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March 09, 2021


Jessie Lee Magee Edwards

December 5, 1930 - March 3, 2021

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course and I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:7

Mrs. Jessie Lee Magee Edwards, a devoted wife and mother was born to the late, Matthew and Ardella Magee on December 5, 1930 in Bogalusa, LA, affectionately referred to as “Dot”.

Jessie married Elder Hubert Edwards, Sr. and to this union there eight children. The union lasted 71 years until her husband’s death.

She was a member of St. John Elizabeth Church of God where she was a faithful member until her health fell. She served many years on the usher board; Jessie was very intentional about raising her children in the church. She had a very strong faith, as well as a deep love for God.

Some of her finest moments is being giving the opportunity to work in the church; Jessie had a passion for cooking, sewing, reading and serving God.

Jessie Edwards leaves to cherish her memoires three daughters, Brealan (Jerry) Wells of Bogalusa, LA, Carroll (Olu) Cole of South River, New Jersey, Vanessa (Fabian) Legard of Baton Rouge, LA; three sons, Hubert (Eleanor) Edwards, Jr. of North Carolina, Beanie Ray Edwards of Biloxi, MS, Timothy Bruce Edwards of Bogalusa, LA; a special stepdaughter, Angernell Jackson of Somerset New Jersey; very special granddaughter, Sheri Bourdeaux of New Orleans, LA; twelve grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Sister Jessie Edwards was preceded in death by her husband, Elder Hubert Edwards, Sr.; her parents, Matthew and Ardella Magee; one son, Jeffery Edwards; one daughter, Patti Edwards; one sister, Emma Weary; three brothers, Howard, Earnest, Matthew Magee; a grandson, Alfrey James Mannah.

A drive through viewing on Friday, March 12, 2021 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home.

Funeral service on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 11:00AM at St. John Elizabeth Temple Church of God in Christ with Elder Eric Clayton – Officiating. Interment – Bogalusa Cemetery. 

Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements.

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