In Loving Memory

Rosa Edna Carter Fears, d. Feb. 19, 2015



In Loving Memory

December 9, 1922 – February 19, 2015



Rosa Edna Carter Fears, age 92, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015.  She was born to the late James Marion Carter and Cora Susan Robbins on December 9, 1922.

 Edna spent her early childhood in Robbins Chapel, Virginia. When she was seven years old, her family bought a farm near Cincinnati, Ohio and it was there that she spent the remainder of her childhood, riding horses bareback, running through sunlit fields, and helping with the farm animals.  She loved those years and enjoyed telling the stories of that treasured time in her life.

 After graduation, Edna attended business school and taught dance lessons with her brother, Clint, at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Cincinnati.  She later married and moved to New York City. She used her newly acquired skills to work and enjoyed more dancing, this time in a chorus line.

In 1945, she moved to Seattle where she did her part for the war effort by working at the Boeing Airplane Company.  It is in Seattle that she also began her family.

 She moved to Pascagoula, MS in 1957 and helped her husband build a successful business while raising two more children.  She was also a talented and knowledgeable gardener and her designs were noted many times by the Pascagoula Garden Club. 

Edna was a devout Christian.  She taught Sunday school and participated in many church-related endeavors throughout her life.  She was a helpful person in all areas of her life, always putting the needs of others before her own.

 After her retirement, Edna traveled across Europe, toured the rain forests of Puerto Rico, and enjoyed traveling in the U.S. She ended her traveling years with grand tours with each of her daughters. Her eldest daughter took her to New England, where she watched the whales on Cape Cod, visited Niagara Falls, and visited the studios of some of America’s most celebrated artists. Her youngest daughter, and granddaughter, took her to California where Edna enjoyed a trip up Hwy 1, from Santa Barbara to Monterey, touring Hearst Castle and many other landmarks along the way.

She later moved to Mobile, AL to be near her family. Edna loved her children beyond measure.  She was loved by all who knew her and she set a beautiful example of grace and humility.

Edna is survived by her daughters, Diana Carter, Jami (Ross) Buck, and granddaughter, Ryane Buck. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives from Ohio, to Mississippi.  Edna’s son, Chip Fears, preceded her in death.

Edna’s life will be celebrated with a gathering of her loved ones.  The family wishes to thank all of those who helped care for Edna during her final years.  Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC, 20090-6011 or 1-800-272-3900.

Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL, 36526


  1. Gary and Dot Grayban

    We have known Edna for several years through mutual Christian fellowships and friends. We knew her as a dedicated Christian who loved the Lord Jesus. You were able to see God’s love shine in her face. She always had a kind and uplifting word to share which made her enjoyable to be around.
    We loved her as well as did many others. She is a great loss to us but know that she is at rest in the arms of Jesus and enjoying her eternal life.
    We will join you soon Edna and fellowship again!

  2. Stacey Tarr Bradley

    Sis. Edna, was a precious lady. I know that she is now enjoying the presence of the Lord.

  3. Lynda Touart

    This is a moving tribute that makes me wish I’d known her.

  4. Angela Carter/Justice

    Jami, my heart goes out to you and all the family. I also took care of Mom for 4 yrs. before she passed in 2010, so I can relate to that lump that comes in your throat. Dad (John Carter) let me know today.

  5. conroy hudlow

    Very nicely told Jami. She had a wonderful life.


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