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Mary Edwards

March 18, 1935 — April 30, 2022

Paducah, KY

Mary Louise “Sis” Edwards passed away at 11:40 p.m. Saturday April 30, 2022 at the Parkview Nursing & Rehab Center.   Mary Louise was a life-time member of Concord United Methodist Church and a graduate of Heath High School.  Mary Louise was a 37- year employee of Bell South Telephone where she served as operator and a supervisor.  Mary Louise was a member of the Eastern Star.  Mary Louise and her late husband Jesse Edwards, co-owned  the Paducah Professional Driving School.  Mary Louise was the oldest of 12 children and was truly loved by her family.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Tyler Parrish and Jessica Youngblood; four sisters,  Sandra (Dr. Charles) Boulton, LaCenter, KY, Geraldine Nall, Memphis, TN, Patricia Whalen, Paducah, KY and Millie (Ronnie) Ray, Paducah, KY; three brothers, Arvel (Judy) Thomasson, Chattanooga, TN, Harold (Sharon) Thomasson, Glaze Hill, VA and Ricky Thomasson, Paducah, KY; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Preceding in death was her husband, Jesse Edwards, one daughter, Marcia Edwards Harris; parents, Ollie James Thomasson and Mildred Geraldine Nelson Thomasson; one sister, Martha Lucille Wallis Franklin; three brothers, Edwin( Eddie) Thomasson,  William (Billy) Thomasson and Marion (Buddy) Thomasson; one infant brother, Clarence Joseph Thomasson.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Concord United Methodist Church with Rev.  Dean Emerson officiating.  Entombment will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.. Visitation will be held Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. until service time of 1:00 p.m. at the Concord  United Methodist Church.

Expression of sympathy may be made to the Concord United Methodist Church, 5178 Hinkleville Road, Paducah, KY 42001 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater KY Chapter, 6100 Dutchmans Lane Suite 401, Louisville, KY  40205.

Arrangements made by the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah

120 Memorial Dr, Paducah, KY 42001

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Memorial Service

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Mayfield Rd, Paducah


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