RED BAY, AL – Joyce Rae Edwards, 76, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in Fairhope, AL. She was born in the Hurricane Creek Community near Vina, AL and was a homemaker among other advocations and interests. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.
Services will be Saturday, July 15, 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Bill Harper officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by three children – Greg Edwards (Donna) Lake Butler, FL, Phil Edwards (Melanie) Fairhope, AL and Andrea Hamel (Robert) Wesley Chapel, FL; six grandchildren – Grant Edwards, Evan Edwards, Cole Edwards, Ethan Hamel, Laurelai Hamel and Emma Edwards; two sisters – Ola Mae Glover and Sue Tate and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Wayne Edwards, her parents, Ellis and Viola Humphries, one sister, Ruth Humphries and one brother, Nolan Humphries.
Pallbearers will be Grant Edwards, Evan Edwards, Cole Edwards, Bob Hamel, Paul Huffman and Mike Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Ethan Hamel, Laurelai Hamel and Emma Edwards.
Donations may be made to Christian Family Services, Inc., Gainesville, FL, www.christianfamilyservices.com, Prevent Cancer Foundation,
www.preventcancer.org or Cure PSP, www.curepsp.org.
Visitation will be Friday, July 14, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL and she will lie in state Saturday, July 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL.