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Jane Townsend Edwards

Wadesboro - Jane Townsend Edwards passed away at her home January 14, 2021. Jane was born September 9, 1932 daughter of the late Sarah Pate Townsend and the late William Bartell Townsend. Jane was born in Red Springs, NC and grew up in Laurinburg, N.C. She graduated from Hollins College in 1954. Jane moved to her beloved Wadesboro in 1956. The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Jane. She was a loyal member of her church, Calvary Episcopal and was involved in numerous civic organizations, especially the Anson County Arts Council and the Anson County Historical Society. Most of all, she cherished time spent with friends and family over home-cooked meals or on visits to Myrtle Beach. Known to friends as “Big Jane” and as “Big” to her grandchildren, Jane’s larger-than-life personality and quick wit outsized her diminutive stature. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bennett Edwards, her son-in-law, Steve Mitchener, her daughter-in-law, Paren Hardison and her step-daughter, Julie Saunders. She is survived by her three children; Jim Hardison (Kathy) of Winston Salem, Sally Mitchener of Charlotte, Bart Hardison of Atlanta; her six grandchildren, Millie and Jimbo Hardison, Jay (Lacey) and McNair Mitchener, and Pate and Caroline Hardison and her step-daughter, Betsy Hamer (Marvin). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Calvary Episcopal Church, 308 E Wade St, Wadesboro, NC 28170. The family will have a private memorial celebration of her life on Sunday, January 17, 2021. The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com

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Michael & Carla Freeman Jan 29 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jane Edwards

Sandra Ussery Jan 21 2021 12:00 AM

Friendship was a gift Jane so generously gave to me. I felt honored. Her dry sense of humor and unpretentious manner made visiting with her a joy. She spoke about the traditional family holiday meals they shared together. You could see the warmth she felt for them as she shared the details of the dishes served with my cousin Dorothy Anne and me. Although preparing all of them was a bit too much for her recently, she was so pleased that the details of the preparation had been successfully passed down. She really enjoyed her most recent family holidays. My condolences to her family for this most devastating loss of their family's matriarch. God bless you and comfort you in this time of loss. - Sandy Sparks

Sandra Anne Chapman Sparks Jan 20 2021 12:00 AM

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Ross Huntley Jan 19 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to bear of Miss Jane's loss. Her family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Scotty Jarman Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM

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Leake Little Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM

A beautiful and gracious lady. We will miss her.

Bill and Joanne Huntley Jan 17 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jane Edwards

Bill and Joanne Huntley Jan 17 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jane Edwards

Billy and Anne Huntley Jan 17 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jane Edwards

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