Fay Brown Edwards

May 29, 1928February 7, 2014
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Edwards, Fay Brown, 85, of Louisville passed peacefully on February 7, 2014. Fay was a graduate of the Louisville Girls High School and the University of Louisville. She was a public elementary school teacher in Louisville for several years and later a librarian at Field Elementary where she retired in 1988. She was a member of Epiphany United Methodist Church where she taught the Fellowship Class and sang in the choir. Fay was also a member of United Methodist Women, KY Retired Teachers Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Friends of the Louisville Free Public Library. She is survived by her husband George Edwards Jr.; three sons, Ken of Clarksville, TN., Bruce (Susan) of Grand Blanc, MI., Tom (Patty), of Richmond, KY.; eight grandchildren, Cory Edwards (Natalie), Chris Edwards (Christina), Matthew Edwards (Ashley), Lindsey Edwards, Nathan Edwards (Alissa), Emily Horn (Shane), Kelly Gries (Jon), Ashley Edwards; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service to celebrate Fay’s life will be conducted at noon on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 in the chapel of Arch L. Heady and Son at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd. Memorial visitation will be from 11am until the time of service. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations to Wesley Manor or the Kentucky Children’s Home. Family and friends may sign her guestbook and leave memories at:


  • Visitation Saturday, February 22, 2014
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 22, 2014

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Michele Thomas

March 8, 2014

George, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. I have never met her, but I am sure she was nice. You are such a nice man and I enjoy speaking to you whenever I visit The ECH. You are in my prayers. God Bless You!!!

Genie Sims

February 21, 2014

Tom, I am very sorry for the loss of your mom. I know that both of your parents are special to you. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the service Saturday with Toni and Jennifer. You have my deepest sympathy. Remember "we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord." 2 Cor. 5:8
May God bless you and your family.

marc smith

February 20, 2014

I am very sorry for your loss. Faye was the librarian at John Marshall school when I began my teaching career. I loved the way she was with children and her way of making stories come alive. She was an inspiration to me and over the years her name came up time and time again when people who knew her talked about great educators.

Joyce Wilmoth

February 16, 2014

Fay and I have been good friends since the l950's.
In l952, we began taking walks with our children, Linda and Kenny, in their strollers.
We shared many interests - reading, crossword puzzles, baking, Derby Day parties, UMW. Bible studies and our love for each other.
I think of Fay each time I pass their home on 6th Street.
I miss her.
Joyce P. Wilmoth

Douglas Griggs

February 12, 2014

When I became the principal of Marshall School at 7th and Hill in 1971, Fay was the librarian. Even with a difficult group of inner-city poor kids, black and white, she was outstanding! I clearly remember one afternoon when she came eagerly into my office, proudly announcing that she had circulated more books that day than there were kids in the school! She was loved and respected by all -- kids and parents and faculty!

Katy Hardesty CNA

February 12, 2014

I'll never forget Fay.She was always so glad to see me when I would come into work my shift.She was such a helper! Fay looked after everyone and was quick to let me know if someone was in need of assistance. Fay was a kind and gentle lady who loved her family. She amazed me with her ability to know the answers to the puzzles on Wheel of Fortune. When I played trivia, Fay knew all the answers, but she would wait and let others give the answers before she would respond with the correct one. Fay was so thoughtful of other people's feelings, I will miss her.

Beverly Reichart Sapp

February 11, 2014

Mrs . Edwards was one of my early Sunday School teachers at Beechmont UMC, and so loved by all. I remember her fondly. My deepest sympathies and prayers to all the family.

Steve Carroll

February 10, 2014

Fay was one of the finest women you could ever meet. She and my Mom were best friends for many years at Beechmont Methodist Church. We lived down the street from Fay and George for many years and were great friends with their kids Kenny, Bruce and Tommie. I remember the last time I saw Fay was as my Mom's funeral. It was a tough time but Fay and George helped immensely. Weeks after my Mom's funeral I got a very heart warming letter from them in the mail. You will be missed so much!

February 10, 2014

Fay was like a second mom to me when we lived on Cliff! I'm praying for your family. I know how much you'll miss her!

Pat Lush

February 9, 2014

Fay was one of the nicest lady I ever met. I first worked with her in the library at Emerson Elem. school and she helped me get my job at Lincoln Elem. She always talked about her family and we shared some fun times. My deepest sympathy, Pat Lush