Died Thursday, December 6 at the age of 91. Wife of the late Alex S. (Terry) Edward, married for 52 years. Born in New Orleans, worked in her father's tile business and as a homemaker. She and was born to the late Frank Termini of Chicago and Hilda Lydia Boone Beckendorf of New Orleans and graduated from Istrouma High School. She is survived by her siblings, Ray Termini, Joyce Babin and Jean Guitreau; children, Diana P. Andre (Donald), Terry M. Edward (Cathi), Cheri Efferson (Blaine), Margie Wait (Dave) and Gene A. Edward (Gladys; grandchildren, Julie Chase (Randy), Jeff Andre (June), Daniel Edward (Maryam), Jason Edward (Jackie), Stephanie Bennett (Bryon), Kory Efferson, Kyle E. Gaubert, Evan J. Gaubert, Karen M. Edward, Blaine A. Edward, Alex M. Edward; great grandchildren, Abbey and Carley Chase, Joseph, John, Gracie, Nash and Alex Andre, Naomi Edward, Nate and Walter Edward, Alexa Ryon, Vivianne and Eli Gray Bennett, Jeannette Wintter, Jennifer, Jessica and Jaylyn Reese. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Father Mario Termini, Charles Termini, Gloria McIntyre, Dorothy Melker, Frank Termini (Sonny) and Margaret Thompson. She was an active member of OLOM Parish, member of the RCIA Team for 25 years. Member of Tara Civic Association and Board Member since it was formed in 1970. Member and Past President of Tara Garden Club. She was volunteer coach at Istrouma Junior High and St. Anthony School. She was a long time coach at BREC and was a Senior Olympic participant winning National Gold Medals in volleyball and basketball. She also played in the Senior Olympics until she was 85, often playing down in age because there were so few in her age bracket. Mom was a true role model to all. She was loved greatly by everyone who knew her. The family wishes to thank her dear friends The Ulkins, Loretta and Richard, Eileen, The DiJohn Family and Hospice Caregivers Caritha, Brittany and Christy. Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 9 at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy., from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, Dec. 10 at Our Lady of Mercy Church at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to OLOM RCIA Program or St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, TN. Please visit www.resthavenbatonrouge.com to leave condolences to the family.
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Published in The Advocate from Dec. 7 to Dec. 10, 2012