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Edwina Bullock Wadford

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FRANKLINTON — Edwina Bullock Wadford was a beloved grandmother, devoted mother, dedicated wife, faithful organist and gentle follower of God. She was born July 23, 1936 in Oxford, North Carolina, and passed away on Wednesday, July 3 in Raleigh.

A nurturer of people, animals, and plants, Edwina’s patience and pound cakes are legendary. She happily made many, many sacrifices to serve her immediate and extended family, and was the backbone of her family for many years.

She was a valedictorian of Creedmoor High School, attended Wake Forest College, and carried her love for research into every aspect of her life. Edwina faithfully played the organ at Neuse Baptist Church for 56 years. She was an avid reader, a repurposer of all things, and a shining example of selfless service for other to emulate.

She was predeceased by her husband, Albert F. Wadford, brother A. Bradley Bullock, and parents William Edwin Bullock and Lillian Cannady Bullock Bouzard. Surviving are her sister Brenda Bullock; children Nyle F. Wadford (Teresa), Paige W. Smith (Scott), and Trent A. Wadford; grandchildren Christian, Tara, Chandler, and Braxton Wadford; cherished niece Jolie Jones; and many other special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Neuse Baptist Church, 4444 Louisbury Road, Wake Forest. Burial followed at Pine Forest Memorial Garden in Wake Forest.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Neuse Baptist Church Mission Fund, 4444 Louisbury Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest.