Sunday, February 2, 2014

Gladys Edwards

Gladys Melton Ingram Edwards, born on April 20, 1920 went home peacefully on February 10, 2013 at the Brandon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be held at the Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home on High Street in Jackson on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be from 9:30am to 11:00am at the funeral home with Rev. Buddy Smith and Rev. Stewart Moody officiating. 

Gladys was born in Choctaw County, MS and was raised in Ackerman, MS. She worked for the Mississippi State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation for many years, retiring in 1982. She lived in the MS Delta for 20 years in Leland and Greenville and moved to Jackson in 1961. She was an active leader in the Southern Baptist Women's Missionary Union and for over fifty years taught adult Sunday School at Calvary Baptist Church in Greenville and Daniel Memorial Baptist Church in Jackson. During her 92 years she ministered to and touched the lives of many people.

She was preceded in death by her parents James Thomas Melton and Sylvester Blanche Murphy, ten brothers and sisters, her first husband Fred Houston Ingram, and her second husband James P. Edwards. She is survived by her brother Thomas Melton of Heber Springs, AR; her son Dr. Fred Houston Ingram (Maridel) of Jackson, MS; her daughter Sylvia Ingram Thornton (Doug) of Brandon, MS; granddaughters Julie Moody (Stewart) of Statesboro, GA and Jodie Allen (Jeremy) of Brandon, MS; grandsons John Ingram of Jackson, MS, Kyle Thornton (Timberly) of Charlotte, NC, Kelly Thornton (Brittany) of Little Rock, AR; and four great grandchildren.

Burial will be 3:30pm at the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Greenville, MS. Memorials may be made to the Annie Armstong Easter offering at Daniel Memorial Baptist Church, 3784 Terry Road, Jackson, MS 39212.

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