Born: April 30, 1965 - Deceased: December 2, 2023
Patricia A. Edwards returned to our Heavenly Father on the 2 of December 2023, peacefully, and surrounded by family and friends in her home. After a 2-year courageous battle with cancer. She was born Patricia Ann Papillion in Hendersonville, North Carolina on 30 April 1965 to Albert J. Pappillion and Margret Ruth (Baldwin) Papillion, and they were waiting to receive Her.
She is Survived by her Loving Husband of 13 Years Michael (Mike) Edwards Sr., her older Brother Aarron (AJ) Papillion who was with her to the end and fulfilling his obligation to his parents to look after her and showing amazing support. He will always be my brother. Patricia was a Matriarch to 5 Children and to 3 stepchildren, Michael Edwards Jr. and Christine, Nicole (Edwards) Larsen and Damien, Jeffery Edwards and Bonnie, Rebecca Reitmeyer and Brian, and Kevin Edwards and Paul Bunch, Christina (Nail) Hansen and Cliff, Michael Nail. And Cindy Montgomery and Troy. As well as 5 grandchildren Hope Capps, Dylan Edwards, Bailey Edwards, Faith Capps, and Zachary Reitmeyer. And one great grandchild Leland Matthew Edwards II.
Patricia has worked in several fields throughout her life she had a love for animals and woodwork and was amazing with both. We were together 24/7 we never fought and never fell out of Love. She was compassionate and always willing to help someone in need.
Caring for Patricia was the highest honor and privilege of my life she was always sweet and never cross even in some of her darkest moments of our battle. Events unfolded the way she hoped it would. Our hearts are full of Joy we ask that you share the love of this event by not being sad for us. A verse from 2 Timothy 4:7 – I have fought the good fight I have finished the race, and I kept the faith. Patricia went on her terms not cancer’s she never ost her Faith or her spirit – Check Mate Cancer! The Love and support have been tremendous.
I want Thank the 3 Cousins as they became to be known as, Cindy Crawford, Jane Hathaway and Tiffany Jameson, Your Visits meant the world to her, and Cindy and her Husband made sure Patricia was able to see her beloved Blue Ridge Mountains one last time.
There are some other members of our (adopted) family I would like to acknowledge Kyle and Laura Kombrink mere words cannot express my gratitude you were in the trenches with us right from the get-go. I Love you guys, Jamie and Perry Luna and their 2 kids, Nathen and Jayden. Your love and support help carry us through until the end and Jamie, Patricia felt in her heart that you were the daughter she never was able to have.
Patricia will be remembered in a small private Celebration of Life. She requested if you wanted to show love and support to please do so by making a donation to 2nd Chance Animal Rescue in Vandalia Illinois.