Gladys Moseley Edwards, 93, of Crisp passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. She was a kind, generous soul who was loved by any and all who ever knew her. She is survived by her grandson, Michael Edwards, his husband Mark Wienants, and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Gladys will be held at Carlisle Funeral Home on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 2:00pm with Michael Edwards and Mark Wienants officiating. Burial will follow in the Moseley Family Cemetery in Macclesfield. The family will receive friends and relatives at Carlisle Funeral Home from 1:00-2:00pm on Friday.
Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc., of Tarboro. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.carlislefuneralhome.com.
Carlisle Funeral Home
Friday January 12th, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
701 Hospital Drive
Tarboro, NC 27886
Carlisle Funeral Home
Friday January 12th, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
701 Hospital Drive
Tarboro, NC 27886
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To the family,
My condolences to the loss of your love one. I know it is hard to deal with this grief-stricken pain. But God, whose name is Jehovah, stated in his word the Bible that “death will be no more”. (Psalms 83:18, 1 Timothy 3:16, Revelation 21:4). Also, his son, Jesus Christ, assured us at John 5:28,29: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment”. So, rest assured, you will be able to see your love one again.
I’ve attached a link to one of our tracts from our website, jw.org. The tract asks this question, “Can the Dead Really Live Again?” It has wonderful scriptural encouragement that will help from God’s word.
Again, my sincerest condolences,
Submitted by j on Jan 19 2018 09:09:06 PM
Such a joy to have known "Miss" Gladys all of my life. Growing up in Crisp, I had the opportunity to constantly be around both "Miss" Gladys and Mr. William. Always a joy to be around, always got hugs and kisses, and will always have many wonderful memories. She was a special lady and will surely be missed.
Submitted by Kay Walston on Jan 18 2018 09:49:50 AM
I wanted to thank everyone who sent flowers (I don't have addresses to send thank you cards) and who came to Grandma Gladys' funeral yesterday. For those who were unable to make it, here is the eulogy I wrote for her. Thank you all again.
We are here today to celebrate the life of my grandmother, Gladys Moseley Edwards. As everyone here knows, she was an incredible woman. She was an example of everything that is good about mankind, and everything she did, every moment, of every day of her life, was borne out of love and kindness, with no regard for her own personal gain or for any accolades.
I know she knew I loved her, but I’m not sure she knew how much I looked up to her. She was the kind of person each of us should aspire to be, but few of us ever reach.
Every act I ever saw her do, and every word I ever heard her speak, was full of love and positivity. Even for the luckiest person that would be an accomplishment, but it is even more remarkable because, like most of us, my grandmother faced many hardships in life. I only know this because I either heard about them or saw them happen to her, not because she ever said a word about them.
She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother, and she loved her family deeply, but she also loved everyone she ever met. It was just her nature. To her family, her friends, and the people she spent so many years sitting with, she brought countless hours of happiness and comfort. She could also be very funny at times, telling stories or recounting events in a way only she could do, and she was wiser than most.
She loved the simple things the most, and I’m so grateful that she, along with my mother, taught me the priceless value of things like sunsets, a hug from someone you love, the chirping of the birds, watching the squirrels play, and taking the time to experience life and realize that it is the people, not the things, in your life that make you rich. I remember my mom always looking forward to the Spring, when we could go to grandma Gladys’ house and look at all of her pretty flowers. She loved her flowers, her dolls, bright, colorful clothes, and music.
She also loved her sweets and she totally judged the merit of a restaurant on the quality and quantity of their desserts. I spent many a meal with her at Golden Corral where she would dutifully “fill” her plate with the normal foods…she’d make it look like she had a lot on the plate, but really she was spacing that stuff out so you were fooled into thinking she was eating a lot. What she was doing was saving room for dessert…and she’d make her real plate when she’d go for that second, sweet round. As I said earlier, I seriously never heard her complain or say a single unkind thing, but if they were out of carrot cake, Gladys was not a happy woman. Thankfully, they normally had it!
She was also quite the pie maker…lemon was a specialty…and she would gladly make one for any and everyone who wanted one. I’m sure most of you knew that…but she also made the best hot dog chili I’ve ever had.
As the years went on, it was sad to see her start to outlive almost everyone she ever knew…she had so many great friends that passed on, but she continued to make new ones and stay active. She drove for probably 15 years longer than she should have, but she was a marvel to me and everyone else…she just kept going. It broke my heart to see her have to stop, but in truth she lived every moment of her life three or four times as passionately as most of us.
There are many theories on what happens when we die, and a lot of them seem to revolve around places with lots of clouds and harps and choirs of angels. We also often hear, when we are at a funeral like this one, that the person who has gone on is still there with us. What I sincerely hope is that my grandma Gladys is far too busy right now to be listening to me talk…
I hope she’s driving around in some giant old car (or maybe her beloved Chevy Nova), with a gaggle of her friends, heading to Sunshine Gardens (the Heaven location) to get a bunch of bright, beautiful flowers for her new porch. There is a Statler Brothers tape (she never graduated to CDs) blasting in the stereo, she’s driving about 35 miles per hour (which is about 20 faster than she did here), and she and her friends are laughing up a storm. And, if there is any justice in life, she knows just where they keep the best carrot cake.
Godspeed Grandma…I love you and none of us will ever forget you.
Submitted by Michael Edwards on Jan 13 2018 11:16:37 PM
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Sorry to hear about the passing of Ms. Gladys. I met her on Dec.31,2016 for the first time. My mom became her roommate at that time. Ms. Gladys became one of the ladies I help with because whatever I bought my mom she wanted some also. She became so special to me and my aunt because we used to help feed her, talk with her etc. Rest on Ms. Gladys you have live a long full life. My mom will be glad to see you there in heaven. In fact you passed away 10 months after she did on the exact day.
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