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Jo Ann Cain Edwards

Obituary for Jo Ann Cain Edwards

November 23, 1932 - May 3, 2018
Bladenboro, North Carolina | Age 85

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Jo Ann Cain Edwards, age 85, of Bladenboro passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Levie and Appie Cain, husband: Ollen Edwards; daughter: Paula Tilley; brother: Kenneth Cain and sister: Carol Strickland. JoAnn leaves behind two sons: Eddie Edwards and wife Debbie of Moncks Corner, SC, Phil Edwards and wife Rhonda of Denver, NC; two daughters: Barbara Pate and husband John of Charlotte, NC, Sandi Godfrey of Bladenboro, NC; one brother: Levi Cain Jr. and wife Shelby of Bladenboro, NC; one sister: Vickie Taylor and husband Harold of Bladenboro, NC; 12 grandchildren: John C. Pate, Chris Pate, Erin Hartman, Amber Satterfield, Shawn Edwards, Hank Ferguson, Dustin Rogers, Sheldon Rogers, Brandon Edwards, Kaitlyn Ross, Casson Godfrey, Briana Cooper and 20 great grandchildren.

Jo Ann was mostly known for her smile and laughter. She never met a stranger that she didn't embrace as family.

God blessed her with five children whom she spent time loving and teaching them of God's love for them. Jo Ann was often heard by her various family members praying out loud for their needs and for God to be with them always. When asked for advice, she always pointed in the direction of prayer and trusting in God. She believed that God had a plan for her and for her family and loved ones.

She was not quick to judge and could easily find the good in any situation no matter how hopeless and stressful it was. If you knew her, you couldn't help but love her.

She truly lived her life as all of us should. Trusting in the Lord with all her heart, with all her might and with all her soul. Her faith was steadfast.

For those who knew her, knew that God came first and there is no doubt that she is with The One who loved her, saved her, and taught her the meaning of unconditional love.

She will be greatly missed by all.

The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Galeed Baptist Church in Bladenboro. A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 7th at 2:00 pm at Galeed Baptist Church with Rev. Warren Hill officiating. Burial will follow the services in Kelly Cemetery in Bladenboro.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center for their exceptional kindness and care to our loved one.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

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