Mary Ann B. Edwards

Published 1:31 pm Thursday, January 27, 2022

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BOYKINS – Mary Ann Brett Edwards, 82, widower of Richard Spier Edwards Jr., passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 26, 2022 at her home in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. Born in Louisburg, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Henry Perkins Brett and Claudine Bradshaw Babb. She was also predeceased by a sister, Claudia Gaigos and a brother, Rodney Brett.

Mary Ann B. Edwards

Mary Ann was a bank teller at BB&T and attended Boykins Baptist Church most of her life. She also attended Meherrin Baptist Church in Murfreesboro most recently. She was a member of the Boykins Lions Club and the Tarrara Woman’s Club and served on the State Lions Club Board. In her earlier years she taught kindergarten at the Methodist Church in Boykins. Mary Ann loved bridge, playing golf and hanging out with her great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Susan Edwards White (Gilbert Tinkham); a son, Richard Spier Edwards III (Angie); a sister, Sue Kent Brown (Steve); four grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth White Bryant, Keaton Jordan White, Ashlyn Shea Edwards and Brett Vaughan Edwards; three great-grandchildren, Brayden Miles White, Ivey Elizabeth Bryant and Kamden Jordan White; her brother-in-law, Rod Edwards; two nieces, Wendy and Rhonda and two nephews, Carter and Mason.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2 in Boykins Baptist Church with the Rev. John Porter and the Rev. Brooks Gale officiating. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Boykins Baptist Church or Meherrin Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.