Betty Lou Akers Edwards

Published 8:05 am Monday, December 7, 2020

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Mrs. Betty Lou Akers Edwards, 76, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

She was born May 6, 1944, in Pulaski, Va. to the late Sherman Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Manual Akers. Mrs. Edwards was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She had a love of life and a special gift of getting everyone to smile.

She was also preceded in death by: her husband, Donald Ray Edwards; a grandson, Richard Lee Michael; and sisters, Bonnie Wilson and Colleen Shell.

Survivors: daughters, Donna Bailey (Troy) and Tammy Mitcham; a grandson, Billy Edwards; sister, Violet Kress; and a great-niece, Angel Cook.

Memorials: Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103.