Regnia L. “Rickie” Edwards, 73 of Benton, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at her home.

Born Saturday, May 17, 1947, in Paducah, she was the daughter of the late Joe Eugene Bell and the late Martha Elaine (Short) Jessup.

She was a homemaker, a retired 23-year employee of Walmart, and was a member of Oak Level United Methodist.

Surviving are her children, Anita Bruce of Benton, Jodie Phelps, husband Roger of Gilbertsville, Vickie Edwards of Benton, B.J. Proffitt, husband Kyle of Marion, and Jimmy Hicks, wife Debbie of Metropolis, Illinois; grandchildren, Hope Davis, Michael Edwards, Beth Steffens, Caitlin Zaragoza, Moriah Lambert, Hunter Phelps, Charli Phelps, Laken Edwards, Dakota Scheffer, Jordan Brooks, Braden Stephen, and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 51 years, Larry Gene Edwards.

Graveside services were held Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Wyatt Cemetery, Downing Road in Backusburg with Steven Harris officiating. Interment followed the service.

Collier Funeral Home of Benton handled the arrangements.