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Mary Edwards

Mary Woods Foster Edwards, age 82, of Vicksburg, MS passed away on Sunday July 11, 2010 at the University Medical Center in Jackson.  She was born on November 06, 1927 to J. T. and Bessie (Scallions) Woods in Durant, MS.  Mary moved to the Delta at a young age, where she attended Riverside High School. She retired from Denny's as a cook supervisor after 35 years of service at La Mirada, CA. She was preceded in death by her husbands William ("Bill") D. Foster and Jessie D. Edwards. She and Mr. Edwards were married 16 years and resided in Greenville, MS and were members of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.    She was also preceded in death by her parents, a sister Earline Lott and a brother Lee Woods, Jr. Visitation will be held Wednesday July 14, 2010 from 5:00 PM ~ 7:00 PM with a Rosary service to follow at 7:00 PM at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Greenville, MS.  Funeral Services will be held Thursday July 15, 2010 10:00 AM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Greenville, MS.  Burial will follow at the Hollandale Cemetery, Hollandale, MS.  Father Tarsisius Puling, S.V.D. will officiate the service.   She is survived by her step-children Ann (Tom) Fraser of Cartersville, GA, Dean (Sue) Edwards of Millington, TN, Everette (Sherry) Edwards of Greenville, MS. Pam (Mickey)  Wilkinson of Snellville, GA, Theresa (Stratford) Kay of Fuquay-Varina, NC. John (Mary Beth) Edwards of Kingman, AZ. Two Brothers; Curtis (Mary) Woods of Wayside, MS. and Cecil (Juanita) Woods of Taylorsville, MS. Two Sisters; Peggy (Ronnie) Clark of Ruleville, MS and Louise Watford of Vicksburg, MS. Fourteen step-grandchildren and thirteen step great grandchildren, Numerous nieces and nephews. Pall-bearers will be Coleman Edwards, Brandon Wilkinson, Joe Fraser, Rob Watford, Rodney Clark, and Derris Powell. Honorary pall-bearer is Thomas Kay. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to the Jesse D. Edwards Memorial Trust c/o St. Joseph's Catholic Church 412 Main St Greenville, MS 38701 Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Mrs. Mary and Mrs. Louise come to my hair salon in Vicksburg. She was a very sweet and thoughtful person! We will miss her so much! Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family! Jennifer Lyons and Amy Dorrell and all of the Gang from Split Ends

Jennifer Lyons - July 15, 2010 at 08:52 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Mary was really a fine woman. Lee and I both loved her and Jesse. We all had some wonderful times together camping. Lee and Tommye Stiles

Lee and Tommye Stiles - July 14, 2010 at 08:33 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dear Theresa, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I am sorry for your loss. Love, Donna

Donna Belenchia - July 14, 2010 at 05:13 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Ms Mary Joe was one of the nicest ladies I have ever met. She roomed with my mother at Shady Lawn in Vicksburg and she was an absolute joy. She will be greatly missed, please accept my condolences. Sincerely, Vickie Newman of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Vickie Newman - July 14, 2010 at 03:45 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Aunt Jo was one of the sweetest people I have ever known and it was truly a blessing to know her and be part of her family. She will be greatly missed.

Renea Watford - July 14, 2010 at 01:21 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

There must be a ending of something to have a new beginning. I celebrate Mary's new beginning, eternity with our Lord.

Kathy S. Jones - July 13, 2010 at 04:17 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM