November 10, 2017
Grace Burroughs Edwards, 93 passed away November 10, 2017 at Cypress Pointe Health Campus in Englewood, Ohio. She was born August 11, 1924 to the union of the late William Perry and Olga Burroughs. Grace was a faithful member of Third Baptist Church where she served on the usher board and many other organizations. Grace was an avid continuous learner in and out of church. Her love of the lord was evident to everyone and in everything she did. She married the love of her life, Fredrick D. Edwards in June 1944. The foundation for her educational and professional journey began in the Toledo Public School System. Upon graduating from Woodward High School, Grace began her Federal Civil Service career. Upon retirement from Federal Civil Service, Grace worked as an insurance agent and later as a real estate agent/broker. Grace loved traveling both domestically and abroad. She visited many countries and made friends wherever she went. Grace was a devoted and dedicated member of the Perry Burroughs Democratic Women’s Club, the Henrietta Club, and a lifelong member of the NAACP. Grace was preceded in death by her parents and husband Fredrick D. Edwards. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons, Melese Teklu (Faseka) and Fredrick D. Edwards Jr., 2 grandchildren, brother William Perry Burroughs Jr. (Marie); nephews Ronald V. Williams Sr. and William Perry Burroughs III, nieces Dianne Jones (Robin) and Donna Burroughs numerous cousins other relatives and friends. Wake services will be Monday 10:00 a.m. followed by funeral services 11:00 a.m. at Third Baptist Church, Rev. K. David Johnson pastor, interment Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Dale-Riggs Funeral Home.
Grace Burroughs Edwards, 93 passed away November 10, 2017 at Cypress Pointe Health Campus in Englewood, Ohio. She was born August 11, 1924 to the union of the late William Perry and Olga Burroughs. Grace was a faithful member of Third Baptist... View Obituary & Service Information
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