Edith Jewell Meredith died Sunday, October 6, 2019, at the age of 92.
Born May 26, 1927, in Ohio, her family moved to Browns, Alabama, in her early childhood. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Orrville High School. She married John Meredith, known as Sonny, also from Orrville, once he returned from Germany and graduated from high school.
She supported Sonny with various jobs until he graduated from Auburn University, then was a full-time homemaker. After her children left home, she was employed in numerous capacities within the Alabama State Parks system, where Sonny was a State Park Superintendent.She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Guntersville, easily recognized in the congregation through her observance of the female tradition of wearing a hat to church on Sunday.
For many years, she and Sonny attended every Auburn football game, traveling through out the Southeast to cheer on the Auburn Tigers. Her adventurous spirit and love of travel led her and Sonny all over the world, including China, Australia, and Russia.
She is survived by her brother, George; daughter, Amy (Mike); son, John; grandsons, John, Jacob (Nakita), and Jay; two great-granddaughters; and one great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sonny, and her sister, Joan.
A memorial service was held Friday at the First Baptist Church of Guntersville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children’s Hospital in Birmingham.