Mary C. Glymph Edwards, 87, of Benton was born in Grapevine on July 29, 1925, to the late Anderson C. and Emma Mays Glymph
In her early years she moved to Berkley, Calif., where she met and married Johnny Edwards.Â They later moved to Detroit, Mich., where she was employed with Ford Motor Co. for over 30 years. Upon her retirement she moved to Oakland, Calif., and then to Benton where she united with Johnson Street Church of Christ.Â
She remained an active member until her health started to fail.Â She was admitted to Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House, where she passed away on Feb. 3, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Anderson C. and Emma Glymph; her late husband, Johnny Edwards; her daughter, Willie Mae Malvo; six brothers, Leon, Ulicious Sr., Johnny, Anderson, Selton and Edward; one sister, Bernice Thomas; and one grandson.
She leaves to cherish her memory; two sisters, Gertrude Tollier and Lucille Issiah of Oakland, Calif.; two granddaughters, Lisa and Miisha Malvo of Oakland; two great-granddaughters; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the church.Â
Visitation is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Johnson Street Church of Christ.
Arrangements are by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton (501-315-4047).
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard
Family comments: The family of the late Mary C. Edwards would like to give a very special thanks to her great niece, Linda Anderson, for her special care, Johnson Street Church of Christ family, Saline Memorial Hospice, the Roller-Ballard Funeral Home and staff, and to all others for their prayers, concerns and expressions of kindness.Â We love you all.