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Virginia "Ginger" (Garretson) Edwards

March 16, 1963 ~ September 25, 2021 (age 58)


Virginia “Ginger” (Garretson) Edwards, 58, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021 in Shawnee. 

She was born March 16, 1963 to Carl Franklin Garretson and Barbara Ann (Henry) Garretson-Webb. 

Ginger was raised in Oklahoma City, Tecumseh and Macomb.  She graduated with the class of 1981 from Macomb High School. 

She married Benjamin Edwards on September 16, 1989 in Tecumseh, Oklahoma. 

Ginger was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Tecumseh. 

She worked several years at Early Headstart and Granny’s Stephens.  Ginger was a published poet and loved her family. 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mason and Ressie Garretson, Betty Jane Wiley; her father, Carl Franklin Garretson; mother, Barbara Ann (Henry) Garretson-Webb; mother and father-in-law, Luther and Ruth Edwards; great-nephew, Franklin James Mallory; several aunts, uncles and in-laws. 

Survivors include her husband, Benjamin Edwards of the home; sons, Robert and Rebecca Edwards of Shawnee, OK, Richard Edwards of Midwest City, OK, and Darrell Edwards of Tecumseh, OK; daughters, Lisa and Joe Harvey of Shawnee, OK, Cheyanna Schlottman of Midland, TX and Brad Schlottman of Tecumseh, OK, Rylie Edwards of Shawnee, OK, Zoey Edwards of Tecumseh, OK and Makayla Edwards of Tecumseh, OK; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sisters, Karla and Russell Grubbs of Macomb, OK and Robin and Kenny Waldroupe of Tecumseh, OK; several nieces, nephews, adopted children, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 

Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 30, 2021 and continue through service time.  Service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 1, 2021 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Jacobson, Snyder First Baptist Church and Reverend Mack Peercy, Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Tecumseh officiating.  Burial will follow at Old Moral Cemetery in Tribbey, OK under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh. Please join the celebration of Virginia’s life through Cooper Funeral Home’s Facebook page for live streaming of the service. 

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September 30, 2021

9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Cooper Funeral Home
210 W. Walnut
Tecumseh, OK 74873

Funeral Service
October 1, 2021

2:00 PM
Cooper Funeral Home Chapel
210 W. Walnut
Tecumseh, OK 74873

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