Harriett E. Parsons Edwards, 72, of Summerville, lost her battle with cancer on August 6, 2022, surrounded by her family at her home in Summerville, SC. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Edward L. Edwards; daughters, Rebecca E. Gray (Don) and Frankie Watson (Jeff); grandchildren, Ashley Gray, Rhett Gray, Bonnie Gray, Grady Watson, and Maggie Watson; siblings, Larry Thomas, Bert Parsons, Lynn Duke, Mary Jordan, Jodie Parsons; and numerous nieces and nephews. Harriett was born on February 25, 1950, at her family’s farm in Williamsburg County. She was a graduate of Williamsburg High School and The Baptist College at Charleston in 1972 with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. While at Baptist College, Harriett served as yearbook editor and was chosen as Miss Baptist College of 1969 to 1970. She also received a Masters of Arts in teaching and a Masters in Guidance from The Citadel. Her career at Summerville High School began in 1972 and lasted for the next 25 years. She also was a guidance counselor at Gregg Middle School and Rolling’s School of the Arts for 8 years. A longtime member of Summerville Baptist Church, Harriett worked with various Sunday school classes, GA’s, Acteens, youth group, building committee, flower committee, and the living Christmas tree. She also worked extensively with the Dorchester County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention, the Just Say No, Red Ribbon Week, as well as acting as teen institute sponsor. She cherished the sisterhood and service as a forty two year charter member of the Alpha Tau Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher’s Sorority. She traveled to five international conventions, served on numerous state committees as chairperson as well as two years as Chapter President. She was predeceased in death by her parents, Albert. E Parsons Sr., Mae Belle Williamson Parsons, and Virginia Thornall Parsons. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 12, 2022, at 12 o’clock noon at Summerville Baptist Church. The family will receive friends an hour before the service. Burial will follow in Summerville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in honor of Harriett to the Harriett Parsons Edwards ADK Scholarship Fund, c/o Ann Riley, 106 Live Oak Road, Summerville, SC 29485 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home, 130 West 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483

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Posted on: 2022-08-10

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