ALBANY -- Toni Lynne Edwards, 55 of Doerun, GA died Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Willson Hospice House. Memorial service will be held Friday at 10:30 AM at the Youth Worship Center at Gillionville Baptist Church. Rev. Tony Haefs will officiate.

A native of Tarrant County, TX, Ms. Edwards grew up in Miami, FL and graduated from Coral Gables High School in 1975. She moved to Albany, GA in 1981 and love to do arts & crafts, any kind of yard work dealing with plants and go fishing and camping when she could. She was employed with Merry Acres Landscaping. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Goldberg and Anna Baker Goldberg and a sister, Teri Berschig.

Toni's wishes were for people attending the service that they come as they are blue jeans and t-shirts. No dark colors, for we are celebrating her new life where she is pain free.

Survivors include her daughter, Carrie Bennett and her husband, Chris, three grandchildren, Abigail Wynn, Hannah Bennett and Elisabeth Bennett and a niece, Connie Lynne Berschig.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Gillionville Baptist Church, 4614 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31721.

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