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Edna Mitchell Ayers

December 7, 1943 — September 30, 2019

Little Orleans, Maryland

Edna Mitchell Ayers

Little Orleans, Maryland

Edna Carolyn (Edwards) Mitchell Ayers, age 75, of Eldridge, Ala., and formerly of Little Orleans, Md., passed away at the Senator Bob Hooper Hospice House, in Forest Hill, Md., on Monday September 30, 2019.

Born December 7, 1943, in Nauvoo, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Archie and Emogene (McKleroy) Edwards; and the widow of Wade Donald Mitchell, Sr., whom she married July 21, 1966 and who passed away on January 15, 2002, and of her second husband, Junior Ayers.

She was formerly employed with the Allegany County Sanitation Commission, in Maryland.

She loved to sew, crochet and garden.

She is survived by two sons, Michael Wade Mitchell, of Severn, Md., and Jerry Dewayne Edwards, of Alabama; one daughter, Kimberly Ann Landers and her husband, Keith, of Rosedale, Md.; five grandchildren, Keith, Kaylah, Michael, Korey, and Josh; three great-grandchildren, Bailey, Brandi, and Jude; two sisters, Joyce Tucker and Renett Knox, both of Alabama; and one brother, Gerald Edwards, also of Alabama.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Hopson; and one brother, Raymond Edwards.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock, Md. Rev. Terry Martin-Minnich will officiate. Interment will follow in Piney Plains United Methodist Cemetery, in Little Orleans, Md.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home from 4 until 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Senator Bob Hooper Hospice House, 2007 Klein Plaza Dr., Forest Hill, MD 21050.

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