EDMONDS CHARLOTTE M.|
On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, age 100, of the North Side. Beloved wife of the late James Howard "Snowball" Edmonds; mother of Loretta L. Edmonds; grandmother of Charlotte M. Ingram of Pittsburgh and Kayellen Umeakunne of Atlanta, GA; also survived by four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation with the family 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the ROBINSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2025 Perrysville Avenue, Perry Hilltop, where a Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday. Interment Highwood Cemetery. Mrs. Charlotte Edmonds had the first floral shop in the Hill District, before moving to Manchester. She had over 50 years of floral experience and owner of "Edmonds Princess Flower Shop" that included locations on Columbus Avenue in Manchester, and at the corner of Monterey and Jacksonia Street, N. Taylor Avenue and Federal Streets on the North Side. Known as "The Flower Lady," Mrs. Edmonds provided the first time jobs for many young people living in the community. Mrs. Charlotte M. Edmonds had the First Black Florist in Manchester. She was one of the original founders of the Harriet Tubman Guild in Pittsburgh, a chapter member of the Urban League and a long-standing active member of Brown Chapel AME Church. Her secret to longevity is "Showing our love to family and community."
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July 24, 2014