AULANDER, NC – Eula Mae Arnette Edwards, age 78, of Millennium Township, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Edwards was born on December 13, 1942 to Otha and Jesse Watts Arnette in Tabor City, NC. Eula was the baby of eleven children. She was a southern lady that cherished her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She loved her God and church. Eula worked as a accountant for several places over the years, York County School Board, Federal Government, and the Comptroller Office, The Golden Knights 82nd Airborne Sky Diving Team. Eula also enjoyed crafting, but above all, she loved time spent with her family.
Along with her parents, Eula was preceded in death by nine of her siblings, Joseph Robert Arnette, Otha Arnette, Jr., Alton Arnette, Roy Ishmael Arnette, Lucille Arnette, Geraldine Arnette, Franklin D. Arnette, Vincent Ford Arnette, and Deloris C. Arnette.
Eula is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Ira “Bill” Edwards, son, Robert “Danny” Edwards and wife Sherri Edwards of Williamsburg, VA; daughter, Sherry Riffe and Wayne Riffe of York County, VA; two granddaughters, Kristen Edwards, and Kaitlin Edwards; two grandsons, Justin Edwards, and Wayne Allen Riffe II, and wife Erika Riffe; four great grandchildren; a sister, Gracie Watts and husband Carroll of Tabor City, NC; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
The family will receive friends on Friday, April 2, 2021, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Inman Ward Funeral Home, 300 E 5th St, Tabor City, NC 28463.
A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 11:00 am at the Myrtle Green Cemetery, 100 Canal St, Tabor City, NC 28463 with Pastor Garrett Gasque of New Life Baptist Church officiating and Inman Ward Funeral Home assisting with services in Tabor City, NC.
The Edwards family extends a special heartfelt thank you to the Community Home Care and Hospice staff for the outstanding and devoted care for Eula.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is assisting with the arrangements for the Edwards family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
Heavens gain is our loss more like a sister than a sister -in-law
she had a of lifting you up when she talked to you. I regret, due tome living in Nebraska, that we could’nt spent more time together
She is such a great treasure whose box won’t be opened on this earth again, but I’m sure heaven is rejoicing in her delightful spirit
I’ll miss her as will hundreds of others who. We’re fortunate enough to have her grace their lives. To the family left behind, may your tears be replaced by loving memories.
Praying for your family . I know Frank thought you was a great Sister. Glad I had the pleasure of meeting you on this side . I’ll meet you on the Golden Shore not many days from now. Precious woman of God..
What a beautiful soul she was. Always had a smile on her face and I know she will be missed by many friends and family. May the Good Lord give peace and comfort and strength in the hours, days and ahead.
I also met Miss Eula working at Walmart Pharmacy and she was one of my favorite patients to serve. Always a kind smile and gentle voice to make the day go by smoother. She will be missed. My sincere condolences go to her husband and the rest of family.
She was such a sweet lady. Always had a kind word. I met them when I worked at Walmart pharmacy. My heart goes out to her family.