Margaret “Konda” Edwards was born on August 18, 1941, in Knoxville, TN to the late James Beecher and Willie Merle Milsaps, went to her heavenly home on August 30, 2021, shortly after celebrating her 80th birthday with many friends and family. Konda was married to and is survived by her husband, of 36 years, Rick Edwards. Together, they lived in Madisonville, TX for the past 27 years where she retired from a successful career in nursing. After retirement Konda enjoyed traveling with Rick and their dogs, Bo&Pokie, playing cards, reading, and sharing her love of cooking with friends and family. Konda is preceded in death by her beloved brother, Donald Beecher Milsaps and older daughter Susan Anita Davis. Konda was both a loving wife and wonderful mother to 6 six children, a fun-loving “Mimi” to 12 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Survivors include husband, Rick Edwards; Son, Walter Allen Stover Jr. of Leesville, SC; Daughters, Alice Easterday, and husband Phillip of Alcoa, TN; Janice Powell and husband Mark of Maryville, TN; Jamie Edwards of Las Vegas, NV; Son, Chris Hope and wife Micah of Maryville, TN; and Son-in-law, Jim Davis of Albertville, AL. Her love, laughter, and enthusiasm for life will forever be missed by family and friends. We will have a memorial for Konda on Wednesday, September 22 at Pearson Springs Pavilion from 5:30-7:30pm. Please bring chairs if you want to stay and visit. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Maryville/ Alcoa Animal Rescue Center @

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