Olga T. Edwards Dies in California

Olga T. Edwards died on Tuesday, July 31, in California at the age of 86. She was a former beautician, “Olga’s Beauty Salon” 1968-2001.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lorette Thomas; father, Charles Lake; son, Mitchel Edwards; sister, Helen Lake; nephew, Jeanpierre Carty; and stepdaughter, Cassilla Hamlet.

She is survived by her husband, John Irvin Edwards; daughters: Sharon Edwards-Hodgson and Earlyn Edwards; stepson, Irvin Edwards; brothers: Winston Carty and Clarence Lake; son-in-law, Karl Hodgson; grandchildren: Sean Harrigan, Arisha Edwards, Ebony Thompkins, LeAnna-Lewis Parris, Troi Williams, Ashime Harrigan and Aaliyah Ambrose; and great-grandchildren: Khyren Ross, Kharizma Thompkins and Khamden Thompkins.

Affectionately remembering her also are nieces: Jennifer Jeffrey, Nadine Blackman, Cassandra Royer-Wilson, Tessa Mitchelie Alston, Jozaine Carty Roberts, Keysha Carty Hill, Carla and Claudette Edwards; nephews: Conrad Carty and Craig Donawa; sisters-in-law: Mary Carty, Claudette Lake, Iola Josiah, Kathleen Brooks, Veronica Edwards, Jean Edwards and Genvieve Edwards; and brothers-in-law: Kenneth Edwards and Patrick Edwards.

Other survivors include special and close friends: Eileen Harrigan, Gloria Fabian, Mavis Malone, Ada Bonelli, Mr. and Mrs. Eclan David, Ida Dawson, Doris Henneman, Genvieve Donovan, Leona Moore, Millicent “Gimpie” Coats, Hortense Fraizer, Ralph Laster, Dr. Mauricio Castillo and his wife Ethel, and Rosario Valenzuela; special cousins: Icford Warner, Genny Smalls, Avon Phillips, Veronica James and Fitzroy Jarvis; as well as many treasured families and friends too numerous to mention, which include members of the Memorial Moravian Church and Holman United Methodist Church congregations.

The family gives heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff and medical professionals at Burbank Rehab Center, Studio City Acute Care Rehab Center and Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank, Calif.
The celebration of her life will begin with viewing on Thursday, Aug. 29, between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services.

The second viewing will be held from 9-10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 30, at Memorial Moravian Church. Interment will be at the Western Cemetery No. 1. Tributes can be sent to [email protected].

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