Lavaughn “Vonnie” Fern Jackson Edwards, 85, of Enterprise, WV passed away Saturday July 17, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Robert Stonewall Jackson and Nora Barnett Jackson. Vonnie was born in Sutton, WV on January 21, 1936, the eleventh of twelve children. She graduated from Sutton High School in 1954. Vonnie married Lloyd “Junior” Edwards Jr. July 3, 1959. Junior preceded her in death on December 3, 1999. She retired June 31, 1994 after 35 years of service from Westinghouse/Phillips Lighting in Fairmont WV. Once she retired Vonnie loved to travel with her sister Lucy and niece Peggy. Over the years they visited many U.S. locations.
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Vonnie is survived by her nephew Patrick (Lelah) Leonard of Philippi WV, whom she loved as her own son, and by her sister Lucilla Andre of Cartersville GA., also surviving are many nieces, nephews and devoted family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters: Eula, Dovie and Eva. Brothers: Lester, Estel, Edwin, Robert Earl, Kenneth, Richard and J. Oscar.
The family would like to thank Talbott Personal Care Home in Belington WV, including Bev and all the wonderful nurses and aides that assisted in Vonnie’s care over the last few years of her life.
The family will receive friends at the Perine Funeral Home, 1348 S. Pike St., Shinnston, from 11am until the time of the funeral service at 1pm, Wednesday, July 21st, with Deacon David Lester officiating. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Enterprise. In lieu of flowers please make donation to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.act.alz.org. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.perinefunerals.com. The Perine Funeral Home is honored to serve the Edwards family.