Melba T. Edwards

October 16, 1947 - June 21, 2019
Melba T. Edwards

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Melba Tuten Edwards
Melba passed away at her home in Bath, NC on June 21, 2019. She was born in Beaufort County on October 16, 1947 to the late Allie Boyd Tuten and Rayfield Tuten. She graduated from Bath High School in 1965. She was previously employed by Pungo District Hospital of Belhaven and Charcoal Service Corporation of Bath.
Survivors include her husband, James R Edwards of Bath, daughter, Robin McGowan Jackson of Bath, and son Scott Anthony McGowan and wife Elizabeth of Fayetteville, NC. Her grandchildren include Tori, Joshua, and Caleb Jackson of Bath. Mollie McGowan White and husband Jesse White of Wake Forest, NC and Jameson Edwards of Winterville, NC.
She is also survived by sisters, Linda T Sullivan and husband George of Washington, NC and Joanne Tuten Childs of Greenville, NC. Sister-in-law, Becky Tuten of Bath and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Ray T Tuten, brother-in-law, Vernon Gerald Childs, Jr. and niece, Pam S Stokes.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bath High School Preservation, PO Box 149, Bath, NC 27808, or a charity of your choice.
Visitation will be held at Bath Christian Church Sanctuary, 107 South Harding Street, Bath, NC on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. Commitment service immediately following visitation at the Columbarium.
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Joseph B. Paul, Jr Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is the Edwards family.

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Bath Christian Church - Directions
107 South Harding Street, Bath, NC 27808
  • Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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  • June 28, 2019
    Gary Zacchio says:
    We just heard the sad news. Wish we were there in your time of sorrow, Uncle Jimmy. Sending love and sympathy. Gary and Wendy Zacchio

  • June 27, 2019
    Sybil Leary Leary says:
    To Linda and family, we share your sorrow in the lose of your sister Melba.

  • June 26, 2019
    Carolyn Boyd says:
    To family, So sorry to hear this sad news. She was such a sweetheart. I enjoyed working with her at the Pungo District Hospital years ago. Great personality and I will surely miss her. Carolyn Boyd

  • June 26, 2019
    Arlene Boyd Everett Morin says:
    So very sorry to hear about Melba. As a former classmate and friend all during '"High'School". So many great memories. I know you will be missed, Always had a smile, My prayers goes out to the family and friends, You are in my thought as I remember her as a good friend, God Bless

  • June 26, 2019
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  • June 25, 2019
    Sharon Morris says:
    Robin and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Blessings for peace and strength.

  • June 25, 2019
    Gail and Pat Kenefick says:
    Melba Rest In Peace. Your memory will last forever within the hearts of many friends and family. Our love and peace to Jimmy, family and friends.

  • June 24, 2019
    Kenny & Karen Heffley says:
    Jimmy, We are so sorry to hear about Melba. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

  • June 23, 2019
    john and donna cherry says:
    omg so sorry jim. words have little meaning at this time but know we both are so sorry for your loss. if we can help know we are here. prayers

  • June 23, 2019
    Kathy Dupree says:
    Thoughts and prayers for the family. May the memories left behind help each day get a little easier.

  • June 22, 2019
    Sandi Evans says:
    Jimmy and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • June 22, 2019
    Mildred Bowman says:
    So sorry to hear of your loss, prayers are with the family May God bless all of you

  • June 22, 2019
    Dorcas & Jimmy Oakley says:
    Jim our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.