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Margaret Massey Edwards

May 20, 1922 - May 4, 2017

Margaret Massey Edwards, 94, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 04, 2017 at the Elizabeth House following a brief illness. A native of Lenoir, NC, she had resided in Henderson County the majority of her life. She was a daughter of the late Henry and Leana Alexander Massey and wife of the late Amos Edwards. She was also preceded in death by her children, Joyce Jackson, Brenda Livingston and Harley Latt Edwards; grandson, Michael Fletcher and 8 brothers and sisters.

Margaret retired form Standard Tye Tape after many years as a machine operator and was a member of Upward Baptist Church. She loved to complete wordsearch puzzles and read, especially her Bible. Canning and freezing fruits and vegetables brought great joy to her life. She loved her church and enjoyed helping with Vacation Bible School. Margaret was a great cook and was always willing to share her delicious dishes. She loved her family dearly and cherished every moment she spent with them.

She is survived by her daughters, Viola Gibbs and her husband Eddie, Edith Halford, Patsy Torcivia and her husband Louis and Gail Huntley and her husband Robert; 29 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Upward Baptist Church with the Reverends Paul Chandler, Dan Blackwell and Tracy Fletcher officiating. A visitation will be held from 5-7pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends and family at Patsy Torcivia’s home at 121 Jade Walker Dr. Hendersonville, NC.



Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Service Information

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm


Upward Baptist Church

901 Upward Road
Flat Rock, NC 28731

Cemetery Information

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017

Time: 3:30 pm


Forest Lawn Memorial Park

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