I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NLT)
Mrs. Edwena Walker Rawls, age 69, of Grovetown, GA, passed into eternal rest at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, December 25, 2020 at her residence, under the care of Homestead Hospice, with her loving and devoted husband by her side.
She was born to the late Bernest and Annie Mae Walker in Bulloch County, Georgia. She was educated in the Bulloch County school system. She was a 1969 graduate of Statesboro High School.
At an early age, she joined Miller Grove Baptist Church where she used her beautiful voice in the junior choir. She was a faithful deaconess and served on the committee that initiated the Veteran's Day program and the finance committee. She was dedicated to her ministry work.
Community and civic service were also important parts of her life. She was a silver lifetime member of the Bulloch County NAACP and volunteered at Rebecca’s Cafe to help feed those who are less fortunate. She was an active member of the Rose Metter Chapter #249 Order of the Eastern Star until her health declined. During her membership she served as Worthy Matron and as a member of the Grand Choir.
She joined in holy matrimony with Johnny Rawls in July 1973. One child was born to this union. She moved from Bulloch County in 1979 to join her husband in Germany and they returned to Lawton, Oklahoma in January 1982. The family moved to Grovetown, GA in September 2000 where she resided until her death.
She retired from the Electric Public Services Company in Lawton, Oklahoma and Delta Air Lines in Augusta, GA. After retirement she worked as a part-time bus driver in Grovetown, GA.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
She leaves to carry on her family values; her husband, Mr. Johnny Rawls; her son, Mr. Rahcory K. Rawls; her three siblings, Mrs. Gloria J. (Luther) Tremble, Bernest Jr. (Frances) Walker and Willie (Betsy) Walker all of Statesboro, GA; her half sister, Mrs. Carry Bell (Harry) Mobley of Jacksonville, FL; her two aunts, Martha Riggs of Statesboro, GA and Margaret (Richard) Peyton of New Jersey; her very special friends, Philip Dickerson of Grovetown, GA, Brenda Foster of Atlanta, GA and Ashlee Sanders of Grovetown, GA; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous nephews, nieces and other family members and friends.
There will be no public viewing.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM, at Bulloch Memorial Gardens, US Hwy 80, Statesboro, Ga. Rev. Harry J. Tremble will be the eulogist.
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Final rites have been entrusted to Craig R. Tremble Funeral Homes, Inc., Statesboro Chapel, 238 West Main Street, Statesboro, GA
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