Marleen Dempsey Edwards

Marleen Dempsey Edwards, 73, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 19, 2016. She was born to Kathleen and Roger Dempsey on June 7, 1942.

Marleen retired from AT&T after 36 years of service. She loved her Lord, and was active in Lake Gaston Baptist Church. She loved traveling, and especially with the Lake Gaston Baptist Adventurers.

She was an active member and past regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Chapter 2332, Roanoke Rapids.

She loved her home on Lake Gaston and spent hours communicating with her Lord, taking in the lakes beauty.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 54 years, Lonnie Edwards; son, Chris Edwards and his fiancÚ Jennifer Williams of Rocky Mount; brother, Jerry Dempsey and his wife Sue of Soddy Daisy, TN; sisters-in-law, Judy Edwards and June Hedgepeth, both of Nashville; brother-in-law, Kemp Edwards and his wife Terry of Castalia; three nieces, two nephews, five great-nephews, and one great-niece.

A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Lake Gaston Baptist Church in Littleton, NC with Rev. Todd Stout and Rev. Patrick Edwards officiating.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lake Gaston Baptist Church Building Fund, 128 Lynwood Road, Littleton, NC 27850.

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