Edwinta Kay Johnson Staley, 73, of Perry Avenue, Siler City died Monday, April 29, 2019 at Chatham Hospital.
Mrs. Staley was born in Chatham County on November 13, 1945 the daughter of Lucian Dewey and Cornelia (Marley) Johnson. Edwinta was a 1964 graduate of Jordan Matthews and an active member of Community Baptist Church. Her work history included Kellwood Hosiery, Brownie Lu's Restaurant and most recently a teacher's assistant. She was an avid UNC Tar Heel fan; enjoyed Bluegrass Gospel Music, trips to the beach and time spent with her grandchildren. Edwinta maintained a long list of friends, chatting daily with them on the phone, sharing in their joys and concerns. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Janice Holt.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years: Larry J. Staley; son: Larry Edwin "Eddie" Staley and wife, Denise of Pittsboro; sister: Salena Parks and husband, Jerry of Ramseur; brother: David Johnson and wife, Carol of Kissimmee, FL; grandchildren, Erin Danielle and Caleb Moses Staley.
The family will receive friends Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 10:00-11:00 AM at Community Baptist Church, 2575 Hamp Stone Road, Siler City. The funeral will follow Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Community Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Agan and Rev. Billy Joe Brady officiating. Burial will be in Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery, 805 Ashbury Church Road, Sanford, NC 27330.
Memorials may be made to Community Baptist Church Building Fund or Youth Ministry, 2575 Hamp Stone Road, Siler City, NC 27344. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.