Mary Diamond Edwards

August 29, 1952 ~ February 19, 2022 (age 69)

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Mary Lee Diamond Edwards, 69, of Harker Heights, Texas passed away peacefully on February 19, 2022. Mary was born on August 29, 1952 to Arthur Floyd Diamond and Lila Faye Burcham Diamond in Galax, Virginia. Mary was a Galax native who graduated from Galax High School in 1970 and married her high school sweetheart, John Edwards, on November 14, 1970. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Mary was devoted to her family.  She was a proud military wife and traveled the country and world with her husband and her work. 

In Mary's later years, she enjoyed many hobbies including reading, watching her backyard wildlife, crafting wreaths, and cookie jar collecting. Mary and John enjoyed traveling to see other parts of the country together and Mary was passionate about Relay for Life, as she was a Breast Cancer Warrior.

Mary Lee Diamond Edwards was preceded in death by her father and mother; sisters: Debra Kay Diamond and Margaret Ann Horton; brothers: Danny Ray Diamond and Arthur Elwood Diamond.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of 51 years, John Edwards.

Additionally, Mary is survived by her sisters: Anita Shupe of Burlington, NC; sisters-in-law: Brenda Diamond of Galax, VA, and Linda Cooley and husband, Richard, of Galax, VA; three daughters and their spouses: Jody and Jon Prevette of Sanford, NC, Heather and Tim Trivitt of Galax, VA, Ann and Dustin Maltsberger of Temple, TX; her 6 grandchildren: Megan Doyle, Brett Holstein and wife, Nikki, Thomas Lantz Jr, Amaya Benekin-Mills, Mason Mills, and Noah Trivitt; and her two great-grandchildren: Chandler Anderson and Arthur Holstein. Mary is also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

A celebration of her life is scheduled for 1:00pm, July 9th, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Galax, VA.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society. 


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Celebration of Life
July 9, 2022

1:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Galax 1024 E Stuart Dr, Galax, VA 24333
1024 E Stuart Dr, Galax, VA 24333
Galax, VA 24333

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