Grace Sauls Edwards, age 74, passed away early Monday morning at Wayne UNC Health Care. Born in Wayne County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Chellie Evans Sauls and wife of the late Donald Ray “Pete” Edwards. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Walter Brantley Sauls and his wife, Peggy Ann; Marvin Sauls and his wife, Laura; and John Wesley Sauls; her sisters, Dorothy Byrd and her husband, Frank and brother in law, June Howell.
Grace was a member of the Goldsboro Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church and was formerly employed with the R.G. Barry Corporation and Wayne Memorial Hospital.
A service to celebrate Grace’s life will be held Sunday at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home with Pastor Elbert Hollowell officiating. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park. The family will greet friends Sunday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at her home.
Mrs. Edwards is survived by her sons, Delbert Edwards and his wife, Karrie; and Keith Edwards; her sister Winnie Howell and brother, Floyd Sauls and wife, Susan; her grandchildren, Brittany Rodriguez, Leia Edwards, Trevor Edwards, Brooke Jackson and Hunter Whitfield; her great grandchildren, Braelynn Rodriguez, Teghan Edwards and Bailee Mae Brown; a special nephew and niece, Dylan and Alyssa Byrd; along with numerous other nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the Goldsboro Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 2812 Mclain St. Goldsboro, NC 27534
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Edwards family and online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com
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