Margaret Sheldon Edwards

Published 10:15pm Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Margaret Sheldon Edwards passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 9, 2012.

Margaret Edwards

She was born on May 22, 1918 to William and Edith Sheldon in Manchester, England, the United Kingdom. She was the seventh of 14 children.  She grew up in Manchester and married her childhood sweetheart.

During World War II, she survived “The Blitz” and was an air raid shelter monitor. After the war, she and her husband and four children immigrated to Canada and then to the United States, settling in Savannah, Ga. in the mid 1950s.

When her youngest child entered school, Margaret got a job at the Bargain Corner Grocery Store, a precursor to the warehouse grocery stores of today. She worked her way up from cashier to office administrator.

In 1972, she and her husband applied for and were hired as managers/caretakers of Grove Point Plantation, which was used as a business retreat by Great Dane Trailer Corporation. Through the years, they turned it into a “destination” for many Great Dane customers and clients who not only enjoyed the fine dining, oyster roasts, and atmosphere created by the two, but also enjoyed hearing stories from “Lady Margaret” and “Sir Charles,” as they were affectionately called, about their experiences during the war.

Upon retirement, they built a home in Saluda, where they lived for a number of years before moving back to Savannah.

Upon the death of her husband and youngest daughter, Margaret moved to Germantown, Tenn. to be near her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a vivacious and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be sorely missed by family and friends.

Margaret was predeceased by all her siblings, her parents, her husband, Charles Edwards, and youngest daughter Lesley Edwards Thomas. She is survived by her daughter, Carole Hinely-Fegley (Jim) of Collierville, Tenn., her son Derek C. Edwards (Kathrine) of Savannah, Ga., and daughter, Susan E. Reid (Walter) of Eastman, Ga., three grandchildren, Kimberly R. B. Orr (Steven) of Olive Branch, MS, Kevin S. Baltier (Rhonda) of Collierville, Tenn., and Geoffrey D. Edwards of Atlanta, Ga., and two great grandchildren, Creighton and Christian Baltier.

Her body was cremated. There will be a graveside service for interment of ashes at a later date in Greenwich Cemetery in Savannah, Ga. The family would like to thank Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center and Methodist Hospice for their kind and loving support.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial gift to Page Robbins at www.pagerobbins.org, Methodist Hospice at secureforms.methodisthealth.org/apps-methodist/donation/, or a charity of their choice.  Collierville Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Please visit www.dignitymemorial.com/collierville-funeral-hime/en-us/index.page to express condolences.

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