Della Holland Edwards

Della Holland Edwards

Surry , VA
12.29.1927 - 06.26.2020
Windsor, Virginia

Della Holland Edwards of Surry, Virginia passed away on June 26, 2020. Born December 29, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Vernon Atwood Holland and Ella Butler Holland. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, David S. Edwards; son David Wayne Edwards; siblings, Vernon Atwood Holland, Jr., Hilda Holland O’Berry, Joseph Holland, Grace Holland Brown, Charlie Holland, Anne Holland Rountree, Ray Holland, and Willard Holland.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Judith “Judy“Edwards Padgett (George), Donald Seward Edwards (Meredith), Earl Holland Edwards, Sr.; daughter-in-law, Jeanie Edwards; grandchildren, Karen Rochelle Lee, Earl Holland Edwards, Jr., David Andrew Edwards, Donald Rea Edwards, Meredith Edwards McNamee, George Hugh Padgett, III, Patrick Edwards, Timothy Aaron Edwards, Alexine McKenneley Edwards; and a host of great-grandchildren; siblings, Dorothy Holland Byrum, Russell Holland, Jean Holland Pavlina, Janie Holland Mountcastle, and Betty Holland O’Berry.

Della was a loving caring wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend to all. She worked as a waitress at the Surry House Restaurant for many years.  In her last years, she was cared for by the nursing home in Waverly. The family would like to thank the staff at Waverly, Betty Crocker, Evelyn Barlow, the Surry Helping Hands, and Jodi Boland. 

A graveside service will be held in Moore’s Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 11:00 am, by Rev. Billy Gardner. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to Moore’s Swamp Cemetery Fund c/o Janet Seward 5898 Beechland Rd., Elberon, VA 23846.   The family is being served by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel where condolences may be registered at

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Moore's Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery
2300 Runnymeade Rd.
Elberon, VA 23846
United States


Best mother-in-law one could every have!

Jeannie Edwards

While I find joy that you are with the Lord and reunited with loved ones, I will miss you dearly. You were a ray of sweet sunshine on this earth and peace flowed from you to all who had the pleasure of knowing you. Thank you for being my wonderful “Grandma”. Give Dad and Papa a kiss from me.

Meredith Edwards McNamee

Aunt Della, I'm thankful of the memories of you and your family even though most were a long time ago, like the Surry farm home you and Uncle David had for your children, my cousins, that included a smokehouse with delicious hams hanging, a little newborn colt frolicking with it's mother in the field, the many chickens running around my feet and cats purring about! Those were the days! And I'm so glad I have those and other great ones not so distance. Thank you for being a great Aunt like you were a mother! God bless, rest in eternal peace.

Kerry Byrum

Used to stay every summer with Aunt Della and Uncle David and hang out with David Jr. aka Tick when I was younger. I used to cry every time when it was time to go back to Indiana.
Bless your loving soul aunt Della, you truly will be missed.

Debbie Brown Slanec

Della was a lovely lady. Deepest sympathy to the family for such a loss.

Charlotte Ann

I am so sorry for your loss. May God provide you comfort in the coming days.

Beatrice Thomas Ray

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