Marjorie Edwards Styles
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Marjorie Edwards Styles

Asheville - Marjorie Edwards Styles, age 84, of Asheville, NC went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Mission Hospital. A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Fate and Nancy Phillips Edwards.

Marjorie was a real people person and never met a stranger. She lived to serve God and love and care for her family, friends, and others in a genuine and compassionate way. As a gifted pianist, she brought joy and inspiration using her God-given talent playing for quartets, singing groups and many churches her entire life. She retired from First Union/SunTrust Bank after more than 30 years of service.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Lawrence Maxwell Styles; son, Lawrence Veldon Styles; sister, Florence Honeycutt; brothers, Barnett Edwards, Glen Edwards, Raymond Edwards, Jerry Edwards, C.L. Edwards, Caroll Edwards and Howard Edwards.

She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Biddix (Tony) and Vicki Shelton (John); grandchildren, Joshua (Ashley), Whitney (Wesley), and Rachel (Kevin); great grandchildren, Jasmine, Nadalie, and Cody; sister, Edna Ponder; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11am, Friday, July 3, 2020 in the Penland Family Funeral Home Chapel. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 10am-11am. Rev. James Lamb and Rev. Joe Steadman will be officiating. A private family burial will be on Monday, July 6, 2020 at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to Samaritan's Purse at P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. Penland Family Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Styles Family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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Published in Asheville Citizen-Times from Jun. 30 to Jul. 1, 2020.
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July 2, 2020
What a sweet and kind person! I will never forget teasing her unmercifully in her 40th birthday and calling her old and over the hill-I was a mere 29 then. She took it well and joked it off. Years later, when I turned 40, she made a big point of asking me how it felt! It came back to me in a flash! Heaven gained another angel. You will be missed, Marge.
Carolyn Gaines
July 1, 2020
Our sweet, sweet Marge! I worked with her for many years at First Union She was truly one of the most Godly, sweet and hardworking women I've every known. Marge would call all of us her "youngins". She helped many of us raise our kids by giving us that Motherly advice and knew all about our families, friends and animals.
Marge loved her family so much and talked about them all the time. I know you all will miss her terribly.
I sure loved Marge Styles and will miss her! I am very sorry to miss her memorial service.

Kim Plemmons
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