Edith  Thompson
Edith Jacqueline Rutherford (Thompson), 96, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 at The Village at Heritage Oaks, in Corsicana. She was born Nov. 2, 1923 to Mary Fannie and Thomas Jefferson Thompson of Corsicana. In addition to her poetry, Mrs. Rutherford was known for her kindness and living her life as an example of Christ's love and teachings.
Edith was preceded in death by her husband, David Rutherford; daughter, Carolyn Sawyer; her parents; sisters, Gladys Opal Dorton and Lola Mae "Pat" Allen, and brother Claude Thomas Thompson.
She is survived by her children, David Rutherford, Jr. and wife Penny of Diville, La., Jeff Rutherford and wife Lisa of Lewisville and Jessie Rutherford and wife Jennifer of Frankston and grandchildren, James and Edward Leveille-Bonner of Dallas, Brandy Nutt of Dallas, Andrew and Jeffery Rutherford and Penny Kaufman of Lewisville, Jon Wilson Jr. LeaAnn Baker, Brandy Coody, Lacy Wiley, Tina Cebrynski, and Jessi Rutherford of Diville, La.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 at Corley's Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana, officiated by Brother Larry Talbert.
The family of Mrs. Rutherford would like to thank the staff of The Village at Heritage Oaks for the kind and loving care they provided over the past several years.
An online guestbook is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Edith Jacqueline Rutherford obituary.
Published on January 22, 2020

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