December 25, 1919 - March 20, 2015
Aunt Jo's Eulogy Josephine Edwards...Aunt Jo...personified the spirit of a true Christian. She treated everyone well, always willing to help those in need and never spoke ill of anyone. Her sweetness, sense of humor, gentleness and love made her a delight to be around. She had great humility - never taking herself too seriously and often laughing at herself as she shared stories about her everyday experiences. Aunt Jo always had a positive outlook on life, knowing that whatever happened, it would turn out fine. Her honesty, and then trust that everyone would be as honest as she, made her who she was - never pretentious, never insincere...and always welcoming. Visiting with her was a complete joy. At family gatherings you knew where Aunt Jo was - and that was wherever the laughter was coming from. Everyone looked forward to seeing her and she looked forward to seeing everyone. One sister, four brothers, (and the respective in-laws) and 10 nephews and 6 nieces - she touched us all in ways we will always remember. It is impossible to think of Aunt Jo and not smile or feel inspired by her love of life. Her spirit, her generosity, her encouragement, and her forgiveness were irreproachable. Her baklava was irreproachable as well. Just the thought of her baking would make your mouth water: Baklava, Scottish Tea Cookies, Coconut Cake, Corn Fritters, and of course - the 1-2-3-4 Cake. Always perfectly made and perfectly presented...and wonderful to eat. Then there was her sense of fashion - always with style, brightness, class, and cheerfulness. I remember my grandmother saying how much my Uncle Tom loved to take her out and show her off. She took such pride in her appearance - and she was beautiful, inside and out. Coco Chanel said "A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous." Aunt Jo was classy and fabulous. We love you Aunt Jo, and will miss you.