In Loving Memory of Our Mother
Bonnie R. Edwards
Sunrise – October 15, 1944
Sunset – Sunday, July 8, 2007
“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.”
Proverbs 31:10-29 KJV
Bonnie R. Edwards was born in Cochran, GA. Following the early demise of her mother she moved to Pompano Beach, FL and was reared and nurtured by her grandmother Mossie Jackson. She graduated from Blanch Ely High School and later married her High School Sweetheart, Lonnie “Tune” Edwards. She retired from the Broward County School Board where she had been employed as a Facilities Service Person for 34 years.
She was a faithful member of Immanuel Church of God In Christ, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Her memory shall forever be cherished by her beloved husband of 41 years, Lonnie Edwards, and three loving and devoted sons, Vincent T. Edwards (April) of Tallahassee, FL, Marc C. Edwards of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Lionel S. Edwards of Chicago, IL, Two brothers, Bobby Cross, Clyde Cross, Two sisters, Loretta James, Joyce Jones, a loving and Godly Grandmother, Mossie Jackson, Six Grandchildren, Marcoeven Edwards, D’Arte Edwards, Yemani Edwards, Kianna Edwards, Isaiah A. Edwards, Marc Edwards, Jr., Three Godchildren, Larry Adams, Jr., Keandrea Bonner, and a host of sorrowing aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and friends.
Words of Encouragement
“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 KJV
Mom you will forever be in our hearts and minds. We will always love you and cherish the precious memories. We will always be your boys
– “Bonnie Boys”
Lionel S. Edwards ~ Marc C. Edwards ~ Vincent T. Edwards