04/03/1936 – 03/10/2012
Josephine Mae Edwards, originally of Grand Ledge, MI, went home to her Lord on March 10, 2012. She was 75 years of age.
Josephine was the daughter of the late Earl and Lila (Burman) Edwards of Grand Ledge, MI and is preceded in death by brother Leo and sisters Virginia and Wilma. She is survived by daughters Amy J. Armstrong, Annie Armstrong-Taboada, and Susan Armstrong (David Hoyt) all of Richmond, Va., grandchildren Nicole Lambert and Dustin Taboada of Richmond, Va., great grand kids Michael Poglese, Gavin Hoyt, Maddyn Taboada, and Jayce Lambert, brothers Paul (Alice) Edwards of Grand Ledge MI, Jim (Audrey) Edwards of California, Gayle Edwards of Mississippi, Gerald (Faye) Edwards of Texas; sisters Marge Collins of Belleville MI, Joyce Lott of Grand Ledge MI, and many nieces and nephews.
An independent spirit led Josephine to relocate to the mountains of Utah in the 1980′s, where she fully committed her life to service of the Lord and giving spiritual counsel. She was a passionate pursuer of Truth, and argued against injustice of any kind. A fully intact sense of humor and strong wit made her a bright light in any environment, and she was always present to serve and assist those in need. Her generosity of spirit led her to take in and guide many people over the years who were less fortunate than herself.
She found great peace and sanctuary in her home and religious practice, and will rest in eternity overlooking the beloved mountains that brought her so much solace. Josephine’s passion and conviction enabled her to overcome life’s challenges and evolve into a person of much Grace and wisdom – she will be greatly missed by those who loved her so well.
Graveside Services will be held Tuesday March 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fairview City Cemetery under the care of Rasmussen Mortuary.