Gaila Ruth Edwards, 85, of Riverview, FL, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2019. She was born to Grover Cleveland and Ruby (nee Frady) Wilson on August 24, 1934 in Cincinnati, OH. In 1963, Gaila married James B Edwards, and he preceded her in death in 1985.
Gaila is survived by her beloved children; Taylor (Lydia Grace) Watson Burton Edwards and Marie (Eric Anthony) Young, grandchildren; Jacob Burton-Edwards, William Burton-Edwards, Jordan (Katlin) Young and Alexis (Mason Nettles) Young, and a great granddaughter, Avery Young.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 21 years, James B. Edwards, and siblings; John V. Wilson, Naomi Dixon, Bessie Sowder and Kenneth P. Wilson.
Gaila served as the nursery coordinator for Highland Ave Baptist Church for almost 50 years. She was truly passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with her community, family and friends. She loved the opportunity to welcome friends to her home, as the door was always open. She had a gracious spirit and used her gifts to act as a witness for Christ.
Funeral services will be held at 10am, on Saturday, November 9th, 2019, at the Highland Ave Baptist Church (6110 Highland Ave, 45216). Burial will take place at Spring Grove Cemetery. Memorial donations can be directed to Highland Ave Baptist Church (6110 Highland Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45216) and/or Bountiful Harvest (6110 Highland Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45216). Online condolences can be left at www.SpringGrove.org.
Highland Ave Baptist Church
Saturday, November 09, 2019