Skip to main content
Longboat Key Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2012 5 years ago

Obituary: Eunice Marie Edwards

by: Mallory Gnaegy A&E Editor

Eunice Marie Edwards, of St. James Plantation, N.C., and formerly of Longboat Key, died March 10. She was 91.

Mrs. Edwards was born Aug. 16, 1920, in Pine Bluff, Ark., the oldest child of T. Drayton and Lavinia Phillips.
Mrs. Edwards was a hairstylist for 30 years in Memphis, Tenn., before retiring in 1975 to Longboat Key with her husband, M.J. “Ed” Edwards.

In addition to her working career, she was an accomplished painter, seamstress and interior designer.
Mrs. Edwards was preceded in death by her husband, M.J. “Ed” Edwards, and two brothers, Herbert and Carey.

Mrs. Edwards is survived by her brother, Bobby; daughter, JoAnn; two granddaughters; and four great-granddaughters.

A memorial service will be held in North Carolina. Condolences may be made at


Related Stories