Patricia Anne Cooper Edwards

September 21, 1937 - April 9, 2021

Patricia Anne Cooper Edwards, 83, of Martinsville, Virginia, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021 at King’s Grant. She was born September 21, 1937 to the late Marshall Grover and Katherine Suttles Cooper. Mrs. Edwards was a member of First United Methodist Church in Martinsville, Virginia. She was an educator for over 45 years, teaching in Ocala, Jacksonville and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. She continued teaching after moving to Greenville, South Carolina. Upon her retirement Pat moved to Martinsville to be near her family. Mrs. Edwards was very active in her church, participating in the choir and Senior’s group of which she was the president for 10 years. She was a devoted volunteer in the church Clothes Closet as well.

She was also a book club member, and a member of The Piedmont Arts Guild and the Retired Teachers Association of Henry County.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ben Edwards, brother, Geoffrey Cooper and her brother-in-law, Bud Ostergard.

She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Katherine Dietrich (Craig) and Karen Fahey (JJ); two sisters, Zelda Brierly and Llewellyn Ostergard; brother, Steve Cooper (Freda), sister-in-law Sandra Cooper; five grandchildren, Joe Dietrich , Kate Dietrich and Lynn Dietrich, Tricia Fahey and Ridgely Fahey.

The family wishes to thank all her caregivers especially those at home and at King’s Grant.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Martinsville and designated for the Choir Fund or Food Bank, 146 East Main St, Martinsville, VA 24112.

Wright Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at