Edna Mae Potts

May 28, 1934April 13, 2018

God welcomed home his precious daughter EDNA MAE POTTS on April 13, 2018. She was surrounded by her family as she met her Lord and Savior.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents Joseph Clarence Clifton and Mary Louise Stansifer. Also, by her beloved daughter, Rhonda Potts Fairchild.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years Roland James Potts. Children: Quentin Fairchild (Rhonda), Alan & wife, Nelda and Ryan & wife, Jamie. Grandchildren: (Rhonda) Raquel Fairchild, Sara Fairchild & Ricky Fairchild / (Alan) Raymond Schwegman & (wife) Charity, Sean Schwegman & (wife) Ashley, Cassie & (husband) Jessie Scholes, Amanda & (husband) Joe Aylar and Adam Potts & (wife) Cheyenne / (Ryan) Brandon Potts & Halley Ingram, Allison & (husband) Chris Mutz, Ashley & (husband) Bryan Siebold and Joseph Stapp. Also, 14 precious great grandchildren.

Edna was born May 28, 1934 in Galveston, Texas, the 2nd of 12 children. She grew up in Texas City and attended Texas City High School where she excelled at tennis. It was a blind date on New Year’s Eve 1956 that brought Edna and Roland together. Love quickly bloomed and they were married shortly thereafter on March 1, 1957. Theirs is a love story for the ages.

Edna and Roland played tennis together for many years into their marriage. She working for and sang in the choir at the church that Roland pastored (Trinity Christian Church and Interfaith Praise Church). Watching sports was a passion of hers. Always rooting her teams on, especially the teams that her children were on. Edna was an example to all of what it looks like to be in love with the Lord. She is surely rejoicing in HIS arms at this very moment.

EDNA MAE POTTS will be missed by her family and many friends.

2 Timothy 4:7 - I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.


  • Visitation Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Edna Mae Potts

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Theresa Walker

April 16, 2018

I will miss you, Sister Edna...every time I saw you, you had a smile on your face and asked about mama and me even though you were going through so much. I love you and also Brother Roland and will pray for your family...thanks for all yall have done for God's people, for others and for God...God bless...

Jerry Howard

April 13, 2018

Edna and Roland were always a phone call away when I needed a shoulder. She always had that beautiful smile and a hug when you were with her. Edna is more a sister than a cousin. My growing up years were spent with her and most of this family either at our house or theirs. Laughing was what we all did non stop and enjoy my dad’s barbque. I’m told she let me fall off the bed when I was 8 months old and she was never allowed to forget it. But as usual it was always remembered fondly. We love her and rejoice in her address change. She’s now laughing in Heaven with our family