Maggie Jean Barnes Edwards

Longtime Kindergarten Aid Volunteered With Boo At The Zoo

Friday, February 23, 2018
Maggie Jean Barnes Edwards
Maggie Jean Barnes Edwards

Maggie Jean Barnes Edwards, 85, of Chattanooga went home to be with her Lord on Friday, February 23, 2018 at her home. 

Originally from Selma, Al., she moved to Chattanooga in 1953. She was married for 66 years to J. Clyde Edwards and they shared the same birthday, March 25.

She was one of the Hamilton County first Kindergarten aides at Apison Elementary in 1974. She volunteered for 24 years at Boo at the Zoo and was a faithful member of the Silverdale Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by twin brother, and two sons, Jeffery and Marcus.

Survivors include her husband; daughter, Sandra (David) Winkles; granddaughters, Rachel (Andy) Carroll and Hannah (Josh) Terney; grandson, Matthew (Allison) Honeycutt; and six great-grandchildren.   

Graveside services will be held on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. at Westview Cumberland Cemetery.

A celebration of life service will be on Sunday, March 4, at 4 p.m. at Silverdale Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

The family extends a special thank you to Avalon Hospice Services and all the prayers from friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Chattanooga Zoo or to the Children’s fund at Silverdale Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7407 Bonnie Oaks Drive, Chattanooga, TN  37421.

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN  37421.

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