OBITUARY

Marie King Edwards

March 20, 1925July 29, 2018
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Marie Edwards, 93, of Oglesby, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Cole Funeral Home in McGregor. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the Funeral Home.

Mrs. Edwards was born on March 20, 1925 to Luther David King and Maggie F. (Smith) King, in Oglesby, Texas. She grew up in Oglesby and graduated from Oglesby High School in 1942. Marie married Joe Ben Edwards on July 19, 1946 and they were happily married for 59 years. After many years of service, in several elementary schools, Marie retired from McGregor Elementary where she served as librarian. Marie loved gardening, birds, especially hummingbirds, researching genealogy, garage sales, and most of all, her family.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and twin brothers, Sonny and Bill King.

Survivors include son, Bennie “Bo” Edwards and wife, Jill; daughters, Debbie Beechly, Betty Miller; grandchildren, John Edwards and wife, Cassandra, Zachariah Miller, Amity Miller, and husband, Bryan, Brittany Beechly, Chad Beechly; great-grandson, Jacob Edwards; sisters, Frances Cowart, Jessie “Bebe” Penton, Katie Rockwood; sister-in-law, Sandra King; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers: John Edwards, Zachariah Miller, Chad Beechly, Jacob Edwards, David Cowart, and Billy Cowart.

  • FAMILY

  • Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Ben Edwards; parents, Luther David King and Maggie L. (Smith) King and twin brothers, Sonny and Bill King.

    Survivors include son, Bennie “Bo” Edwards and wife, Jill; daughters, Debbie Beechly, Betty Miller; grandchildren, John Edwards and wife, Cassandra, Zachariah Miller, Amity Miller, and husband, Bryan, Brittany Beechly, Chad Beechly; great-grandson, Jacob Edwards; sisters, Frances Cowart, Jessie “Bebe” Penton, Katie Rockwood; sister-in-law, Sandra King; and numerous nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • John Edwards
  • Jacob Edwards
  • Chad Beechly
  • Zachariah Miller
  • David Cowart
  • Billy Cowart

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 2, 2018
REMEMBERING

Marie King Edwards

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Sherri Autrey

July 31, 2018

M a. Edwards was a very kind and loving woman. I have much love and respect for her.many prayers and love for the family.

Tara Frost

July 31, 2018

I will never forget her. She taught me so much and no matter what she always treated me like family. She was one of the strongest, outspoken, and sweetest women I have ever known. She will forever be in my heart and the memories I will always have of her and pop will forever be part of my life. R.I.P. mom I love you & thank for always loving me.

Mary McMullen Witte

July 30, 2018

Oh, Marie. How well I remember your love, your generosity, your nurturing, and your love for helping others. My first memory is of you making sure that I had a piece of dry toast about mid-morning at Oglesby for my morning sickness, and later as the librarian for my second grade class in McGregor. I love you dearly, and celebrate your life. My sympathy to your family. You were dearly loved by many.

eddie yeager

July 30, 2018

Ms. Edwards was one the the Sweetest Ladies I've ever met. She was so sweet and i enjoyed every moment i got to talk to her. GOD called home his Gardener - She will have everything Beautiful and growing in Heaven. RIP my FRIEND - I was Blessed to have Known you. Eddie Yeager

ELAINE McNamara

July 30, 2018

A lady of generous spirit, of generous, inclusive heart. And of striking intellect, the most pleasant of conversationalists.
My goodness she leaves sweet memories.

D.J. Ram'Seur

July 30, 2018

I never knew this woman, but I know her great grandson. He's a really good friend and I know he loved her very much. I know what it's like to lose someone close to you, as I did my mother, but I can't say that I know how you feel. Everybody experiences everything differently, so I don't know how to console someone. Just know that my prayers go to your family. God bless you.

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