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Marilyn Bennett Edwards

25 diciembre , 193122 mayo , 2021
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Marilyn Bennett Edwards (December 25, 1931 – May 22, 2021) Marilyn Bennett Edwards passed away on May 22, 2021 in Macon, GA. Marilyn was born in Jacksonville, Florida to Oscar and Eula Bennett. She lived in Waycross and Valdosta, Georgia and moved to Spartanburg, South Carolina at age five.

She graduated as an Honor Graduate from Spartanburg High School and moved to Macon to attend Wesleyan College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology in 1954. After graduation, she met her future husband, Robert Edwards, at a YWCA dance. Marilyn worked for the Bibb County Welfare Department and later had a career with the Medical Center of Central Georgia where she worked in Social Services from October of 1966 and until her retirement in 1994.

Marilyn was a member of the Middle Georgia CB Radio Club, the Glenhaven Garden Club (President), the Georgia Association of Hospital Social Workers (officer), and the Association of Public Welfare Workers. She was an active church member having attended Cherokee Heights Methodist Church and Lizella United Methodist Church. She has served as the Chairperson of Missions, President of the Joy Sunday School Class, and as Secretary of United Methodist Women. She led and supported Operation Shoebox, the Angel Tree, and Thanksgiving Fruit Basket projects.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Edwards, Sr. and her daughter, Lynn Edwards. She is survived by her loving children Cathy (Orhan) Moss, Susan (Gary) Grant, Robert Edwards, Jr., and Richard Edwards; and her grandchildren Jeffrey Jones, Heather (Randy) Clemons, Joshua (Brittany) Grant, Alexandra (Patrick) Leahy, Amelia (Marcus) Baker, and Bennett Edwards; six great-grandchildren; and her brother, Jerome Bennett (Anne); and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Lizella United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 on Wednesday at Snows Memorial Chapel on Pio Nono Avenue and following the service at the church. Rev. Josh Gale and Rev. Loran Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery private for family only. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Lizella United Methodist Church, 2920 S. Lizella Road, Lizella 31052.

Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express tributes. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangement.

  • FAMILIA

  • Marilyn is preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Edwards, Sr. and her daughter, Lynn Edwards. She is survived by her loving children Cathy (Orhan) Moss, Susan (Gary) Grant, Robert Edwards, Jr., and Richard Edwards; and her grandchildren Jeffrey Jones, Heather (Randy) Clemons, Joshua (Brittany) Grant, Alexandra (Patrick) Leahy, Amelia (Marcus) Baker, and Bennett Edwards;six great-grandchildren; her brother, Jerome Bennett (Anne); and several nieces and nephews.
  • DONACIONES

  • Lizella United Methodist Church

Servicios

  • Visitation

    miércoles, 26 mayo , 2021

  • A Celebration of Her Life

    jueves, 27 mayo , 2021

  • Visitation Following Service

    jueves, 27 mayo , 2021

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Sue and Bob McKinney-Jackson

25 mayo , 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sharon Weeks

24 mayo , 2021

Susan,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

Barbara Bramblett

24 mayo , 2021

I worked with Marilyn at the Welfare Department many years ago and found her to be so smart. I grieve with your family. RIP Marilyn......

Edwards Robert

24 mayo , 2021

I'm going to miss you Mom

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