Dearest Friend & Family,
Our beloved, Mrs. Irene J. Edge, passed away on December 14, 2022, at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in Americus, GA, she was 82. We welcome friends and family to leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on the memorial page of Mrs. Irene J. Edge to show support.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M., Friday, December 23, 2022, at Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Burial will follow at Union Hill A.M.E. Church Cemetery, Spivey Street, Ellaville, Georgia.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
She was loved and cherished and is survived by loving Husband Mr. Eddie James “EJ” Edge, dedicated Son Mr. Jeffrey J. Jimpson, Step-Daughter Ella Jordan (Lance), Step-Son Hiawatha Phleps (Miska), her brother Mr. Robert Storey, her sisters Mrs. Ella Pearl Williamson and Mrs. Eva Mae Stephenson, several grandchildren Mrs. Jakendra & Kevin Moss, Jeffrey J. Jimpson Jr., Jaden Jeovianna J. Jimpson, Jace Ja’mere Jimpson and former Daughter In-Law Ms. Kimberly J. Roach, Elexius R. Edwards , Tyler Roach and Syquan Hudson, along with a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was born May 11, 1941, in Ellaville, GA and is predeceased by her parents Mr. Bennie & Eva Storey, her (late Husband) Mr. Herbert F. Jimpson, her sister Una B. Storey, her brother Mr. Franklin & Mrs. Helen Storey, her brother Leonard Storey.
She earned her education at John Lewis. After retiring, she was called to become a Minister of Music (Pianists) for several local churches for a span of 30 years, spreading the word of GOD.
She was active in the political process for equal rights for all people. After the untimely passing of her late-husband Mr. Herbert F. Jimpson, she was a devoted mother rearing her son.
She loved math, reading, writing, singing, gardening, playing the piano and praising the Lord. She welcomed all and gave her time, compassion and advice to those in need.
Mrs. Irene as she was called, married the honorable and loving Mr. Eddie James “EJ” Edge, where they shared their life together creating laughter and great music together as to which she was called to become a Minister of Music (Pianists) for several local churches and Magnolia Manor Nursing homes for a span of 30 years, spreading the word of GOD.
We encourage you to share your memories and/or comments.
Family Home Addresses
Mr. Irene & EJ Edge
5749 GA Hwy 26 East
Ellaville, GA 31806
Mr. Jeffrey J. Jimpson
383 Third Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30079-1717