Vernita Staten Edwards was born on June 19, 1921 to the late Rev. Joseph Emanuel Staten and Sis. Lula McDonald Staten in Hilliard, Florida. She was a faithful member of First Missionary Baptist Church and worked with several auxiliaries prior to her ill health.
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Vernita was known for her cheery disposition and always left people laughing whenever she left a room. She was a kind, God fearing woman and had a deep love for people.
Vernita passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, June 22, 2019. She was married and preceded in death by Mr. George Edwards; her brothers, Hector, Paul, Robert and Willie; sisters, Blanche, Virgie, Annie and Lula.
Vernita leaves to cherish her memories: a son, John A. Edwards; sister, Faye Richardson; grandchildren, Tracina, Justin, and Marcus; special great-great niece, Jamelia (Ms. Northside); special great-great nephew, Killian (Tick-Tock); special friends, James and Shirley Thomas, Mrs. Rose Jones and Mrs. Mary Williams; and she is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and community friends.
The funeral service for Vernita Edwards will be held 10:00 AM, SATURDAY, July 6th, 2019 at the First Missionary Baptist Church, 20 South 9th Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. The visitation will be 5 - 7:00 PM, Friday, July 5th, 2019 at the church. Interment in Hilliard Community Cemetery. Please sign the family guest book and view the video tribute @www.tswarden.com. Arrangements in care of Funerals By T. S.Warden, Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main Street, 765-1234