Lora Lucille Edwards of Henderson passed away on May 30, 2021 at Henderson Health and Rehabilitation. Services were held by Terry Edwards, Tom Childers, and Billy Smith at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 2. Burial was in Henderson City Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home beginning at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers or any other charitable gifts that one desires to give in her honor, the families ask that you give towards the Edwards Endowed Chair of Bible at Freed-Hardeman University at www.theedwardslegacy.com
She was born on July 1, 1932 to Roy and Dorothy Young. She worked for many years as a secretary and receptionist for Phillips Petroleum Company in Bartlesville, Okla.
She was a lifelong member of the church of Christ and for the last 23 years of her life, a very active member of the Finger Church of Christ in Finger.
Lora married Earl Edwards on Jan. 2, 1988.
She was a noted soloist and singer for weddings and theater productions and had a passion for music. She was a member and past president of the Freed-Hardeman National Associates. She organized the Associates fashion show for many years, which became the Victorian Tea Party. She had a deep empathy for people and was the first one to lend a listening ear, always the first to feel the pain of others.
She is survived by her loving husband, Earl Edwards of Henderson; by two sons, James Eddington Majors, Jr. of Rogers, Ark., and Daniel Royce Majors of Oklahoma City, Okla.; her stepson, Terry Lynn (Kim) Edwards of Wetumpka, Ala.; a stepdaughter, Karen Denise (Daniel) Drew of Houston, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren who loved her dearly.
She was preceded in death by a son, Joel Wayne Majors.