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Edith Wilson McIntyre
August 18, 1944 ~ August 13, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Edith McIntyre is a kind and wonderful woman that believes you should not have anything unless you are willing to give it away. We should not be a slave to material things but bow only to God. This was evident in her final hour here in this life. She walked from her front door and locked her gate for the final time and looked across the lawn to her granddaughter’s house as if to say goodbye. She walked slowly up the steps and returned to the comforts of her home and locked the front door. Little did we know on August 11, 2023, at 9pm this would be the last time we would see this beautiful creation of God as she retired to her bedroom.
Edith was born on August 18, 1944, to Junius and Inez Wilson of Hampton, Virginia. She married Arthur Nathaniel McIntyre at 17-years of age after graduating from Phoenix High School in 1962. She spent the next 30 plus years as a Civil Service Contract Specialist. She was always interested in learning and sharing in educational experiences with others. Her passion for education was passed down to her only son born in 1965. She would always say, “Get an education, because no one can take that from you.”
A devoted wife, she was a courageous woman that was always focused on serving others. She enjoyed spending time with family, friends and making sure her son did his homework. Many times, as a young man he found himself wanting to be outside with his friends, but she would patiently sit down with him and make sure he did his assignments. She often found herself working harder than he did. Eventually her son would catch on, but it was her love that would not allow her to give up on him even when he would give her a hard time because he wanted to play outside. She would tell her son jokingly, “When you graduate from high school, I am going to run up on stage and get your diploma.”
She is proceeded in death by her husband Arthur Nathaniel McIntyre. She will be forever remembered by her only son, Andre McIntyre, Cheyenne, Wyoming; grandchildren, Andres Nathaniel McIntyre, Newport New, Virginia, MiAmor Milan McIntyre, Newport News, Virginia, Nathalia Isabella McIntyre, Hampton, Virginia, Andre Nathaniel McIntyre, Jr., Cheyenne, Wyoming. Her beloved sister, Clarissa Whitaker, Hampton, Virginia and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Music Selection: Boys II Men, A Song for Mama, Tim Rogers & The Fellas, Tribute to Mama, Shirley Caesar, I Remember Mama.
Things my momma used to say, “You got your keys and your lunch money.” “Don’t forget to take out your contact lenses.” “Are you getting enough sleep?” “Why did you move to Cheyenne, Wyoming?”
“Hello, this is your momma.” “Take your time and grow old.” “When someone gives you lemons, make lemonade.” “Go get me that switch.” “If they don’t love you like I love you, then you don’t need them.” “I love you.” Let’s pray.” “No, we are not sitting on the back of the bus, we will sit in the front.” “Don’t Arthur, I bought you a pair of Jordach jeans.” “