Gladys Fields Edwards

Gladys Fields Edwards

October 15, 2022, 86, Goldsboro –

Gladys Fields Edwards, 86, exchanged her earthly life for the splendor of seeing her Lord face-to-face on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Gladys was born in Greene County to the late John and Minnie Stanley Fields on April 22, 1936. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry “Bill” Edwards; granddaughter, Shawn Criswell Gossett; and several brothers and sisters.

Gladys served her Lord and Savior for many years at Madison Avenue Baptist Church. Not only was she a faithful member, she also shared her gifts and talents with the altar guild. The flowers were always perfectly arranged for the altar, giving her best to the Lord.

Her love for flowers carried over to her home. She enjoyed gardening and taking care of her yard. The opportunity to plant and nurture brought her great joy. Nurture was one of the most valued treasures she offered to others. From the altar guild to her garden, to the food placed on her table, everything was done with her special touch.

Gladys was able to spread her joy and excitement during Christmas. For her, it really was the most wonderful time of the year. The family would gather and she would love on them and feed them well. She had such an impact on her family, her great-grandchildren named her “Great Gladys”. Great at loving them she was.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 21, 2022, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate Gladys’ life at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Adam Street and Rev. Glenn Phillips officiating. Interment will be on Monday, October 24, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the Eastern North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Goldsboro.

Gladys is survived by her daughter, Iva Kimbrough of Goldsboro; son, John Edwards of Zebulon; step-daughter, Melba Anderson of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Jeanette K. Lopez (Jerry), Brandon Kimbrough (Brittany), Alyssa Kimbrough (Landon Digh), J.T. Edwards (Chasity) and Philip Bohannon; great-grandchildren, Lucas Lopez, Henry Lopez, Anya Kimbrough, Elizabeth Kimbrough, Gavin Kimbrough, Amber Schwenk, and Carol Ann Edwards; brother, Elmer Fields; sister, Judy Price; and several nieces and nephews she loved very much. They were all her favorites!

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be given to the charity of one’s choice.

Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at