Mrs. Cecil Welborn Edens, age 86 passed away on Friday afternoon July 20, 2012 at Morehead Nursing Center. A funeral service will be held 2 pm Sunday at Fair Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Overlook Cemetery.
Mrs. Edens was born October 21, 1925 in Surry County to the late Rue and Hattie Woods Welborn. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Draper and retired from Lasley's Clothing Store as a sales clerk.
Cecil was preceded in death by her son , Gary , brother, Phillip and sister, Wanda. She is survived by her half-sister, Sara Bramlette of Reidsville, and caregiver , Donna Gardner of Eden.
Visitation will be held following the service. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Rockingham County: 2150 NC 65, Reidsville, NC 27320.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com.
Please accept my condolences at the death of Cecil. She, my mother Velma Adkins, and Thala Lashley all worked for O'Mansky/Lashley's for many years and she was a friend to me during my growing up years. May God richly bless her family in this time of loss. Jimmy Adkins
So sorry to hear that Cecil passed. Cecil was such a pleasant and caring person.She is now joining her son Gary. My prayers are with the family.
Susan G Vernon
I am so sorry to see that Cecil has passed. She used to travel with me on bus tours. She was a very sweet lady and a joy to have on the trips. My prayers will be with the family.
Remembering Cecil and Gary, knowing they are together again. Remembering the family in my prayers.
Sarah Talley Pierce
Sorry to hear of Cecil's passing. She was a good friend to my mom. She will be missed!
So very sad to hear of Cecil's passing. I knew her as my mom's good friend and she was always so very wonderful to me as a child and even later. She was such a warm and gentle person and she will be missed.
Sad to hear Mrs. Edens passing. I knew Gary from years ago at Morehead High School and in Danville.
Both Cecil and Gary shared such a huge part in our childhood and adult life. Gary passed away SO young -- we think about him very often and remember so many good times. Cecil was a "Jewel." Gary loved her SO much and so did we. Thank goodness, we have so many photographs and memories. Cecil will never be forgotten. We are so happy they are now together.
Randy & Kathy Young