Sallie Edwards

Visitation

Union Baptist Temple Pennsylvania & Drexel Avenues, Atlantic City NJ US 08401 Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Services

Union Baptist Temple Pennsylvania & Drexel Avenues, Atlantic City NJ US 08401 Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, 11:00 am

Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery Pleasantville NJ US 08232 Friday, Feb. 26, 2010

Obituary of Sallie Mae Edwards

Sallie Mae Edwards was born in Charleston, South Carolina, to the late Marion and Ethel Jones. She moved on to see God on Friday, February 19, 2010. She graduated from Claflin College of Orangeburg, SC, with a BS in Elementary Education. After teaching in South Carolina for six years, she moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey with her late husband O.C. Edwards. She later became a teacher in the Atlantic City Public School system, teaching for over 25 years at New Jersey Avenue School, Westside School and Indiana Avenue School where she retired in 1992. With a high interest in music, she played clarinet in the college band, was on the College Concert Choir, and played the piano at numerous schools and churches in Atlantic County. She taught piano to many budding musicians. She was a member of a family singing group well sought after throughout the Charleston region. She loved the Lord and showed her love through her devotion to her church as a member of Union baptist Temple church. She was on of the original organizers of the Rose Bud youth Choir and a member of the Senior Choir. She also served as Deaconess and assisted with many organizations and programs in the church. She was also a Vacation Bible school teacher. If at any time at her church, Union Baptist or another church asked her to play the organ or piano she would always respond favorably. At some of our family functions, she was always among the first to breakout in traditional hymns. Sallie married O.C. Edwards after meeting him while at Claflin College. Their union produced two children Leonard Maurice Edwards(deceased) and Kenneth O.C. Edwards. She could not contain her excitement for sharing the love of basketball with her grandson Marcus and would always remind him she was the "roving guard" for her basketball team at Burke High School. She would love watching him play ball and would not hesitate to play the game on his backyard court. Sallie is predeceased by her husband O.C. Edwards; son, Leonard Maurice Edwards; brothers, Earl Jones and Marion Jones; sister, Mildred Jones. Left with cherished, loving and wonderful memories are son, Kenneth O.C. Edwards, her daughter-in-law Karen, grandchildren Marcus and Chelsea; her sister, Ernestine Neal-Ricks,; brother, Harold Jones; sister-in-law Bonnie Edwards; her brother-in-law Robert Lee Beck; nieces and nephews, along with other relatives and a host of friends.
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