Edna Polston Jessup

Published 5:27 am Thursday, November 7, 2019

Edna Polston Jessup, age 85, died November 3, 2019. She was born in Cheraw, SC, the daughter of the late Nellie and John Polston. Edna was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Norman, brothers Howard and James Polston and sisters Rose Smith, Helen Dail and Margaret Townsend and daughter Denise (Michael) Fedock. She is survived by son Norman Leo Jr. (Jill) Jessup, daughters Norma (Rusty) Carter and Cheryl (John) Huggins, and grandchildren Tyler (Debbie) Jessup, Todd (Hayes) Jessup, Heather (Shannon) Schneider, Adrian Allred, Megan (John Martin) Moskowitz, Ashlyn (Jesse) Brinkley and nine great-grandchildren.

Edna had an enduring love for her husband, family and friends and will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. She was a faithful member of Duck United Methodist Church and enjoyed perfecting her craft of painting.

The family would like to give thanks to the Town of Duck Fire Department and Police Department for the compassionate care given to their mother.

Get the latest headlines sent to you

A service to celebrate Edna’s life will be held at 2 p.m. November 7 at Duck United Methodist Church at 1214 Duck Road in Duck with Pastor Chris Aydlett officiating. The family will receive guests in the church fellowship hall following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in Edna’s name to Duck United Methodist Church, Duck UMC, P.O. Box 8010, Duck, NC 27949.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.