Edith Himel Eddington, 73, of Warren passed away November 1, 2013. She spent the past three years in Alzheimer’s units, first at Gardner Nursing Center in Star City and for the past year at Amber Terrace in Baton Rouge, La., though the disease had impacted her for a number of years before that.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Charles Wayne Eddington; and two sons, Bruce David Eddington and David Paul Eddington.
Born May 17, 1940 in Geismer, La. to John and Elma Marchand Himel, she was the seventh of eight children.
Her sisters, Mabel Everett of Denham Springs, La., Lois Achord of Sorrento, La., and Yvonne Duplessis of Gonzales, La., each survive.
Her brothers, Clifton, Howard, Benny and Gerald, each preceded her in death.
She is survived by three sons, Brian (Sharon) Eddington of Baton Rouge, La.; Steve Eddington (Vanna) of Benton; and Todd Eddington (Patty) of Parker, Colo.
She was particularly proud of her 10 grandchildren, Anna Claire, Melanie, Hannah, Sarah, Mary Grace, Sam, Elena, Jack, Bradley and Luke Eddington. They carry forward Edith’s sweet, sweet spirit, her compassion for all living things and her desire to make a difference for others.
After raising four boys, she was especially ready and proud to smock, sew and fix up things for her six granddaughters. She saw so much of her sons in the four grandsons.
When her children were older, “Miss. Edith” went to work with Sue Hargis at the First Baptist Daycare, where her love and connection with children impacted many families.
She was proud to serve as a member of the Warren City Council from 1997-2006.
She and Charlie loved going to antique auctions and operated an antiques retail business in downtown Warren for a number of years.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 6, at First United Methodist Church of Warren. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Burial will be at Outlaw Cemetery at Sumpter by Frazer’s Funeral Home of Warren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Warren, where she was a faithful and active member, Heifer International or the Alzheimer’s Association.