caledonia United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund. 15201 Barnes Bridge Rd. Laurinburg, NC 28352.