Margaret “Patsy” Callaway Sercy Edwards, 87, formerly of Sanford, peacefully met the Lord with her family by her side  on Saturday  (August 29, 2015)  in Wilmington where she had been living for the last six years.

Patsy was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Aunt, sister and friend.  She loved the Lord.  She was a member of Broadway Baptist Church and she was an active member of the church services held at Trinity Grove. She enjoyed being with family and friends. She loved to fish and play all kinds of cards.

A native of  Hoke Co., She was a daughter of the late Robert “Bob” and Blanche Cook Callaway and was a homemaker.

Visitation will be held  Saturday, September 5, 2015 , from  11:00 am – 11:45 am  at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.

A graveside service will follow at  12:00 pm  at the Cross Hill Cemetery, with Chaplain Ken Dowdy and Pastor Perry Laymon, officiating.

Following the graveside service everyone is invited to the Callaway home place for a time of fellowship.

Patsy is survived by: two daughters, Margaret “Peggy” Sercy Myrick of Carthage, Carolyn Sercy Walls and husband Don of Wilmington; son, Billy Roy Sercy and wife Connie of Sanford; sister, Joan Frye and husband Sam of Aberdeen; six grandchildren Crystal  Cole  and husband Chad of Carthage, Brian  Sercy  and wife Melissa of Siler City, Derrick  Sercy  and wife Meredith of Sanford, Rocky Hall of Pinehurst, Jessica  Voss  and husband Jude of Vass, Stacey  Hall  and wife Shannon of Sanford;12 great- grandchildren; sister in laws Mae Callaway of Maryland, Willa For r est of High Falls; Sue Davis and husband Vernon of Glendon; Janet Poe and husband Bill of Putnam and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her husbands Haywood Sercy and Harold Edwards;  daughter, Linda Sercy Taylor; sisters, Mary Ruth Haire and husband Ernest, Louise  Eldridge and husband Woodrow, Sadie Cagle and husband Carson; brothers Robert Callaway, Roy Callaway and wife Edith, Earl Callaway, John Callaway and wife Betty; sister in law Foy Jean Wall and husband Roy Lee  and CE Forrest .


The family would like to thank Trinity Grove for all the care and support given to Mother for the past 4+ yrs and also Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove when she was a resident there.  She will be missed by all who came in contact with her but not forgotten.

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  1. I want to send my prayers for Patsys family. Pasty and my mom Mary Caddell Van Leuvan, which died in 2003 were best friends. I remember going to the house seeing them. I knew her daughter Linda very well. Loved this family.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and found great

    comfort in the words of Jesus at John 11:11-14, where he likens death to being

    asleep, and at John 5:28,29 – ‘All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voi

  3. What a blessing Ms. Patsy has been to me over the last 4yrs that I’ve gotten to know her. She is one of the sweetest and most genuinely kind hearted ladies that I’ve had the pleasure to meet. Thank you so much for sharing her with us!!!

  4. Carolyn, you have been on my mind ever since I heard about your sweet mom passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I sure miss you and others from Trinity Grove. Blessings, Wendy.

  5. Carolyn,

    I am so very sorry to hear about your mother. She was a wonderful lady and I know she will be missed around Trinity. I know Lucy will miss her too.

    You and your family are in my prayers.



  6. To the best mother-in-law a girl could ask for, I have been so blessed to be a part of this family for the past 32 years,so loving and caring,I will surely miss you, till we meet again….

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