Laura Shultz Edwards

June 29, 1954November 18, 2021

Laura Shultz Edwards passed away unexpectedly on November 18,2021 at her home in Raleigh, NC at the age of 67. Born in Freeport, IL on June 29, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Roberta Shultz and wife of the late Horace Gales Edwards, Jr. until his passing in 2008.

Laura was active in church communities, the Red Hat Society, and volunteered with Meals on Wheels. She was an avid reader and dog lover. She also enjoyed the occasional music-filled road trip to visit Midwestern relatives.

She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Shelley Shultz of Savage, MN; stepdaughter Sibyl Hendley and husband Mark of Woodruff, SC and family; niece Courtney Juvland and nephew Mark Shultz (Angie) and their families. She is preceded in death by her sisters Cecilia, Mary, and Linda.

Laura will be laid to rest next to her late husband. Memorials in her memory may be made to The Shepherd’s Church in Cary, or to the SPCA of Wake County.

The family will be arranging a Memorial Gathering later in 2022.

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Donna Willis

December 2, 2021

Laura and Horace - - sweet friends! My sympathies to the family.

Emily Elliott

December 1, 2021

What a joy it was to know and love Laura and Horace. My husband, George and I were close to them when we lived in Apex. Laura was always so sweet and hospitable and was a great encouragement to us as we ministered with the Lord here in Lumberton area of North Carolina. My prayers are with her loved ones.

Patricia Waggoner

November 20, 2021

Lots of memories of Laura here in NC. She was a joy to know and share time with. Laura will be missed. God Bless all those who loved her. Pat Waggoner

Pam Trudeau

November 19, 2021

I think that Laura's face shows up in every happy childhood memory I have. So grateful for the new memories we had a chance to make in the last several years, too. But there are not nearly enough of those to cherish. Love ya, "cuz."