Vernita Edwards

Vernita Edwards (Staten)

Sunday, June 19th, 1921 - Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
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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.

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 Arrangements in care of Funerals By T. S.Warden, Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main Street, 765-1234
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 5th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, July 5th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    First Missionary Baptist Church (Fernandina Beach)
    20 South 9th Street
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 10:00am
    First Missionary Baptist Church (Fernandina Beach)
    20 South 9th Street
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  • Interment

    Hillard Community Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Hilliard, FL
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Carl and Barbara Anderson

Posted at 07:20am
John and Family, I always enjoyed talking to your Mom. She always had a smile and something to share about her week or her children. I always came away feeling better after our conversations. I know she loved you and I know you loved her. May she rest in the arms of our Lord and Savior. Sorry, I won't be with you today in person. I'll be there in spirit. Carl and Barbara Anderson.

John and Brenda

Posted at 10:27am
Please take a moment to imagine the relief you will feel when you will no longer be saddened by the death of a cherished loved one. The scriptures also assure that no longer will you have to worry about dying yourself. All obedient children of God will live forever. (Psalm 37:29) The Bible teaches that God will not only remove death, he will also bring those who have already died back to life. Treasure what that will mean for you. You will be reunited with loved ones who have fallen asleep in death. God promises that those "powerless in death" will live again. (Isaiah 26:19) This is what God's word calls the resurrection. (Acts 24:15) We pray that everlasting life is Ms. Vernita's future!

Viola Blackman

Posted at 04:46am
My very sincere condolences to Vernita's family. The Bible has always been a source of encouragement during this very sad time.

Jehovah has promised 'ALL' mankind a resurrection. The resurrection helps us to appreciate Jehovah is loving, kind and considerate. This hope was made possible by the ransom sacrifice of his son Christ Jesus. (John 5:28, 29)

So when Vernita return to life, on this earth in perfect health this would be a wonderful reunion. Jehovah's promises at John 3:16, John 17:3. Romans 6:23 and Revelation 21:4 will come true.

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