Nellie Vernell Edmonds

February 17, 1928 - October 9, 2018
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Nellie Vernell Edmonds, 90, of Columbus, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at her residence.  A celebration of life will be held at Vance-Brooks Funeral Home, 4048 Macon Road, Columbus, GA on Friday, October 12, 2018 beginning at 2:00 p.m. (EST) with Pastor Bill Purvis officiating.  The committal service will take place at …
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Jeff left a message on April 21, 2019:
My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Edmonds family during this time of bereavement. The Bible teaches thatВ  " there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteousness."-Acts 24:15.
VScott left a message on October 16, 2018:
       My condolences to the Edmonds family and friends. It is a painful thing to lose a precious love one in death, regardless of how long they have lived. It pains our loving Heavenly Father, too. He did not purpose his human family to grow old and die but purpose us to live and enjoy life. It is still his purpose (Psalms 37:11, 29). He calls death an enemy that will be removed forever__1 Corinthians 15:26 “The last enemy, death, will be brought to nothing”; Isaiah 25:8. He promised to awaken our love ones in the memorial tombs from asleep in death__ Hosea 13:14 “From the power of the Grave I will redeem them; from death I will recover them.” He promised to reverse the aging process__ Job 33:24,25 “Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor.” What a delight it will be to see them again to enjoy life as our Creator purposed (Psalms 145:16)! Allow these words to keep comforting all of you.
Expression of Sympathy left a message on October 11, 2018:
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GERALD AN EUNICE WEEMS left a message on October 11, 2018:
I offer my heart felt love an sympathy for your family at this side ti.MAY GOD BLESS AN KEEP YOU.
Rebecca and Donnie Proctor left a message on October 11, 2018:
She was a wonderful lady. She loved everyone and was always there for others. She will be truly missed. A great loss for us but a great celebration above.
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We will always Love you and miss you Grandma. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Daniel, Melissa, Liv, & Emmett Edmonds

Loryn Purvis left a message on October 10, 2018:
There is so much to say and not nearly enough time and space to say it. My heart is broken over the loss of my one-of-a-kind Grannie. She was the strongest woman I know- full of love and grace, hopeful, faithful, and selfless to the end. Her family was everything to her. She spent HUNDREDS of Saturdays at the ballpark in sweltering heat to cheer for her boys, and then later for my sister and me. My friends and teammates all knew her well, and could count on an encouraging word from her after the game. Growing up, my sister and I spent summers with her and had slumber parties regularly. She would buy tickets for the 3 of us to special shows at the Civic Center, grab a carry-out pizza, and we’d enjoy a picnic in her car before the event. She made trips to K-Mart a blast, making a pillow pallet in the shopping cart and letting me and Chelsey ride through the store with new teddy bears and toboggans. She picked me up from Columbus High in her old Buick, and quickly switched seats with me so I could practice driving all the way home. She loved to share with people that she was one of the first people to hear about BJ when I was in 10th grade, and me telling her, “Grannie, I think he likes me.” My senior year of high school we spent hours together making a beautiful quilt for my senior project. She had never (seriously) quilted before, but eagerly agreed to be my mentor (sorry Magnet program) and we learned together and built a treasure chest of memories. What a blessing it is for me to have that tangible piece of her with me forever.

She told me a year after BJ and I got married to make sure I told my kids one day how much their Great Grannie would love them. I told her she would need to tell them herself, because there was no way I could imagine a world where she wouldn’t meet my kids. I’m so grateful I was right! Kellan and Allie knew their Grannie well, and already loved her beyond what I could have ever hoped for.
I was able to FaceTime her last week on her last good day. It was 6am on the west coast so I was fresh out of bed with a bun on the top of my head. I cried and cried and probably totally freaked her out, but she was reassuring and calming. She even cracked a joke at the end and told me not to let her catch me with my hair like that again.
All of of our hearts are broken and heavy, but we are so grateful for the simple treasure of her life well spent. We will be living in the blessing of her fruit for the rest of our lives. I could write for days and days and never scratch the surface of who my Grannie was and how this world, and my life, is better because she was in it. She was the salt of the earth. She is proof that status and privilege mean nothing- that family and faith are everything.
I love you my sweet, sweet Grannie. Don’t you ever forget it.
Moore left a message on October 10, 2018:
My sincere condolences to the family at this time of loss. Even Jesus wept at the loss of a loved loved one. Please draw comfort from the scriptural promises at Acts 24:15 and Rev 21:3, 4 knowing that God cannot lie (Isaiah 46:10, 11).
Vance Brooks left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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