Ann Gray Edwards 

Published 12:17 am Sunday, August 1, 2021

Ann Gray Edwards, 88, of Smithfield, passed away Friday, July 30, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mills and Irma Gray, when she was a young child, then she was raised by William and Minnie Gray. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Edwards Jr.; a sister; and two half-sisters.

Mrs. Edwards was a past deputy commissioner of revenue and general registrar of Isle of Wight County and was also the treasurer of the town of Smithfield. She was a past member of the Smithfield Ruritan Club and a devoted member of Tucker Swamp Baptist Church.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Stephanie E. Phillips, of Poquoson; grandchildren, Capt. Travis Worrell (Brittany), of Las Vegas, Nevada; Ashley Bentley (Kyle), of Leesburg; Ericka Phillips and Gunnar Phillips, both of Poquoson; two great-grandsons, Donald Bentley and Easton Worrell; along with her faithful companion, Rudolph.

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A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in the Tucker Swamp Baptist Church with Pastor Curt Faison officiating. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Tucker Swamp Baptist Church, 37527 Seacock Chapel Road, Zuni, VA 23898. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Suffolk Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at