Dr. Barbara J. Edwards
Dr. Barbara Jeane Edwards of Tallahassee, Florida died Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She was born in Mound Bayou, MS to Thomas (Baby Edwards) and Lois Elizabeth Edwards. She was reared in Clarksdale MS and graduated valedictorian of her class in 1970 from Coahoma Agricultural High School. She received a bachelor of arts degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter MN, a master's degree from the University of Iowa
in Iowa City Iowa and a Doctor of Education degree from the university of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and other organizations. She accepted a position at Florida State University in 1989 as assistant professor and remained there until her death. Dr. Edwards is survived by her brother: Marlon Edwards of Memphis, TN; nephews: Marlon, Jr. and Marc Edwards of Memphis, TN; Uncle: Isaiah (Sonny) Edwards, Jr. and his wife Dorothy of Olympia Fields, IL.; and other relatives & friends. Funeral services were held 10:00am, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the Old West Florida Enrichment Center, Tallahassee, Florida. Burial will be on Friday, February 15, 2013 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale, MS. under the direction of Stringer Redmon Funeral Home 119 Martin Luther King Drive Clarksdale, MS 38614. RICHARDSON'S FAMILY FUNERAL CARE OF TALLAHASSEE (850)576-4144 handled all local arrangements.