Portia Edwards

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 22, 2009

Portia Simmons Edwards, 55, of Ashe Street, Woodland died Saturday, November 14, 2009 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie.
A native of Hertford County, she worked at Perdue, Inc. and was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church, Woodland, where she was president of the Usher Ministry. She received her two year degree from Roanoke-Chowan Community College in Ahoskie.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Edwards of Woodland; a son, Charles Ali Edwards of Savannah, Ga.; three brothers, Ronald Kenneth Simmons of Newport News, Va., Marvin Roosevelt Simmons Jr. of Ahoskie and Kevin Kent Simmons of Ahoskie; five sisters, Crystal Simmons James of Fredericksburg, Va., Patricia Simmons Rush of Greensboro, Marva Monique Simmons of Ahoskie, Vanessa Simmons Harris of Murfreesboro and Carla Simmons Hall of Ahoskie.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at Jerusalem Baptist Church, Woodland with Rev. Eddie Vinson officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.
Wilder’s Funeral Home Inc., Rich Square, is handling the arrangements.