Edna Paul Cordon

June 14, 1928 - January 23, 2023
Edna Paul Cordon

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Edna Paul Cordon, age 94, a resident of Washington, NC passed away on Monday, January 23, 2023, at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

A celebration of life will be held at 12:00pm on Saturday January 28, 2023, at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service. Interment will take place at Pamlico Memorial Gardens following the service. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the funeral home from 11:00 until the service hour.

Edna Paul Cordon was born on June 14, 1928 to Clarence Wiley Paul and Mary Hilda Bailey Paul and grew up in the Ransomville community in Beaufort County. She graduated from Bath High School in 1945.

She was married to William Muriel Cordon on August 11, 1948 at St. Clair’s Church of Christ. She assisted her husband in his pastorate of Pentecostal Holiness churches, including Wades Point, Belhaven, Swan Quarter, and Pinetown. She served as a Sunday School teacher for over forty years and as the president of the Women’s Auxiliary. She made many friends throughout Eastern North Carolina and, along with her husband, was especially known for her hospitality to numerous evangelists who stayed in their home. Edna was a homemaker and served as bookkeeper of her husband’s business until his retirement in 2003. She was a loving wife to her husband for over 64 years and a devoted mother to their three children. She was especially adored as “Granna” to her nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was also loved by
numerous nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her daughter, Melanie Cordon Younce and husband Jimmy of Belhaven; two sons, Rondol Cordon and wife Phyllis of Washington, and Raymond Cordon and wife Debbie of Atlanta. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Annie Lyle P. Liverman and Lillian P. Jefferson and four brothers, Earl Paul, Allen Paul,
Stanley Paul, and John Paul.

In lieu of flowers a memorial gift may be made in Edna Cordon’s name to
the Falcon Children’s Home, PO Box 39, Falcon, North Carolina 28342.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to be assisting the Cordon family.


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Saturday, January 28, 2023
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  • February 03, 2023
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  • February 03, 2023
    Mildred Bowman says:
    Mrs Edna was a kind and sweet lady that loved her family , friends and her church. She is with her Heavenly Father now. God bless the family during this time.

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  • January 27, 2023
    Ken Hawkins says:
    Edna embodied all the attributes of a true Christian Woman. She loved the Lord and it was evident in her life with others. I never remember seeing her without a smile on her face and a kind word. She was my Sunday School Teacher in early childhood and a constant supporter of Willie Muriel’s preaching duties. They were quite a team. I am a better person because of her. Melanie, Rondol, and Raymond I am sorry for your loss but we can rejoice that she is spending an eternity with Jesus and Willie Muriel was there to greet her.

  • January 26, 2023
    Janet Elks says:
    I met Ms. Edna at Rivertrace while my mother was there. I truly admired her for her strong Christian testimony. She was such a sweet lady that I enjoyed talking with and praying with. I know that today she’s rejoicing in heaven!

  • January 26, 2023
    Nikki Selby says:
    Mrs. Melanie and family...words cannot express how very sorry I am for your loss...but I also know the life this woman lived and the love she had for Jesus..I still have my books that she wrote and gave to me...she was a true and devout Christian and she is now not only enjoying Jesus but also enjoying her reunion with Mr.Willie Merle...my prayers are for you all during this time of sorrow and void in your life... sending lots of hugs and prayers and God bless you each and everyone ❤️🙏🙏❤️

  • January 26, 2023
    Joyce Cutler says:
    Melanie, Thinking of you and all your family and sending prayers and love. Joyce and Lewis Cutler

  • January 25, 2023
    Elaine Briley says:
    Prayers extended to all the family. Such a faithful and beautiful woman of God has received her heavenly rewards.