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Edith Cabaniss Poindexter

January 16, 1928 - March 11, 2019

Burial Date March 17, 2019

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Posted by:
louise ware

Posted on:
March 23, 2019

I am so sorry I could not be with you. Edith was a great teacher, citizen, and cousin. I'm glad I got to see her after the family reunion last year.

Posted by:
Florence Sturbelle

Posted on:
March 19, 2019

My condolences to the Poindexter family for the loss of their beloved family member. I am sad to never have met this cousin of mine. Peace and love to you all.

Posted by:
Elizabeth Aylett Turrentine

Posted on:
March 17, 2019

As a Patrick Henry descendant, I especially looked forward to the presence of Miz P. at the reunions. Her loving energy was palpable, as she went about her genealogical duties, as well as helping to pick venues and plan the activities for the reunions. She was always a delight, and I have sorely missed her these past couple of years when she was not able to attend. Cole, may you be comforted by and continue to enjoy the happy memories of her.

Posted by:
Merle Yoder

Posted on:
March 16, 2019

We lived neighbors for many years on Whitehall Rd. I will miss her occasional emails with a photo attached of the current evening's outstanding, big sky sunset over Whittemore Farm. Our sincere condolences to the family.

Posted by:
Sharon Harris Logwood

Posted on:
March 14, 2019

Cole so sorry about your mother. My prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by:
James Myers

Posted on:
March 14, 2019

My wife, Carole, and I send our condolences, love, and deepest sympathy to Edith’s son’s, Cole and Blake, their families, all the other Poindexters, and to Edith’s sister Jackie and her brother Michael, and also to caregivers, Pee Wee and Hazel of Centra Hospice. I was introduced to Edith by my late Mother, Mildred Fontaine Perkins Myers, almost 40 years ago. Later I was privileged to serve as a Trustee, I believe at the recommendation of Edith, of the Patrick Henry National Memorial, and quickly came to know and love her as have so many others, many of whom were more fortunate to have been of her acquaintance much longer than me. I also know the look of disapproval from those innocent eyes of her, and I believe without exception, her disdain was justified, aimed at others of course, not I Edith’s obituary speaks for itself, unlike many I believe hers to be factual and significant of note and just recognition I could ramble on of my recollections and personal antidotes of fun repartee and intellectual discussions that left me wanting. All of which endeared her to me and always admired and respected her. I hope that my Cousin Toby of Pontotoc, MS will come forward and recount the circumstance and substance of the time MzP, with Jack in tow, knocked on his door. What a story and so much “MzP” and equally so of the recollect-or, aka, Joseph Edmund Winston, Esq. Miss you forever Cuz Edith.

Posted by:
J. Mark Scott

Posted on:
March 13, 2019

Mrs. Poindexter was a great teacher and a very intelligent, kind woman. I appreciate all she did for me as a young student. My condolences to the family.

Posted by:
Dr. Diann Taylor

Posted on:
March 13, 2019

Monday March 13, 2019 I wept when I opened and read my email early this morning and learned that you have left this earth and have joined your husband in heaven. He has waited a long time for you Edith and I can only imagine the love and joy you now share together. I miss you already, dear Edith! You were such a special, talented and gifted lady. You were loved by all who knew you. I remember meeting and chatting with you when I visited Red Hill twice. You were so gracious and kind to me and my family. I enjoyed keeping in touch with you throughout the years with many phone calls, letters and emails. You were such a treasure trove of information as I worked to create and then add to my Henry Family Tree. Your son followed in your footsteps, always ready to help those of us who had questions and needed answers to fill in the many branches, limbs and twigs of our family trees. As a proud descendant granddaughter of Patrick Henry through his son John the Elder, I want to thank you for all of the many years you dedicated yourself to Red Hill and "all things Patrick Henry". You served with a true spirit of excellence. God bless you and keep you. Dr. Diann Taylor Independence, MO

Posted by:
Joan Logan Brooks

Posted on:
March 13, 2019

I will miss Edith's quick wit and beautiful smile. My sympathy to the family. May God comfort and bless you. Joan Logan Brooks

Posted by:
Betsey Casey Metz

Posted on:
March 13, 2019

Miz P was truly a treasure. A treasure among her family, her hundreds of friends and the hundreds of students she enlightened over a long and productive life. Her contributions to the experience of Red Hill are legion and will be felt for many years to come. Thank you, Edith, for your scholarship and devotion to keeping Patrick Henry alive for each new generation.