Maggie Denise Edwards was born to Pearlie Mae Edwards and Matthew Bledson on November 29, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois. Maggie had three children, Jillonda and Sheronda Edwards in 1988 (The Twins), and Alexandria Scarbro in the union with David Scarbro in 1992. Sheronda and Alexandria preceded her in death in 2011 and 2012. Maggie struggled with the loss of her daughters but continued to push through the pain with her only living child, Jillonda. She was blessed to become a grandmother in 2016. Maggie became head over heels in love instantly upon meeting her granddaughter, Serenity. She was very protective of her and always referred to Jillonda and Serenity as her two heartbeats, or her world. Maggie was a woman with a beautiful soul, always willing to help someone; she would give her last dollar if needed. She had a humorous fun-loving spirit and loved executing a good prank, which made people love being around her. Deep down, Maggie knew she was a Grammy award-winning singer with a falsetto that brought people to their knees. She enjoyed singing all genres of music, with her favorite being gospel. If she thought she sounded good (which was always), she didn’t care about any critical opinions. She often claimed to be “the voice of the family.” Maggie was rooted in her beliefs in Christ, and extremely forgiving to anyone who wronged her. The love and devotion she had for people made her a great listener. She gave words of encouragement and advice, and spoke freely about Christ to everyone, including people she didn’t know. Family was everything to Maggie, and it was rare that she would ever miss a family gathering. She was beautifully amazing, caring, giving, and much stronger than she realized. Maggie suddenly departed this life on Saturday, September 25, 2021, joining those who preceded her in death: her daughters, Sheronda and Alexandria; mother, Pearlie; father, Matthew; brothers, Henry Jr., Robert, Kenneth, and Johnny; sisters, Loistean and Lola; and other loved ones in heaven.
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