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Martha Vernell Edwards

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POQUOSON - Martha Vernell Edwards, 93, a native & lifelong resident of Poquoson, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and sang in the choir. She took pride in being a lifelong homemaker and military wife of a wounded veteran of WWII. Vernell loved cooking for friends and family, planting flowers in her garden, pictures, piano, and music of all kinds especially hymns. Vernell was preceded in death by a son, Harold Wayne Edwards; daughter, Linda Edwards Edmundson; parents, Carrie & Estrich Page; and siblings, "Obie" Page, Levenia Page Berry, and Dean Page Williford. She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Jack Harold Edwards; daughter, Jackie Edwards Gills & husband Dabney Hamilton; brother, "Junie" Page; grandchildren, Keith Edwards,Tracy Edmundson & Tom Bott, Kara Gills & Jonathan Catlett, Perry Edmundson, and Hamilton & Brandi Gills; great-grandchildren, Emily Bott, Casey Bott, Jack-Nelson Catlett, and Mary-Martha Catlett; and numerous special nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 28, 12:30-2:00 PM, at Trinity United Methodist Church, immediately followed by her funeral service at 2:00 PM in the sanctuary by Rev. Charles R. Stacy and Rev. Dan Cromer. Entombment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton. At other times the family will be at her home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Poquoson Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 2404, Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com .
Published in Daily Press on Oct. 27, 2015
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