Funeral services celebrating the life of Mildred Hildebrand Edwards will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Chapel, 943 Polk Street, Mansfield, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Noble Cemetery, Noble, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Rev. Tommy McMellon and Rev. Frosty Neal. The family will receive family and friends for visitation from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service.
Mildred was born April 4, 1923, in Many, Louisiana to Louis Gady Hildebrand and Minnie Pearl Dees Hildebrand. She entered into rest on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, in Dallas, Texas. Mildred graduated from Many High School in 1940 and completed two years at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She married Don Edwards on November 23, 1955, in Noble, Louisiana.
She was a resident of Logansport from 1955 to 1973, Mansfield from 1973-2012, and then moved to Dallas, Texas in 2012. Mildred was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mansfield, Louisiana. She was also a long-time active member of The Order of the Eastern Star, and a founding member of the Mansfield Pilot Club. Mildred was known for her children’s clothing shop, The SandCastle, which she ran for many years in Mansfield.
MeMe, as she was called by her grandchildren, is remembered as a generous, loving mother and grandmother. At the age of 99, Mildred was the longest living of all her eight siblings.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 40 years, Don Edwards; and her eight siblings. Left to cherish her memory include her children, Donna Kay Edwards Smith and husband, Don, Jerry Don Edwards and wife, Nancy, Linda Hightower, and Lonnie Murphy; grandchildren, Jessica Thackston, Marissa Baker, Kallie Hodge, Jordan Torr, Amy Duke, Charlie Edwards, Wendy Vogel, Misty Salard, Frosty Neal, Christy Chandler, and Cyndi Scroggs; 24 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Rita Herring, Mary Alice Brasher, and Dee Hildebrand; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Honoring Mildred as pallbearers will be Jordan Torr, Charlie Edwards, Tagg Baker, Adam Hodge, Chris Scroggs, and Chris Chandler.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
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