Jo-Katherine Alyssa Edwards

September 3, 2021 - September 3, 2021

09/03/2021 - 09/03/2021

Past Services

Wednesday September 08, 2021
3:00 pm
Buckhorn Baptist Church Cemetery
Como, NC 27818

COMO, NC – Jo-Katherine Alyssa Edwards was born a sleeping angel on Friday, September 3, 2021. No words can describe how much she already meant to her family. God chose her to come to heaven much sooner than most to be one of his precious angels. Jo-Katherine was already known to her six-year-old sister, Paisley, as “Jo Jo” and Paisley wanted her to know how much she loved her. Jo-Katherine and her family had already developed a very special bond. The family is very saddened by her leaving so soon but will cherish the time they had with her forever.

Left to cherish Jo-Katherine’s memory is her parents, Patrick Henry Edwards and Melissajoy Hackney Edwards; her sister, Paisley Edwards; brother, Sawyer Edwards; maternal grandparents; John and Joy Hackney, paternal grandmother, Theresa Burgess, paternal grandfather, Lawrence Edwards and his wife Denise; maternal great grandfather, James Todd, paternal great grandmother, Marian Gurganus; four aunts; Sara Criss and husband Billy, Christy Dail and husband Jeff, Anita Crump and husband Tony, and Melissa Ferguson and husband Don. Along with Jo-Katherine’s honorary grandparents, Dean and Tim Byrum, with a very special “BUBBA”, Andy Byrum, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many extended family and friends. Jo-Katherine was preceded in death by an aunt, Jessica Hackney and her name’s sake and great aunt, Katherine “Kathy” Smith.

The Edwards family deeply appreciates the love and support shown to them during this difficult time!

A graveside funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 3:00 pm at the Buckhorn Baptist Church Cemetery, Como, NC, with Rev. Bob Deacon officiating.

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Edwards family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Pam Carr
2 years ago

Patrick, Melissa, Pai-Pai, and Sawyer. We are so sorry for your loss. God chose Jo-Katherine to be in Heaven with him. Praying each of you for comfort and understanding the come from Faith in our Heavenly Father. We love you al.
Pam and Miles

Lawrence and Denise Edwards
2 years ago

Jo-Katherine our little angel we were so excited about meeting you but God had other plans for you. Please look after your mom and dad, Paisley and Sawyer.
Daddy and Denise love you all very much. Many prayers and our most sincere condolences for the loss of your precious little girl.

Ron Ferland
2 years ago

We are heartbroken to learn of the tragedy you’re having to bear and send our love and prayers to help you in this difficult time.
Ron ( Denise’s brother) & Maryann Ferland

Tim and Sandra Newsome
2 years ago

Dear Melissa and family, we all are so sorry for your loss. My our Lord give you all comfort in knowing that your little girl is in the arms of Jesus. Much love.

Joyce & Charlie
2 years ago

So so sorry for your loss, prayers for you all !

Louise Werkheiser
2 years ago

Melissa and family, my heart goes out to all of you. We don’t know why God only leaves us such a short time with our children sonetimes. But I know Jo Katherine has a special job in heaven with God. She will always be with you all in spirit. May God give you peace and comfort. Just know I’m thinking of you all during your time of grief and missing your special daughter. No words can fill the empty heartache. Just know you have tons of prople praying for you and your family.❤

Theresa Burgess
2 years ago

Patrick, Melissa, Paisley and Sawyer I Love You All Bunches. I am sorry for your loss and mine. Jo-Jo was an angel sent to be with all for awhile and Love each one. My Prayers and thoughts are with you. Love You All!

2 years ago

Until you’re reunited with your beautiful angel, may God give you strength & comfort. You all are loved dearly by so many. Bless you all….