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Linda Ray Edwards

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Linda Ray Edwards, 77, of Wilson, peacefully entered Heaven Sunday morning, June 10, 2018, surrounded by her family.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 at Stoneybrook Christian Church. A time of visitation will follow the service.

Linda was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her son, Charles E. Barnes, and wife, Vickie, of Camden; daughter, Sara B. Crocker, and husband, Jerry, of Wilson; grandsons, Glenn Crocker, and wife, Jessica and William Crocker, and wife, Sasha; granddaughters, Natalie Crocker, and fiancé, Matthew Westbrook, Erin Palmer, and husband, Brandon and Erica Barnes; great-grandchildren, Colin Crocker, Carter Crocker, Brennen Crocker, Eli Crocker, Kate Crocker and Aria Crocker; her best friend and special pet; Belle Edwards; her sisters, Peggy Edwards and Gail Wallace; and brother, Bill Edwards, and wife, Carol.

She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Ray Marion and Sarah Jeanette Edwards; and sister, Nira Wright.

Linda loved the Lord. She made it her purpose in life to make sure she shared the love of Jesus to everyone around her. She often said that one of her greatest accomplishments in life was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved them unconditionally and dedicated her life to teaching them to love Jesus and live like He did. Linda worked as a registered nurse for the Wilson County Home Health and Hospice agency for many years. She used her love and compassion for people and took great pride in caring for them daily. She touched many lives through her work as a nurse. Her nursing legacy will live on through her daughter and granddaughter, who continue to serve in the nursing profession.

Flowers are welcome and may be delivered to Stoneybrook Christian Church. Donations may be made in her memory to Samaritan’s Purse or The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.