Funeral service for Edna M. Addison will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday May 9, 2013 at The Church in The Lord Jesus Christ of The Apostolic Faith, INC.
Burial will be in church cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home of Hartsville.
Sis. Edna Mae Hunter Addison was born on September 27, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Gordon Roscoe and Mrs. Mamie Lee Jackson Hunter of Darlington County, South Carolina. She departed this life on May 4, 2013 at Carolina Pines Hospital after being ill for some time .
She will be lovingly remembered by her children, her family,neighbors, community and her church family.
Sis. Edna was educated in the public school of Darlington County. She was a gradute of Butler High School Class of 1949.
She had a vibrant personality, full of life and energy. She kept busy and involved in the life of others around her--- a genuinely loving person and a caretaker of others. Like many of her generation who grew up in the South, she was -- in her own words -- a "hard worker". She worked hard in the fields and in people's homes, finally retiring from Sara Lee Hosiery in Hartsville.
Her daughter called her --- "A Pillar of Flowers" ----always blessing others with her care and attention, showing her love with repeated acts of kindness and innumerable good deeds. She was a caretaker, a good listener, a helping hand, never refusing to help others in need.
She was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ by her brother, the late Bishop L. Hunter, and received the Gift of the Holy Ghost.
She was a member of The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, INC., and a powerful and vibrant Tenor of the Whole Truth Gospel Choir. She will often be remembered standing to sing one of her favorite songs, "I'm so glad I'm a Child of God".
She was married to the late Mr. Charles Edward Addison, Sr., and to this union, six children were born.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Addison, Sr., two sons, Charles E. Addison, Jr., Jimmy Lee Addison and one grandson, Shawn Deneilo Addison.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories: A daughter, Alice Fay Jackson of Hartsville. Three sons: Billy (Antoinette) Addison of Florence,SC.; James Gordon Addison of the home; and Michael (Doris) Addison of Hartsville, and two step- children: Lonnie Stevenson of Baltimore, MD and Carolyn Stevenson of Spartanburg, SC.
She also leaves behind a sister, Martha Lee Cain of Hartsville,SC; one daughter-in-law, Ann Addison of Hartsville; two sisters-in-law; Lucinda Addison and Sis. Mary Hunter, both of Hartsville. She leaves four brothers-in-law; Wilford (Verlee) Addison and Enoch Addison all od Patterson, NJ;Zin Addison Bladenburg, MD and Jesse (Deborah) Addison Washington, D.C.
Also left are fifteen gradchildren, twenty great-granchildren, and four great-great-granchildren; six god-daughters: Mary Ann Johnson, Linda McCoy, Linda Haynesworth, Shery Powes',Mary Ann Bess and Neola Addison. There are also a host of nieces, nephews, many friends and a large church family.