Elsie Brown Edney, age97, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Elsie was born in Bristol, Rhode Island to the late Anthony and Mary Brown.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William Crawford Edney; her sons, William and Robert Edney; her brothers, Buddy, Sonny, and Teddy; and her beloved sister, Lorraine Tolar. She was also preceded in death by her grandsons, Duane Edney, Kayne Edney, and Shane Peeler; granddaughters, Patti and Lynn Friedrich; and great-granddaughter, Amber Cornwell.
Elsie is survived by her children, Joyce Friedrich (Richard), Miles Edney (Becky), Sharon Allen (Ken), Wayne Edney, Gail Hyder, Joan Callaghan (Roger), Dawn Mintz (Joe), Gwen Wilkins (Bobby) and Mark Edney. She is also survived by thirty-six grandchildren; sixty great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Elsie truly loved children and received her teaching certificate from UNC-Greensboro. She taught for Head Start for 25 years.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, April 24, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hendersonville.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice.