Jennie Elizabeth Wright Edwards was born February 12, 1929 in Asheville, NC, and departed this life peacefully on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at her home. She was a resident of Asheville all her ninety years. She was the daughter of the late Ernest T. Wright and Annie Thomas Wight.
Jennie was a lifelong member of St. John A. Baptist Church, Kenilworth Area of Asheville. She had the honor and privilege of serving as a Deaconess until health challenges prevented her to serve.
She was a proud graduate of Stephens-Lee High School, Class of 1948.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Oliver Edwards and Linwood L. Edwards, Jr.; sisters, Emma Williams, Nancy Wright, Henrietta Gaston, and Ada Witt; brother, Ernest Wright, Jr.
Surviving are her husband of 69.5 years, Linwood L. Edwards of Asheville, NC; son, Ronald L. Edwards (Annette) of Los Angeles, CA; daughter, Diane Edwards Williams (Mark) of Los Angeles, CA; five grandchildren, Linwood Oliver (LaKisha), Elizabeth Williams, Christina Edwards, and Mark Williams, Jr., and Adeja Allen; four great grandchildren, Tyshaun, Alisa, Simone and Jaylen; niece, Anna Catherine Woods (Ronald) of Las Vegas, NV; nephews, James Edgar Williams of Asheville, NC and Gregory Williams (Doris) of Fletcher, NC; several great nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends whom she loved dearly.
Services will be held Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 11:00 am at the Chapel of Ray Funeral & Cremation Service, Asheville. A public viewing/visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to the service. Rev. Ronnie A. Sullivan will officiate. Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery.
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