Born: September 23, 1930
Died: September 9, 2021
Helen "Ma" Edwards
Born September 23, 1930, in Laurel, MS to the union of the late George and Willie Mae McCullum. She slept away peacefully on September 9, 2021, with her family by her side.
Helen moved to Joliet during her teenage years with her uncles and met her husband the late James C. Edwards.
Helen was employed with Damico's Restaurant and retired from Joliet Terrace.
Helen is preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, J. C. (Jake) Edwards; her parents, George and Willie Mae McCullum; one brother, Clote McCullum, one daughter, Catherine (Cathy) Anderson; and one son, Mitchell Edwards.
Helen leaves to cherish her memories, two daughters, Vanessa and Robyn Edwards; four sons, Milton, Michael (Betty), Wayne and Randy Edwards; one sister, Allie Evans, 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two great great-grand children; and a special friend Freida Tucker.
Visitation will be held Friday, September 17, 2021 from 4:00-6:00PM at Shiloh Baptist Church, 18101 Oak Ave. Lockport, IL. Service at 6:00PM with an interment Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Elmhurst Cemetery.
Minor-Morris Funeral Home, Ltd.
112 Richards St. (815) 723-1283
Published by The Herald-News from Sep. 14 to Sep. 15, 2021.