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Catherine Edmonds

Catherine Hill Edmonds

Saturday, September 7th, 1935 - Sunday, December 13th, 2020
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Catherine Hill Edmonds, beloved daughter of the late James Ernest Hill and Margie Williams Hill, was born on September 7, 1935 in Cashville, Virginia. She quietly slipped away from this earthly life on December 13, 2020 at her residence in Onancock, Virginia.

Catherine was educated in the Accomack County Public Schools and was a graduate of Mary N. Smith High School. Upon graduation, she joined the workforce, first assisting her husband with his business ventures. Then she became a nurse’s assistant and lastly as a personal caregiver.

In 1970, Catherine married the love of her life, John Herman Edmonds. They shared forty years of marriage until his demise in 2010.

Catherine was a faithful and dedicated member of Glorious Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. in Onancock, Virginia. She dedicated her life to serving the Lord and her church. Catherine was a member of the Pastor’s Aide, Church Building Fund committee, Missionary, and was also the church secretary. Of all the ministries she served, Catherine will be famously remembered for her service in the church’s kitchen. She prepared delicious and heart-warming meals every Thursday and Friday for countless years. It brought her great joy to prepare hearty dishes for the community and also to raise funds to continue the upbuilding of God’s Kingdom.

In her leisure, Catherine enjoyed fellowshipping with her family and friends. Annually, she would join her family on their family vacation aboard a cruise line.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Geraldine Hill and two brothers, Robert Hill and Roland Hill.

Catherine leaves to cherish her fond memories her adopted daughter, Barbara Collins of Pocomoke City, MD; two adopted grandchildren, Bryon A. Collins of San Diego, CA and Kim L. Collins of Salisbury, MD; four sisters, Margie Hill of Parkslely, VA, Bertha Bratten of Melfa, VA, Rosemary Hill of Onancock, VA, and Elizabeth Mumford of Pocomoke City, MD; two brothers, Bishop R. W. Hill of Newport News, VA and Wilbert Hill of NC; three stepdaughters, Eva Mae Marks of Atlanta, GA, Joan Wilson of Pungoteague, VA, and C. Reneta Major of Painter, VA; one stepson, Lawrence “Lonnie” Bailey of Fredericksburg, VA; four step-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

I pray that you're all settled now inside your heavenly home
God must have needed one more Angel and that's why you are gone
I will never forget the talks that you and I have had
The advice that you've given me when you knew I was being bad
You always had a smile and a song in your heart
And cooking those church dinners you have surely left your mark
We won't forget your cooking but we most remember your love
And the Praise you gave Jesus as he sat up above
Looking down on your walk as you traveled through this life
You were a mother figure to many and an outstanding wife
You go ahead and rest now for you have run Your long race
I only pray you got your wish and that's to see your saviors face
No one will ever call the name Kesha quite like you
I wish you could call it one more time so I could tell you that I love you
The hole you left in our hearts we could never fill this void
But we all find comfort in knowing that you are resting with the Lord
I will always carry you in my heart Aunt Catherine
Love your niece Kesha
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  • Private Funeral Service

    Saturday, December 19th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, December 19th, 2020 1:00pm
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc.
    24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
    Accomac, VA 23301
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    In light of the evolving situation with COVID-19 virus, we are making adjustments to adapt to the current health emergency. In order to reduce the spread of the virus in our community, we are limiting the public’s access to our facility. We will continue to serve our families with the utmost dignity, as well as maintain the safety guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
    We have received notification of the Governor’s Executive Order Sixth Amended Number Sixty-Seven (2020) and Order of Public Health Emergency Seven, which imposes the following restriction:
    Effective Midnight, Sunday, November 15, 2020, all public and private in person gatherings of 25 or more individuals are prohibited. This includes outdoor and indoor settings.
    In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order, Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc. will comply and hold all services private until further notice. We will not have any public viewings. In an effort to accommodate family and friends, we are posting photos and the funeral/graveside service video of your loved ones on their respective Book of Memory pages on our website, www.cooperandhumbles.com. This will allow you to have a lasting memory picture and attend the service virtually. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time and as soon as this matter is resolved, we will resume our normal practices.
    Bishop R. W. Hill
  • Interment

    Saturday, December 19th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, December 19th, 2020 1:00pm
    Fairview Lawn Cemetery
    Hill St.
    ONANCOCK, VA 23417
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Betty Godwin Glasgow

Posted at 10:10pm
I'd like to express my heartfelt condolences to the Hill family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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Carrie Lessene

Posted at 10:08pm
Aunt Catherine....Rest in Peace ....
a woman of faith, love , and integrity. You have been a beacon in my life....leading an exemplary life...the life of a virtuous woman .You cared for my grandmother and even my grandfather until their deaths when it was not expected of you. You have been someone I have looked up to since my early years spending summers with you and my grandparents in Virginia. As a woman of faith you always lived what you believed and spoke, no exceptions. Thank you for your commitment, encouragement, and grace. You will always be in my heart.♥️

Jo Bundick Hearne

Posted at 12:09pm
Galatians 5: 22-25
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."
Catherine was filled to overflowing with the fruit of the Spirit and joyfully shared these gifts with anyone in her presence. God's spirit surrounded her. She was positive, uplifting and loving to those who were fortunate enough to be under her care. She was a big part of our family when she tended my aunt for several years. With tears flowing, she told me that she'd never ever take care another senior because the pain was too great when they passed. But....after a few months of my aunt's death, she was caring for others. She had passionate need share her God given strength and faith. She was one of our "earthly angels" and I know for sure that she's now in Heaven, dancing with Jesus and preparing to lift praise and thanksgiving as she welcomes the King of Kings on Christmas morning!
Our family's prayers for peace and healing as Catherine's family, loved ones and friends gather to celebrate her life....and to remember this special Woman of Faith.
And all God's people said..... Amen
Jo Bundick Hearne

Shelly Johnson

Posted at 09:42pm
Sister Catherine was a beautiful soul. One that was faithful until the end. I am encouraged by her faith and love for God and service to the Kingdom. We pray for all you everyday. May God's sovereign peace help you endure. Love you all.

Deac. Dwayne and Shelly J.

Mother Campbell

Posted at 11:16am
With heartfelt condolences, From Elder Reginald Cook & Saints- The Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, Williamsburg, Va. 23188
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