Elizabeth G. Lax Edwards
Posted: Friday, September 17, 2010 12:35 pm
Elizabeth G. Lax Edwards, 78, of Bolivar, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Services were at Middleburg Baptist Church.
The wife of Jimmie D. Edwards, who survives, she was an assembly worker for Illinois Bell Telephone Company in Chicago for 20 years and was an entrepreneur, having owned and operated The Boat Dock. Edwards was born March 23, 1932 in Hardeman County to the late Columbus Glidewell and Myrtle Moss Glidewell Williamson. She was a member of Middleburg Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher and a “Prayer Warrior.”
In addition to her husband, whom she married in May of 1995, she is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Linda Watkins and Wayne of Bolivar, Anita Payne and Tommy of Flowood, Miss., Sandra Modory-Vandenbergh and James of Wilmington, Ill.; a son and his wife, Wayne Lax and Betty of Bolivar; four stepsons, Jackie Edwards and wife, Becky of Bolivar, Jodie L. Edwards of Martin, John L. Edwards of Sharon, Jeff S. Edwards of Bolivar; a sister, Billie Roach of Memphis; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Brooks Lax, who died June 9, 1992 after 44 years of marriage, a son, Ronald Dwayne Lax, and a stepfather, B.F. Williamson.