Ester Runnel Edwards was born November 22, 1933 in DeLand, Florida to the late John & Arie Swann Cook. She was married to the late Etholian Edwards and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Uta Y. Yarbrough. Ester worked at Boston Avenue School as a foster grandparent and with Council on Aging. Left to cherish her memories are: daughters: Saundralyn Bailey and Cynthia Edwards; son: Earl Edwards; brother: John (Judy) Cook, Delaware; grandchildren: Eldric McCoy, Ebony McCray, Porschia McCray, James C. Taylor; great-grandchildren: Niveahna Lewis and Keylonii Lewis; a host of other family and friends. A graveside funeral service will be held 12 Noon Friday, October 12, 2012 at DeLand Memorial Gardens, 600 East Beresford Avenue.