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Edna Workman

May 2, 1929 — January 9, 2023

Edna Workman died January 9 in the soft bed of her home with loved ones close.

She was born Edna Earl Walker May 2, 1929, in rural Iuka, Mississippi.

After her graduation from high school, she married her high school sweetheart, Milford Smith.  She now is Edna Earl Smith. They soon will be blessed with a home of their own and a lively son. But a tragic accident will take out of her life her husband and her son. Now alone in an empty home, she must rebuild her existence and her livelihood.

In these days of remaking, she grew in strength and endurance and in the beauty of a vital and compassionate character.

She cultivated an uprising career with South Central Bell, now AT&T.  But work is not her only journey; she meets Charles T. Workman, a professor at then Virginia Polytechnic Institute, now Virginia Tech.  They come to love the character wonders they see in each other, and that will likely give birth a dedicated life together.  She now will be known as Edna Smith Workman and they will have a son, Charles Edward Workman, who will in time’s ordination become a professor in the World Languages Department of Samford University. This marriage made in heaven will last 58 plus years, until her death parts them.

Survivors, in addition to her husband and son are his wife, Kimberly, grandson, Ethan; her brother William Walker and his wife, Debbie; and many nieces and nephews. Her life’s story is available on Amazon Books.

That we might be informed and assured of the destiny of Edna’s angelic soul, with our faith and her faith, we rely upon the gospel of Mark 12:25.

Graveside Services will be held Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 12:00PM at Jefferson Memorial Gardens.

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Gardens, Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham


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