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Clarice Welborn Edwards

April 29, 1924 February 5, 2019
Clarice Welborn Edwards
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Obituary for Clarice Welborn Edwards

PORTSMOUTH - Clarice Dean Welborn Edwards, 94, a longtime resident of Portsmouth passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in Stafford, VA. She was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina on April 29, 1924, the third of five children born to the late Spencer and Anna Bell Welborn.

While training to become a teacher in Winston-Salem, she met L.D. Edwards and they were married there in 1943. Prior to moving to Stafford, VA with L.D. due to declining health in 2008, Clarice had been a longtime resident of Portsmouth; and was a member of Alexander Park Baptist Church, where she taught first youth and then women’s Sunday School. Clarice retired from the City of Portsmouth Public School System where she taught fifth grade at Alexander Park Elementary and adult education at night at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Throughout her life she was an avid reader and particularly enjoyed romance and spy thriller novels.

She was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Allen L.D. Edwards; her parents, T.S. and Anna Bell Fisher Welborn; her sisters, Nell Campbell and Virginia Stephenson; her brother, Richard Welborn; and her son-in-law, Alan Baker.

She is survived by her two daughters, Gail Baker and Deanna House (Harold); her sister, Rhoda Hendren; five grandchildren, Shawn Baker (Chrissy), Jason House (Julie), Brandy Baker, Daniel House, Dana House and Fox (Derek); ten great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to offer their sincere appreciation to Falls Run Nursing Home; and most especially to her nurses, Lovely and Carmen; and her hospice nurse, Ashley.

Funeral service will be held at 11 AM Friday, February 8, 2019 in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service and also at the reception in Sturtevant Event Center immediately following the committal service at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, 1025 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 1066, Washington, DC 20005 or at www.ccalliance.org .


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

8

Feb

10:00 AM 2/8/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel

5201 Portsmouth Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel
5201 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth 23701 VA
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

8

Feb

11:00 AM 2/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel

5201 Portsmouth Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel
5201 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth 23701 VA
United States

Reception

Friday

8

Feb

12:15 PM 2/8/2019 12:15:00 PM
Sturtevant Event Center

5100 Portsmouth Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Sturtevant Event Center
5100 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth 23701 VA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

3920 Airline Blvd.
Chesapeake, Virginia 23321

3920 Airline Blvd. Chesapeake 23321 Virginia
United States
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