Michelle E. Edwards

Published 2:29 pm Wednesday, February 9, 2022

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BLACK CREEK – Michelle Boyd Elder Edwards, 61, passed away Feb. 9, 2022 in her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born on June 11, 1960 in Suffolk and raised in Franklin, she was the daughter of Joyce Flowers Rabil and the late Johnnie Boyd Elder.

Michelle E. Edwards

Michelle attended Windsor High School and worked in her family’s restaurant, Fred’s for many decades. She did take some time off to raise her three kids and get them in school. Being a housewife and mother was her greatest pride and joy in life.

She was known for her infectious smile, quick wit and great sense of humor. Michelle was a friend to all and never met a stranger. These qualities earned her the love, affection and friendship of so many.

Left to honor and cherish her memory are her husband of 35 years, Tony R. Edwards; two daughters, Madison Spivey (Eugene) and Courtney Edwards; a son, Christopher Edwards (Bekah); two granddaughters, Paislee Edwards and Alisa Baird; an unborn grandson, “Baby Boy Edwards”; four brothers, Joseph “Rennie” Elder (Jo), John Miller (Tammy), Johnnie Elder (Ilania) and Paul Elder (Crystal); three stepbrothers, Frank Rabil (Lynne), David Rabil (Patti) and Johnny Rabil (Bev); her dog Marley; and a host of other family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12 in Wright Funeral Home. The family will receive friends after the service at the Bronco Rod and Gun Club. Appetizers will be provided, BYOB. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.