Grace Ann Sykes Edwards

Published 2:33 pm Saturday, October 15, 2016

WELDON, N.C. — Grace Ann Sykes Edwards, 94, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Matthew Sykes and Rosa Bailey Sykes; her husband, Milton Jones Edwards; siblings, Roy James Sykes and wife, Lorine; Bessie S. Dowdle and husband, David; Mary S. Laughhorn and husband, Earlie; and Gilbert A. Sykes and wife, Dorothy, all of Virginia.
Mrs. Edwards is survived by five children, Joyce A. Edwards of Weldon, North Carolina; James Milton “Jim” Edwards and wife, Betty, of Franklin, Virginia; Joan E. Richardson and husband, Ray, of Elm City, North Carolina; Jean E. Hux and husband, Phil, and Jane E. Holt and husband, Bobby, all of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina; seven grandchildren, Kevin Richardson, Amy R. Inscoe of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; Heather Etheridge (Jason), Leah Pepper (Brock), Jacob Hux (Jamie), all of Roanoke Rapids; R. Clay Holt of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Matthew Hux (Nicole) of Virginia Beach; 12 great-grandchildren, Madilyn Godwin, Ainsley and Kamdyn Inscoe, Peyton, Avery and Lily Kate Pepper, Allie, Jackson, Cole and Emma Etheridge and Layne and Harrison Hux; one sister, Jessie S. Brown of Jarratt, Virginia; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
The funeral, led by the Rev. Dalton Hall, the Rev. Rick Gaskins and Pastor Dathan Hall, was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, in First Baptist Church of Roanoke Rapids Interment followed at 4 p.m. in High Hills Cemetery, Jarratt, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church, 515 Becker Drive, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 or to High Hills Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 296, Jarratt, VA 23867.
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