Beulah Edwards

Beulah Gaines Edwards, 86, of California, Md., died Friday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Hospice House of St. Marys in Callaway, Md. She was born Feb. 11, 1927 in South Pittsburg, Tenn., to the late Washington Gaines and Laura Lovey Johnson. On June 6, 1946, Beulah married her late husband, George W. Edwards. They were married 16 years before his death in 1962. She was a practical nurse for Moccasin Bend Mental Hospital until her retirement. She was a longtime member of Second M.B. Church and served in various capacities. Beulah loved to travel across the United States. She particularly enjoyed attending class reunions and family reunions. Her hobbies included fishing, gardening, trying new recipes, crafting of all kinds, especially crocheting and quilt and blanket making. She was a people person; volunteering as a senior citizen companion for many years. She also enjoyed attending activities for senior citizens, playing cards and board games. Beulah is survived by her children, Laura D. Ward (Lavanders) of LaVergne, Tenn., and Chryll E. Edwards, of California, Md.; her brothers, Carl Gaines, of Baton Rogue, La., and Laster Gaines, of Chattanooga; her sister, Beatrice Franklin of Bronyx, N.Y., and her grandson, Charles Thomas Cooke. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her son, George Edwards Jr.; and her siblings, Ruby Searcie, Josephine McCrorey, Mille Williams, R.Z. Gaines, Williard Maxwell and Randolph Gaines. A Memorial Service will be held at noon Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Second Missionary Baptist Church, 2305 E. Third St., Chattanooga, TN 37404. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Second Missionary Baptist Churchs Mission Benevolent Fund, 2305 E. Third St., Chattanooga. Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.

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