Edna R. West

March 20, 1934 - October 26, 2020

Obituary

Edna Rie West was born on March 20, 1934 in Columbus, Mississippi to the late Jessie and Marie Moore. She was the only child. She moved to Seattle, WA in 1955 with her cousins in search of better opportunities. She worked at Troy Laundry, Boeing and as an assistant at John Muir Elementary School before retiring as a homemaker to take care of her children and grandchildren.  While working at Boeing, she met the love of her life, Irving West Sr. They were married on April 17, 1960. To this union of 60 years, six children were born.

Edna loved the Lord and prayed for her family daily. Her favorite gospel songs included “Hold My Mule” and “The Rough Side of the Mountain.” Edna enjoyed bowling and playing bridge with her husband.  They bowled in a league for many years and played in bridge tournaments, winning many trophies.

Her love touched so many through her love for flowers, puzzles, cooking, and her giftedness as a gardener.  She loved her family and friends.  She would feed everyone in the neighborhood, making sure no one went hungry and known for her delicious “fried chicken” and “collard greens”.  Often referred to as the “life of the party”, she loved to entertain for family and close friends, making sure everyone was happy and having a good time.  

She was preceded in death by her parents Jessie and Marie Moore.

She departed this life for her home in Heaven on Monday, October 26, 2020. Edna leaves to cherish her life and legacy: her husband, Irving West Sr.; six children: Clyde Wells Jr. (Katherine); Janice M. Bentley (Charles); Letitia A. West; Irving West Jr.; Victoria West; Geylar S. Locke (Phillip) all of Seattle, WA.  Thirteen grandchildren; fourteen Great-grandchildren; and two Great-Great Grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. She was truly loved and will be truly missed.

Visitation will take place on Monday November 9th, 2020 from 2-5 P.M.

A zoom link will be provided for visitation and for the private funeral services the following day.

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LaMicha Bentley
LaMicha Bentley
24 days ago

RIH Grandma. I miss you and I will always Love you!!

phillip/geylar locke
phillip/geylar locke
24 days ago

we will miss you momma west

Saybre Locke
Saybre Locke
24 days ago

Words cannot express how sad we all are. May the memory of Edna live through us all. RIH

Valencia Thompson
Valencia Thompson
24 days ago

Granny you are truly missed. You would always brighten my day with our fun chats and cooking lessons. Thank you for being my granny, my friend and a beautiful light in my life. Until we meet again- Love you!!

Geylar Locke
Geylar Locke
24 days ago

I will miss you momma

Barbette Edwards
Barbette Edwards
24 days ago

Barbette Edwards

Barbette Edwards
Barbette Edwards
24 days ago

God has got her and your entire family in His most capable hands! Blessings!!

Chiran West
Chiran West
23 days ago

Love u 4 Ever 🤗

Chiran West
Chiran West
23 days ago
Reply to  Chiran West

May Allah accept my dear Grandma

Dorothy Bagsby
Dorothy Bagsby
23 days ago

Promises of God’s Comfort and Hope. Jesus said…I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in Me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die.” John 11:25, 26. May God’s hope-filled promises bring comfort to your soul and peace to your heart. With Heartfelt Sympathy

BRENDA FRANKS
BRENDA FRANKS
22 days ago

My love and prayers to the family.

Velecia M Seraile-Williams
Velecia M Seraile-Williams
22 days ago

I send my condolences & prayers to all of the family members. May God rest Edna’s soul. May the family find peace through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

marcia randolph
marcia randolph
22 days ago

Victoria
A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in the time of need.
Proverbs 17:17 NLT 💛

Carla
Carla
22 days ago

Prayers to the family of Edna. I was blessed enough to have spent many hours with her in the kitchen and I still haven’t tasted a gumbo nearly as good as hers! Her loving heart will surely be missed!

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Monique Harris Jones
Monique Harris Jones
22 days ago

Please accept my sincerest condolences. So many beautiful memories of Mrs. West shining her light and love over the years. Blessings and God’s peace to the West family.

Lee Howard
Lee Howard
22 days ago

Victoria and Geylar, my deepest condolences to you and the family.
May Mrs. West Rest In Heaven

Regina S Brown
Regina S Brown
22 days ago

momma West I thank you for being my other mother your truly Gods child enjoy HEAVEN keep watching over us it was awesome seeing you @ the hospital I will always love you forever . Lord heal there broken heart give them strength

Tracie Kidd
Tracie Kidd
22 days ago

She brought a smile to anyone who knew her, and had the best fried chicken! RIH Momma West

Sharmaine L Myers
Sharmaine L Myers
22 days ago

Heaven has gained an Angel. He has called home another Matriarch of the Family. Aunty Edna West Rest in Heaven. Thank you for everything you provided for our family and community “Mom”! Love you and you will be missed unconditionally….Walk around Heaven ❤

Ben and Diane Miller
Ben and Diane Miller
22 days ago

We loved having Irving and Edna as our neighbors these past fourteen years! They were like our family and we were so blessed to live next door. Edna and I had wonderful talks over the years, we exchanged treats and best of all we shared the Lord together! We are privileged to have loved them. Ben and Diane

Letitia
Letitia
22 days ago

Mommy I love u so very much

Sharon Banks
Sharon Banks
21 days ago

Momma West it seems like I knew you forever my sistah in Christ shared so much of her love for you I began loving you also as a Mother, and a Women of integrity … And my Mothers name was Edna that was a plus… Beautiful! Oh and I only heard about your greens I only can imagine how delicious they were mmmm! You rest in perfect peace now,I know you’ll be watching over all your wonderful family just one more thing add me in there♥️♥️🙏🏾🙏🏾

Eunice
Eunice
21 days ago

Never thought this day would come. Always a strong woman always voiced your opinion at times I didn’t agree at times I didn’t listen but I hear you loud and clear now. I will always remember what when and why you showed me your heart and gave me the love I needed, today I wear my heart on my sleeve and will imprint your wisdom and grace in my life here moving forward. Love you grandma west your grandson/ aka yellow butt son EUNICE PALMER JR III

Melissa and Nate Small
Melissa and Nate Small
20 days ago

RIH Momma West. You will be truly missed!

Tim & Monica Williams & Dakari Jackson
Tim & Monica Williams & Dakari Jackson
20 days ago

A beautiful soul, full of love and faith. Our love and prayers to the entire family.

Kyla Locke
Kyla Locke
19 days ago

The sun has turned into the moon,
Lighting up the night.
May I never forget your light, your love and your smile.
Rest for eternity, in peace.

Love you, Grandma

Montgomery Family
Montgomery Family
18 days ago

Sending our deepest condolences. May God give you strength and comfort during your time of loss.

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson
18 days ago

Beverly Robinson

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson
18 days ago

I didn’t spend much time with my Aunt Edna growing up but I do have fond memories of her smile an fun loving spirit. My prayers are with Uncle (Red) Irving and the family. Rest in Heaven Edna.
Love your neice,
BEVERLY