Marjorie W. Edwards

May 29, 1922April 3, 2012

Marjorie Willey Edwards, 89, of Raleigh, NC passed away peacefully in her home on April 2, 2012.

She was born May 29, 1922 in Enfield, NC. The eldest of three children, born to Ralph G. Willey Sr. and Ruth Neville Willey. She was preceded in death by Sister Sarah W. Harrison and is survived by her brother Ralph G. Willey, Jr. who continues to live on the family farm in Enfield. Marjorie graduated Valedictorian from Enfield High School, and then attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, commonly known as “Women’s College”. In 1942 she married her high school sweet heart, Joseph F. Edwards Jr. Supporting the war effort they moved to Baltimore, Maryland to work at Glen L. Martin Co. manufacturing WWII aircraft. Upon returning to North Carolina, Marjorie continued her career working with Congress, the North Carolina State Legislature, Aeroglide Corporation, and finally the Department of Adult and Community College Education at NCSU until her retirement in 1989.

Marjorie will always be remembered as the epitomy of southern grace and for her loving devotion to her beloved husband of 68 years who preceded her in death on December 1, 2010 and three children. Marjorie is survived by her son Joseph F. Edwards, III and wife Allison of Raleigh, daughter Sarah Jane Edwards of Raleigh, daughter Marjorie Lynch of Woodstock, GA. and, two granddaughters Brittany Lynch and Courtney Lynch also of Woodstock.

The family wishes to give special thanks to Josephine Bryan, Florencia Gonzalez, Dorothy LeMay, Christi Ocke, Melodie Winn, and Linda Bonner. They will always be appreciated with undying gratitude and affection for the years of care and compassion they provided our “Ms. Margie”.

Services will be held Thursday, April 5th at Brown Wynne Funeral Home, 300 St. Mary’s Street in Raleigh at 3:00pm. Visitation with family will follow immediately afterwards in the parlor.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090, to the American Diabetes Association or to a charity of your choice.

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  • Memorial Service Thursday, April 5, 2012
  • Receiving of Friends Thursday, April 5, 2012

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Melodie winn

April 5, 2012

Sarah and family,Mrs.Edwards will be missed hers smile i will remember the most.Rest in peace Mrs Edwards.

April 5, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. We remember the good times we had dining at the Elks Lodge with Margorie and Joe. Marjorie can now join Joe and enjoy eternity together. May God's Peace be with you..

Ann and Ernie Bier

Ed & Beth Potter

April 4, 2012

Sarah and family, you were so blessed to have such a wonderful Mother in your life. May her memory give you peace.

Your are all in my prayers,


April 4, 2012

Joe, Sarah and Marjorie,
May each of you find the peace and comfort that you need during this time. I have very special memories of early life on the farm that includes the Edwards Family. May your memories sustain and comfort you. Thinking of you. Gail Tisdale Parrish, daughter of Robert Lee Tisdale

The Family of Natalie Webb

April 4, 2012

Ralph and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. May your memories be many and cherished for a lifetime in your heart.


April 4, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sarah and your family. Your mother was a true southern lady who so loved her family. She will forever watch over you.
Lots of Love, Barbara, Jeff, Jessica & Jeffery