Butterfield Grieves Passing of Former Teacher, Commissioner and Business Leader


WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement expressing his condolences on the passing of Josephine Farmer Edwards: 

“Today, I join countless others in mourning the loss of former teacher and Wilson County Commissioner Josephine Farmer Edwards.  Mrs. Edwards leaves a legacy of excellence and humility.  As her former pupil, Mrs. Edwards’ love of education was ever present in the classroom.  As a fellow public servant, I witnessed Mrs. Edwards faithfully serve Wilson County with pride.  I am blessed to have called Mrs. Edwards a mentor and friend.  Her life, teachings, and leadership will never be forgotten.”