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Edwina (Smith) Gipson

November 5, 1952 ~ April 16, 2021 (age 68)

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Obituary

It is with very heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing from this life of Ms. Edwina Smith Gipson, 68, of 419 Cannon Street, Roanoke, Alabama.  Ms. Gipson peacefully transitioned from this life on Friday, April 16, 2021, at Tanner Medical Center, East Alabama in Wedowee, Alabama. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the entire family.

Edwina Smith was born in Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama on November 5, 1952, to the parentage of the late King Lewis and Lillian (Johnson) Smith.

As a youngster, Edwina was affectionately known as "Polly" during her growing up years, and for a long time, very few of her friends knew her "real" name until she was much older.  At an early age, she joined Mount Bethel United Methodist Church, where she remained a member until her home going.  

She attended the historic Randolph County Training School (RCTS), later transferring to Handley High School in Roanoke, where she graduated with the first desegregated Senior class of 1970.  Many of her schoolmates remember her as a very smart student, who could accomplish anything she was motivated to accomplish.

Edwina later attended Southern Union State Community College in 1979, where she studied nursing.  She became an LPN, working at Roanoke Healthcare, Traylor Nursing Home, Pruitt Health and other Long Term Care facilities in East Alabama and West Georgia for over thirty (30) years. She was an exceptional nurse.  She loved children although she never had any of her own.  She also was fond of pets.

Edwina was preceded in death by both parents; brother, King Lewis Smith, Jr., most recently a special cousin, Barbara Nolan.  She reunited with her loved ones in eternity on Friday, April 16, 2021 at Tanner Medical Center, East Alabama in Wedowee, AL.  Thus ended her all-too-brief 68-year sojourn.

Many cherished memories remain with her brother, Joe Dukes, sister-in-law, Brenda Dukes, Special niece and caregiver, Annica Potts; Nephews: Terrell Johnson, Jerrell Johnson all of Roanoke, Alabama; Ahmad Heard of Jacksonville, NC, Joel Dukes, of Auburn, Alabama and Niece, April Denny of Wedowee, Alabama; special cousins: Barbara Brooks and Sheila Moody, (Diane); and special friends: Mevin Ann Cameron and Shannon Hughley; and lastly a host of other loving neighbors, relatives and friends.

Services for Ms. Gibson are pending and will be announced.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Edwina (Smith) Gipson, please visit our floral store.


Services

Private Viewing for Family Only
Tuesday
April 20, 2021

12:30 PM
Clark Memorial Funeral Service Stateroom
252 LaFayette Highway
Roanoke, AL 36274

Viewing For The Public
Tuesday
April 20, 2021

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Clark Memorial Funeral Service Stateroom
252 LaFayette Highway
Roanoke, AL 36274

Celebration At Graveside
Wednesday
April 21, 2021

1:00 PM
Mount Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery
150 Banks Road
Roanoke, AL 36274

Video is available for this event


Committal Service Following the Funeral
Wednesday
April 21, 2021

Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery
150 Banks Road
Roanoke, AL 36274

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
April 21, 2021

Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery
150 Banks Road
Roanoke, AL 36274

Video is available for this event


Please note
The Reverend Janice Clark is Pastor; Reverend Calvin Trammell will serve as Eulogist; Other ministers sharing the roster include: Reverend Jeffery Rosser, and Elder Keith Nolan, Vocalist.
Pall Bearers will be her Nephews and Cousins; and Flower Attendants will be Nieces, Cousins and Friends.

For the convenience and benefit of Mrs. Gibson's family, we are asking all those who wish to post a condolence or message of sympathy, PLEASE do so directly on our website at the link we are providing below. Please bear in mind that not everyone uses facebook or other social media, and the family may not be able to view all electronic condolences that are posted on social media platforms.

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Service information for Ms. Gibson is accessible on our website at the following web address: https:www.//clarkmemorial.biz/obituary/Edwina-Gibson.

All guests and those planning to attend services are reminded of our mandatory facial covering while on our premises or at the Cemetery. If you do not have a protective face-covering, one will be provided for you.

Our sincere prayers for comfort and peace are sent forth during this unsettling time of loss; and as always, we express deepest gratitude to our communities for sharing with the Smith & Gibson families during their time of loss.

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