Sophia Elizabeth (Hester) Edwards

March 12, 1949 ~ January 31, 2020 (age 70)


Sophia Elizabeth Hester Edwards, 70, of Eastover passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020.

Sophia was born March 12, 1949 in Robeson County to the late Leo M. Hester and Margaret Davis Hester.  She retired as a Registered Nurse from the Cumberland County School System, where she worked with special needs children.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Jernigan-Warren Chapel. Burial will follow at Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home and following the burial at Hickory Grove Baptist Church Life Center, 6414 Center Rd. Bladenboro, N.C. 28320.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Teresa Lee Edwards.

Surviving are her husband, Cliff Edwards; daughter, Jamie Simmons and husband Jon; grandchildren, Jay, Michael Denise, Jamison and Allie; sisters, Phyllis Lewis, Jennifer Martin and Brenda Smith; brothers, Isaac Hester and Rev. Charles Hester, and a multitude of nieces, nephews and in-laws.  

Funeral arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, N.C. 28301.

Online condolences may be made at www.jerniganwarren.com

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February 4, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home
545 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Celebration of Life
February 4, 2020

2:00 PM
Jernigan - Warren Chapel

February 4, 2020

3:30 PM
Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
6414 Center Rd.
Bladenboro, NC 28320

Visitation Following Service

Hickory Grove Baptist Church
6414 Center Rd.
Bladenboro, NC 28320

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