Della Gertrude Puckett Edwards, age 105, died Friday afternoon, March 27, 2015 in Meadowview Assisted Living in Smithfield. Born April 7, 1909 in Johnston County she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Lillie Elizabeth Lancaster Puckett. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Andrew Edwards. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by brothers, Jesse, Joe, Thurman, and Luther Puckett; and sisters, Stella Capps, and Lilly Belle Johnson. Della was a long time member of Bethesda Baptist Church in Clayton. She was a seamstress, did lots of crafts and enjoyed giving her crocheted items or other items she had made to many people, especially those who had befriended her in any way.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015 in Bethesda Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Burden officiating. Burial will follow in Knollwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Monday just prior to the service.
Surviving are her son, William Kenneth Edwards (Jeanette) of Franklinton; daughter, Myrtle Edwards Wallace (Dallas) of Smithfield; sisters, Melba P. Wheeler of Clayton, Laura P. Adams of Smithfield, and Frances P. Croom of Clayton; sister-in-laws, Mary M. Puckett of Smithfield, and Ora Bella B. Puckett of Newport, TN; granddaughters, Donna E. Barbee (Lee), Shelia E. Rary (Jim), and Robin E. Driver (Daryl), all of Clayton; seven great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
Flowers are welcome or but the family suggests memorials be made to Bethesda Baptist Church Building Fund, 4967 US Hwy 70 W Business, Clayton, NC 27520.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at parrishfh.com