October 3, 1938 - September 16, 2020
Mrs. Celia Ann Edwards Harding, age 81, a resident of Chocowinity, NC died Wednesday September 16, 2020 at her home with family at her side.
A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday September 19, 2020 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington officiated by Pastor Phillip Hayes.
The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.
Mrs. Harding was born in Beaufort County on October 3, 1938, daughter of the late John Robert Edwards, Sr., and the late Mimcie Mills Edwards. She was a graduate of Chocowinity High School and continued her education at East Carolina College where completed she her bachelor's degree in business education. On October 19, 1957 she married William Robert "Bobby" Harding who preceded her in death on December 12, 1998. She and her family worshiped at Second Baptist Church of Washington. Mrs. Harding worked at several places but her love for family led her to be a homemaker. She volunteered at Vidant Beaufort Hospital and enjoyed the activities at the Senior Citizen Center of Washington.
Survivors include her children: Robert Blake Harding and his wife Connie, and Sue H. Gurley and her husband Dennis, all of Chocowinity; two sisters: Jane Worsley of Washington and Madlyn Perry of Chocowinity; a beloved brother in law: Bobby Perry of Chocowinity, and four grandchildren: Taylor Diane Harding of Aberdeen, Christopher Allen Lemay and his wife C.J. of Washington, Robert Blake Lemay of Chocowinity and Miels Jacob Lemay of Danville, IL. She was predeceased along with her parents by a brother: John Robert Edwards Jr., brother in law: William "Billy" Worsley, and a sister in law Janie Rawls Edwards.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.paulfunerlhome.com
Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Harding family.
Saturday, September 19
Pamlico Memorial Gardens
161 Avon Ave.
Washington, NC 27889