Edrina Toxey

Published 7:12 pm Friday, May 8, 2020

Edrina Toxey of Castle Court, Suffolk, departed this life on May 5, 2020, while a patient in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. On Feb. 2, 1955, she was born in Franklin to Edward T. and Effie Ricks.

Edrina was employed for 35 years with the U.S. Post Office as a postal clerk. Edrina was a National Certified Fitness and Yoga Instructor, and she was a part-time employee of the Suffolk YMCA.

At an early age, Edrina joined New Hope Baptist Church, where she served as a trustee, the church treasurer, church clerk, an usher and an honorary choir member.


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In 1973, Edrina graduated from Franklin High School and furthered her education at Paul D. Camp Community College, where she received an associate degree in secretarial science.

Edrina was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Stanley Ricks and Lawrence Ricks. She is survived by her husband, Donne Toxey; one daughter, Erica Ricks; sisters, Debra Harper and Gloria Fugate; one brother, Dennis Ricks; grandchildren, Michelle Ricks, Tayshaun Sharpe; nieces, nephews and cousins.

The service for Mrs. Toxey will be private; however, a family and public viewing will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, May 10, 2020, during the following times: family viewing from 9 to 9:30 a.m.; public viewing from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. You are invited to view the service for Mrs. Toxey on Monday at noon via this link: client.tribucast.com/tcid/94991246.

A service with dignity by Wm. M. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., 224 S. Main St. Please share your condolences with the family at wmjohnsonandsons.com.