Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 7, 2010
SUFFOLK — Our Mother, Grandma, Aunt, Cousin Noisey passed early Sunday morning the 4th of July. Noisey was born May 17, 1921 in Whaleyville, Va., to Maggie Dildy Edwards and Burtell Edwards. She was affectionately loved by everyone, always there, day or night when you needed her, no questions asked. She loved her family dearly, who were always at her bedside. She was preceded in death by her parents, Maggie and Burtell Edwards; her brother, Melvin Edwards; and her cousins, Caroline Bailey, Junius Dildy, Donnell Mills and Uncle Emmette Dildy. She was a retired domestic worker.
She is survived by two sons, Burtell Edwards and Robert Edwards (Regina), both of Suffolk; six grandchildren, Robin Lee, Wanda Edwards, Robert Edwards Jr., Tron Perry, Raphel Edwards and Diandra Sawyer; three great-grandchildren, Tameka Brown, Kimberly Edwards and Kiara Lee; a sister-in-law, Ruby Edwards. She was a sister to Margret Lee Taylor and Dorothy Mae Dildy. She was a mother and friend to Esther Lassiter (Sherman), Paige Dildy, Margaret Bates, Angel Hunt, Calvin Dildy (Esther). She also is survived by a host of nieces, nephews and cousins who loved her as a mother and friends.
The family would like to thank Sentara Obici Hospital and Nansemond Pointe Rehabilitation and Health Care Center for their love and care.
A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 2010 at Palm Tree Baptist Church, 8165 Whaleyville Blvd., officiated by the Rev. Anthony Sommerville. Interment will be in Dildy Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1341 White Marsh Road. Crocker Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.