Mary Alice (Roane) Edwards

August 16, 1940 ~ September 1, 2018 (age 78)

Mary Alice Edwards, daughter of the late Lorraine and George Roane, was born on August 16, 1940, in Richmond, Virginia.  She departed this life on Saturday, September 1, 2018, in the comfort of her home surrounded by loved ones.

She received her education in the public schools of Richmond, Virginia.  She later became employed by Building Service Industrial for ten years. After retiring, Mary took on the role of caregiver for her mother and two sisters, whom she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edwards, Sr.; her son, James Edwards, Jr.; her parents, Lorraine and George Roane, Sr; one sister, Estelle Roane, and  two brothers, George Roane, Jr. and William Roane, Sr.

She leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter, Alice Edwards; four sons, Charles Roane, William, Purnell, and Albert Edwards; four sisters, Dorothy Banks, Irlene, Betty, and Lorraine J. Roane; 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral Service will be 11 am, Monday, September 10th at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19802, where viewing will be from 9-10:45 am only.  Interment will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.]



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