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Betty Jacqueline “Mema” Edwards

Betty Jacqueline Edwards “Mema”, age 85, died Monday, January 30, 2017, at Brookdale SW, Gainesville, FL. She was born in DeLand, Florida, April 22, 1931, to Cecil C Strickland and Rita Lee Arnett.
Betty moved to Gainesville from Deland, Florida, in 1959, with her husband and family. Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family was always her first priority and looked so forward to family gatherings.
Betty worked at Florida Farm Bureau, and was a medical coder in the Anesthesiology Department at Shands for over 20 years. She was a member of Highlands Presbyterian Church.
Betty is preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, James E. Edwards, son, Gregory C. Edwards, and grandson, Christopher P. Jones
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Jones (Robert) of High Springs, FL, sons Sam Edwards (Patsy) of Cocoa Beach, FL and Anthony Edwards (Deborah), Charleston, SC.
She will be deeply missed by their nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 N.W. 90th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 1:00 PM in the Milam Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the funeral.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!