Ms. Marilyn Edwards of Lynchburg, Virginia departed this life Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Salem Nursing and Rehab in Roanoke Virginia. She was born August 13, 1956 in Prince Edward County, Virginia to the late John Walter Edwards Sr. and Elnora Bailey Edwards.
Marilyn was educated in the Appomattox County School System. As a young girl she accepted Christ at Zion Baptist Church in Pamplin, Virginia. Later as an adult she joined the family church at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. She loved church, life and her family. Preceding her in death are two sisters who died very young and her brother Reverend John Walter Edwards, Jr. (Pauline).
Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters; Latonyer Angela Edwards-Dupuy (Keith), of O’Fallon, Illinois and Shorena Liza Edwards of Baltimore, MD. Beautiful memories are also left to be cherished by her two brothers; Dennis Vernon Bailey of Philadelphia, PA, and Reverend Lewis Walter Edwards (Jackie) of Baltimore, MD; sister, Dorothy Ligon (Calvin) of Pamplin, VA; three grandchildren, Matthew Kenneth Dupuy, David James Dupuy, and Johnathan Walter Dupuy; two aunts; Mary Ethel Goldman of Cullen ,VA and Anna Davis (Thomas) of South Carolina, two uncles; Jonny Bailey (deceased) and Edward Bailey (Mary) of Pamplin. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Two nieces who will be forever dear to her are Patricia Ligon and Sharon Edwards. In addition, extended family to cherish her memories is Kathleen Hubbard and family, Maliah Hebb and Alex Horton.
God took you home. It was HIS will but, in our hearts, we will always love you.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me; Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
A graveside service will be conducted on Friday, March 27, 2020, 2 p.m., at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 342 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Pamplin, VA 23958.
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