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Gela Edwards

d. October 5, 2022

Mrs. Gela Edwards, age 81, of Murray, Kentucky, went to her Heavenly home on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at her home. She was born on May 5, 1941, to the late Loyd and Reba (Rose) Wilson, in Calloway, County, Kentucky. She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior on Mother's Day 1950 and was baptized by her father on Father's Day 1950.

Mrs. Edwards attended Murray Training School until her marriage, and then attended Kirksey High School, graduating with the class of 1958. Immediately after graduation, she went to work at the Peoples Bank. In 2003, she retired from Murray State University after 35 years of services. She was a member of the Kirksey Baptist Church since 1959, serving as the pianist/organist since 1964.

Preceding her death, besides her parents are: one daughter, Karen Edwards Belcher; one sister, Aline Wilson McClure; one brother, H.W. "Stub" Wilson; brother-in-law, Grayson McClure; sister-in-law, Evelyn Chilcutt Wilson, sister-in-law Saundra Edwards; nephew, Bill David Wilson; cousins, James Vaughn Edwards and wife Jean and Bro. David Brasher. Several Aunts, Uncles and family.

Surviving are husband, William T. Edwards, whom she married June 30, 1957, in Booneville, Mississippi. One son, Keith Wilson Edwards, Murray, Kentucky; son-in-law, Brad Belcher, Murray, Kentucky; three grandchildren, Derrik Edwards (Shawna) Huntsville, Alabama, Krista Edwards Davis (Justin) Nashville, Tennessee, Jordan Belcher, Murray, Kentucky; four great grandchildren, Makena Edwards and Sophia Edwards, Huntsville, Alabama, Yasminka Dedic and Joe'l Rucker, Nashville, Tennessee; brothers-in-law, Glen Edwards and Dan Edwards, Murray Kentucky; Several nieces, nephews and family.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 10, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Bro. Van Russell, Bro Shawn Hanes and John Dale will officiate. Burial will follow in the Kirksey Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services on Monday, October 10, 2022.

Expression of sympathy may be made to the Kirksey Baptist Church Cemetery, 3553 Kirksey Road, Murray, Kentucky 42071 or to St Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis. Tennessee 38101.

Online condolences may be made at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com
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Monday, October 10, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S 3rd St, Murray, KY 42071

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Monday, October 10, 2022

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201 S 3rd St, Murray, KY 42071

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