Mrs. Barbara Jo Edwards, age 77, of Lyerly, Georgia, passed away Friday, March 13, 2020, at her home.

Mrs. Edwards was born on October 20, 1942, in Summerville, Georgia, daughter of the late Jessie Joe Grigsby and Archie and Venice Smallan. She was a graduate of Lyerly High School, Rome Beauty School, and also attended college at Freed-Hardeman University and Floyd College. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Edwards was employed with Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Factory for more than 20 years. She and her husband, Herbert, enjoyed traveling. They visited numerous National Parks and most of the 50 United States. Mrs. Edwards had several hobbies. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crafting, and spending time with her family, especially her grand and great-grandchildren. Her parents, her husband, and special grandmother, Margie Ann Fuller, preceded Mrs. Edwards in death.

Survivors include her daughter, Karen Browning, and her husband, Teddy, Lyerly; twin sons, Kenneth Edwards and Kevin Edwards, both of Lyerly; grandchildren, Kristofer Browning, and his wife, Kellee, Marietta, Joey Browning, and his wife, Courtney, Dahlonega, Katie Tucker, and her husband, Eric, Lyerly, Lauren Edwards, Lyerly, and Seth Edwards, and his wife, Bridget, Lyerly; great-grandchildren, Dixie Edwards and Kenzie Edwards, both of Menlo, Lashley Day and Deacon Lively, both of Lyerly, Kole Browning, Marietta, Ella Tucker and Kyle Tucker, both of Lyerly, and Eleanor Browning, Dahlonega; sisters, Vicki Smallan, Lyerly, and Peggy Johnston, Lafayette; nieces and nephews

The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 25, 2020, from 1 until 2 pm at the family’s outdoor property at 1004 Smallen Road, Lyerly, Georgia 30730. A memorial service will follow at 2 pm.  Mrs. Edwards was cremated, according to her wishes.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Edwards to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, makes this announcement for the family.