Nelda Gay Edwards

Nelda Gay Edwards

December 16, 1951- July 20, 2016

Oakdale-Memorial Service celebrating the life of Nelda Edwards, age 64, will be held in the chapel of Allen Parish Funeral Home of Oakdale on Friday, July 22, 2016, at 11 a.m. Rev. Brandon Goynes will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery of Oakdale. All arrangements have been entrusted to Allen Parish Funeral Home.

The family will receive visitors at Allen Parish Funeral Home, 311 Highway 1152, Oakdale on Friday beginning at 9 a.m. until time of service.

Nelda was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She had a big heart and would help anyone. She was very outspoken and liked to joke and “cut-up.” Nelda was a great cook, loved to work in the yard, and was a woman of strong faith. She was a member of the Glenmora United Pentecostal Church. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to cherish Nelda’s memory include her companion, Jerry Elkins of Oakdale; one daughter, Susan Byrd and husband, Joe, of St. Francisville; one brother, Dewey Edwards and wife, Lilly, of Harker Heights, TX; three sisters, Patsy Johnson, Janelle Doyle and husband, Leo Sr, and Gleta Chamberlain all of Oakdale; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.

Nelda is preceded in death by her parents, Chink and Bobbie Edwards; her son, Warren Grantham; granddaughter, Serena Byrd; two nephews, Speedy Willis, Jr. and Howie Edwards; and one sister, Dorothy Willis.

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