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Eldress Ossie Bell Spells Edwards

July 21, 1948 — June 29, 2023


Eldress Ossie Bell Spells Edwards, age 74, of 4526 Yank Road, Wilson, North Carolina transitioned on Thursday, June 29, 2023. A celebration of her life and legacy will be Sunday, July 9, 2023 at 2 pm at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Bishop L.N. Forbes St., Wilson, NC.  Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

A public viewing will be Saturday, July 8, 2023 from 2 pm to 4 pm at Carrons Funeral Home, 726 S. Tarboro St., Wilson.  There will be an inspirational wake on Saturday, July 8 from 6 pm to 8 pm at St. Paul Church, 4133 Frank Price Church Rd., Wilson.  The family will be receiving friends at 7551 Tedder Road, Lucama, NC and will assemble there at 1 pm on Sunday in preparation for the funeral procession.

Loving and lasting memories are left to be cherished by two daughters, Connie Edwards Frazier (Chris) of Lucama, NC and Lisa Edwards Tyson (James) of Wilson, NC; nine sisters, Josephine Spells, Stephanie Artis, Bessie Barnes, Tonya Sauls, Carolyn Linda Spells, Carolyn Sauls, Cynthia Richardson (Rudolph), Ernestine Sauls, and Debbie Hilliard; six brothers, Minister Purcell Spells, Jr. (Barbara), Ricky Spells (Pamela), Van Spells, Dr. Jimmie Sauls (Carol), Calvin Sauls, and Billie Sauls; four grandchildren whom she adored, La’Kyla Edwards and Emoni Tyson of Wilson, NC, Jamal Frazier of Winston-Salem, NC, and Jaeda Frazier of Lucama, NC; several great grandchildren, Jaden, Tristian, Khloe, Keegan, and Bailee; three aunts, Eldress Mattie Clay of Wilson, NC, Emma Rose and Lola Walker of Durham, NC;  one sister-in-law, Wanda Jones of Greenville, NC; one godson, Elder Albert Daughtridge; three goddaughters, Renee Dickerson, Joyce Dickerson, and Janice Davis; one god- grandson, Kyler Williams; one god granddaughter, Infinity Jones; a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends, including very special friends, Sarah Strickland, Prophetess Ellen Murray, Deborah Pender, Rosa Wilson, Judy Holland, and Nancy Durham. 

Please remember the Edwards family in your prayers.  Condolences may be directed to or faxed to 252.237.0120.  They may also be emailed to

Professional and caring service has been entrusted to Carrons Funeral Home, "The Willing Friend".

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