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Jennie Lee Edwards

Jennie Edwards 08 03 2016Jennie Lee Edwards, age 84, of Flag Pond, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Center on Aging and Health. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Tommy Rice and the late Thelma Harris Rice Briggs. Jennie was a seamstress and a member of Lower Rice Creek Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Jennie is preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Edwards.



Jennie Lee Edwards has left behind to cherish her memories:

Son: Jimmie Edwards and wife Alda, of Flag Pond;

Daughter: Pat Cole and husband Ken, of Flag Pond;

Sister: Evelyn Woodward, of Michigan;

Brothers T.J. Rice and wife Juanita, of Erwin;

Freddie Joe Rice, of Erwin

Grandchildren: Jennifer Edwards, Kim Harris and husband, Chad, and Shannon Tipton and husband, Chad;

Several Nieces and Nephews.


The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Jennie Lee Edwards in a funeral service to be at 7:00 PM, Friday, July 29, 2016 at Valley Funeral Home. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5:00 PM and continue until service time on Friday. A graveside service will begin at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Evergreen Cemetery. Reverend Craig Shelton and Reverend Reece Harris will officiate. Those attending will meet at Valley Funeral Home by 9:30 AM to go in procession. Active pallbearers will be Chad Harris, Chad Tipton, Harold Byrd, Ronnie Woodward, Dorsey Edwards, and Herman Rice.


In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105


Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Jennie Lee Edwards through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.