Ella Russell Cox Edwards
Pope, 80, beloved wife of Joseph Wesley Pope and the widow of Eugene P.
Edwards, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, January 16, 2020 at her
Mrs. Pope was born the daughter
of Thomas Russsell Cox and Elnora McAllister Cox on July 31, 1939 in Florence
County. She was a retired principal for Deep Creek Elementary Schools
and Pleasant Hill Elementary Schools. She was a Staff Development Coordinator
for the Georgetown County School District. She was a faithful member
of Center Baptist Church for over 60 years where she served in the WMU.
She was a member of the Folly Grove Community Center and helped start the
Folly Grove Christmas Parade. She enjoyed gardening and going to
the beach. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, cherished grandmother
and a loyal friend.
She leaves behind:
her husband; two children, Lynn Edwards Meekins(Randy) and Mary Edwards
Mintz(Walter “Buddy”); five grandchildren, Patrick Edwards(Gina), Tyler
Edwards(Amanda), Blake Meekins(Lauren); David Meekins(Linda) and Joshua
Mintz; and a daughter-in-law, Sheila Tyler Edwards.
She was predeceased by:
her parents; her husband, Eugene; and a son, Thomas “Tommy” Eugene Edwards.
A Home Going Celebration
will be 10AM, Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Center Baptist Church, 2602
Schoolhouse Dr., Hemingway. Interment will follow in the Pine Bluff
Cemetery directed by the Hemingway Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
The family will receive
family and friends 6-8PM, Friday evening, January 17, 2020 in the church
McKenzie Funeral Home is
honored to serve the family of Mrs. Ella Pope.