Born Nov. 29, 1928, Mary was the second sibling of five children born to the late Jim Rice and Ethel Mae Daniels.
Mary was employed at El Rancho for several years.
She was united in marriage to R.L. Edwards. To this union, 10 children were born.
Preceding her in death are two children, Martha Ann Edwards and Robert James Edwards; son-in-law, Raymond W. Tate; siblings, Augusta Harris, Lola Banks, Freddie Rice and Olivia Bradford.
Mary departed her earthly life on Oct. 24, 2011 in Arcadia.
She leaves to cherish her memories eight children, Charlie J. Rice (Carolyn), Anthony Edwards, Marie Qualls (Ivery), Oleander Edwards, Donzell Edwards, Rose Oliver (Dennis), Lillie B. Tate and Felisha Ann Edwards; a host of grandchildren and great-grands; and a special nephew, Farrell Banks.
Funeral services are Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at 11 a.m. at St. Rest Baptist Church in Minden.
Visitation will be held at Kennon Mortuary from 1 until 5 p.m. Friday.
Services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home, Homer.