Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One


     Ms. Rose Ella Edwards, 76, of Pembroke, NC was born January 23, 1947 and departed this life on Monday, December 25, 2023. She was preceded in death by her husband: Mr. Garland Edwards; parents: Mr. John Charles Brooks and Mrs. Leacie Cummings Brooks; two brothers: Arvin Daniel Locklear and John Charles “JC” Brooks; one grandchild: Farrah Grace Norwood; three great-grandchildren: Bryson Amir Rodgers, William Kayton Norwood, Jack Lee Simpson.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday, December 31, 2023 at Evergreen Holiness Church with Rev. Kip Woods and Kenneth Locklear officiating. Burial will follow in the Oxendine Cemetery.

Ms. Edwards is survived by her children: Mr. Wayne Lewis (Martha), Mr. Adam B. Lewis, Ms. Victoria Brooks, Mrs. Lisa A. Kelly (Billy), Mr. John N. Collins and an adopted daughter: Ms. Debra Richardson; fourteen grandchildren; fourteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sisters: Ms. Linda R. Oxendine; Mrs. Beverly R. Locklear (Donald), Mrs. Ruth E. Vollmar (Jody) and Ms. Madelene C. Locklear and a host of relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, December 31, 2023 at Evergreen Holiness Church.


  • Sheriff Burnis Wilkins & Staff Posted January 3, 2024 4:31 pm

    I express my most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Rose Ella Edwards . May God give you comfort and peace to help ease the pain of your loss.

    • Victoria Brooks Posted January 8, 2024 3:37 pm

      Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. We appreciate your kindness during this difficult time.”

  • Debbie Hammonds Posted January 8, 2024 8:12 pm

    So sorry to learn of your sister Rose’s death. Debbie Hammonds Hardin.

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