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Edna Irene Dickens Weeks, 85, died March 31, 2020 in her Weldon home.

She was born April 16, 1934, to Charles Henry Dickens and Myrtle Crepe Richards Dickens.  

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Weeks was predeceased by her husband, William Howell Weeks, Jr.; and four brothers, Ira Glenn (Dick) Dickens, William Raymond Dickens, Charles Dickens, and Ed Dickens .

Edna grew up in Weldon, and worked in her brother’s hardware store while she attended Weldon High School from where she graduated in 1953.  

In July 1955, she married William Howell Weeks, Jr. at Weldon Baptist Church.

Edna worked for Maddrey Insurance for over 40 years.  She served in many capacities at Weldon Baptist Church.  Edna served on the Weldon School Board for several decades.  She loved serving her community. She was active in the Lion’s Club Auxiliary.  In her later years, Edna was on the board of the Union Mission. She also served as treasurer of Crossroads Baptist Fellowship.

Working in flowers and plants was a great hobby of hers; as well as being an avid reader.  

She never met a stranger; and recently helped a homeless person as best she could.  Edna had a heart of gold and never turned anyone away. She will truly be missed.

During her 4 year struggle with cancer, she never complained.  She loved the Lord, and leaves behind a great legacy of love and compassion.

Surviving are 2 sons and their wives, William Howell Weeks, III (Cecilia Kinnin Weeks), and Charles Henry Weeks (Linda Stowitts Weeks); grandchildren, William Travis Weeks (Elizabeth Carwile Weeks), Charles Glenn Weeks, Nicole Perrior Weeks; several nieces and nephews; special niece, Connie Dickens Turner; and Pastor and special friend, Ida Mae Hays.

Mrs. Weeks will be buried in Cedarwood Cemetery in Weldon.

Arrangements for a public memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of Hockaday Funeral & Cremation Service.  The public is encouraged to visit www.hockadyfs.com to view the full obituary and sign the online guestbook register.