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 www.garrettsykesfs.com