Mary Louise Doyle Edwards

Published 4:04 pm Monday, September 10, 2018

Mary Louise Doyle Edwards, 94, of Smithfield, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018.  She was born May 25, 1924, to the late George Fletcher and Louise Pitt Doyle.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Edwards, daughter, Lisa L. Edwards brother, John Wesley Doyle and wife, Lucille.

Mammy, as she was known by her family, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Her family was her pride and joy, and she had a first Sunday dinner as long as her health would let her.  She was a wonderful cook and made the best fried chicken and chocolate and coconut cake. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and the ladies Bible class. 

Left to cherish her memory is her son, George Wesley Edwards (Jeanette) and daughter, Alice E. Upton (Greg Sr.); her grandchildren, Ben Edwards (Jill), LeAnn Wait (John), Dana Edwards (Anna Boyer), Greg Upton Jr. (Lora) and Phillip Upton (Evie); great-grandchildren, Jordan, Wesley, Drew and Kirbie Edwards, Justin, Jacob, Anna and Sarah Wait, Darren, Miranda, Olivia, Lorraine, Reese, Abby and Ian Upton, and Cade White.  

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A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Bethany Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at Little’s Funeral Home, Smithfield. The family would like to express their appreciation to all the nurses and staff at Consulate Health Care for their kindness and love shown Mary over the last four years.

To quote Ronald Reagan, “Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.”

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