Memorial service will be at noon Saturday at Antioch Baptist Church for Pearlie Mae Edwards, 76, Gadsden, who died Feb. 5, 2013.
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On-site cremation provided by Morgan Funeral Chapel and Crematory.
Pearlie Mae Shepard was born March 27, 1936, in Perry County to the late Richard and Alberta Shepard. She united in holy matrimony Feb. 17, 1957, to Oliver Edwards Jr., and to this union five children were born. Pearlie Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver (Buddie); oldest child, Joe Nathan; brothers, Richard, Walter and Val Shepard; sisters, Hattie Mae Billingsley and Paralee Young.
Pearlie Mae leaves to cherish her precious memories: devoted daughters, Dianne Edwards, Gadsden, Christine Newton (Harvey), Texas; sons, Leroy Edwards, Tuscaloosa, Lee Joseph Edwards, Atlanta; daughter-in-law, Debbie Edwards, Gadsden; six sisters-in-law; 13 brothers-in-law; grandchildren, Toby (Leticia), Jacobi, and Jermaine Edwards, Atlanta, Angela Parker, Atlanta, Gherin Kirkland, Texas, Paul, Andrew and Erika Newton, Texas, JeLisa Edwards, Atlanta; several nieces, great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews; and a host of extended family and friends.
Published in The Gadsden Times on Feb. 8, 2013