Elsie Brown Edney

March 29, 1926 - April 19, 2023

03/29/1926 - 04/19/2023

Past Services

Monday April 24, 2023
11:00 am
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


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.


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Laurie Jade Edney
7 months ago

My Grandmother was one of a kind. The most kind hearted woman that was full of Love and I’m very lucky to have had her as my own. I’ll always know what a great woman was and that was all because my Nanny Elsie!!
Words can NOT describe how much you’ll be missed and how much you are loved!!
Love you Nanny so much!
I’m glad to know your in heaven now ad the Angel you always were. ❤️

Richard Edney
7 months ago

You always showed your love for me. I have a lot of respect for you and uncle willie. You were an angel here on earth so I know that you are still one I’ll see you again soon.

Alice Edney Patterson and family
7 months ago

Praying God’s comfort for you all! Aunt Elsie was a strong and special lady. One thing she said I have always remembered was that children learn from what they see from their parents/care givers. It disturbed her when the children she was caring for played house by pretending to be rolling joints and doing drugs. Those children were blessed to have her love and direction. Great memories of her and Uncle Willie at the Hot Spot. All of us at Pop and Nanny’s house at Crab Creek. What a wonderful mother to her big loving family and a light in the lives of many others!

Marci Wilson
7 months ago

Thank you Elsie for teaching me so much and accepting me as family even after my last name changed. You treated me no different. I’m so blessed to have had our last conversation, I will carry it with me. I love you Rest easy

Robert edney
7 months ago

Glad to know I have another angel following me I love you nanny thank you

Robert edney
7 months ago

I love you nanny I’m sorry

David and Melissa Heath
7 months ago

Praying for the family!!!! Love you all!!!

Rebecca J Edney
7 months ago

we love you, Nan….