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Essie Lorraine Minor Edwards

Essie 'Lorraine' Edwards, 90, resident of 502 E. Greenwood St. widow of Jack Edwards, Sr. died Tuesday Sept. 19, 2006 at the home of her daughter Myra Williamson 311 Lakeshore Drive Greenwood, SC.

Born in Hartwell, GA she was a daughter of the late James Hiriam and Nancy Jane Foster Minor.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall Abbeville, SC.

Survivors include 2 daughters; Betty E. Ashley and her husband Robert of Abbeville, SC, Myra Williamson and her husband Wilbur of Greenwood, SC, 1 son Jack Edwards, Jr. and his wife Ruth of Hammond, LA, 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 4 brothers Joe Berry Minor, Paul Minor, S.J. Minoe and Leo Minor, 2 sisters Ellie Stamey and Covin Stamey.

The family is at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ashley 502 E. Greenwood St. Abbeville, SC.

The family wishes to omit flowers and make memorials to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, Hospice House 408 West Alexander Ave. Greenwood, SC 29646.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Sept 22, 2006
12:30-1:30 PM


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home Chapel
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Sept 22, 2006
2:00 PM


Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
2699 Highway 72
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

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I loved Mama. She treated me like one of her own daughters. I will miss her deeply. I loved picking her up and having her visit with us no matter what state we were living in at the time. I loved to watch her jitterbug in my living room and tell me stories of her past. We loved to go to the library. I will miss her smile, her laughter and love of life. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed greatly. I love you Mama, thanks for being a mom to me. Love, Ruth

Ruth Edwards Sep 23 2006 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayer are with you all. May God give you the strength to help you through this tough time. Shonna, You are my life. I Love You More Each Day.

Ty Sep 20 2006 12:00 AM