Willie Irene Edwards, 91, of Benton, died Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at her home.

She was a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Edwards, first husband, Homer Newton, three sons, Homer Newton Jr., Chuck Newton, and Gerald Edwards; one daughter, Irene Turner, three brothers, John Thomas Collins, Sydney Jones, and Cecil Collins; and three grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Carl Newton and George Newton both of Benton; three daughters, Judy McLeod of Benton, Margaret McLeod of Princeton, and Kathy King of Benton; one brother, Charles Clovis Collins of Benton; 18 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 19 great great grandchildren.

A Funeral service was held Sunday, April 11, 2021, Rev. David Hamlett officiating. Interment will be at Hiett Cemetery, Benton.

The family ask memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 6100 Dutchmans Ln. Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205.

Collier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.