Frances P. Edwards

Published 5:44 pm Thursday, January 4, 2018

BOYKINS — Frances Eleanor Premaza Edwards of Boykins, 66, passed away suddenly on Jan. 4, 2018.
She was a daughter of the late Joseph Premaza and Miriam Premaza, and was also predeceased by a sister, Joyce Premaza.
Fran was a 1969 graduate of Southampton High School and following her graduation from James Madison University, she returned to Southampton County where she taught math for 40 years.
Along with being a member of Boykins United Methodist Women, Fran started her active volunteer life as a 15-year member of the Boykins Junior Woman’s Club, followed by being a member of the GFWC Tarrara Woman’s Club for over 25 years, holding several club officer and chairmanship positions, including being the current GFWC Southside District Parliamentarian and GFWC Virginia State President.
She was also a member of Virginia HOBY and charter member of Boykins Ladies Auxiliary.
After her family and friends, Fran’s greatest joys were reading, good wine and everything NASCAR!
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Glenn W. Edwards; sons, Christopher Daryl Cox (Ellen), Brian J. Cox and Daniel C. Cox; her daughter, Virginia G. Barner; sister, Dorothy Hickman (Wilton); a nephew, D. Craig Hickman; and two grand-nephews, Douglas C. Hickman, Jr. and Andrew J. Hickman.
Friends may call on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Wright Funeral Home, 32247 S. Main St., Boykins.
The memorial service will be on Monday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. in Boykins United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, local food pantry, or the Boykins FD & RS Squad.