EDNA BLANCHE HEMPHILL-TUBERVILLLE
Edna Blanche Hemphill-Tuberville was born on October 20, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri at Wheatley Providence Hospital. She was born into Christ on April 13, 1958 in the fellowship of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church on Truman Road, baptized by Reverend I.H. Henderson, where she remained a faithful and active member for sixty-one years. She was an active participant in the Sunday school youth choir mission and dearly loved attending senior citizens activities. Education was an integral part of Edna’s life. She was educated in the Kansas City, Missouri public schools until her graduation from Southeast High School in 1967. She continued her studies at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and graduated in 1974. Upon her graduation, she began teaching in the Pulaski County School District in Arkansas, where she taught until returning to her home district in Kansas City. She truly believed in the saying “to teach is to touch a life forever. She loved each of her students and was known for sending workbooks and reading materials to the children in her family. She taught in the Kansas City public schools for twenty-eight years and was a proud member of the American Federation of Teachers until her retirement. Enjoying life’s simple pleasures is how Edna maintained her youthful glow. She loved spending time with her grandchildren or talking to her sister, Evelyn Joyce, on the phone for hours. She also enjoyed shopping. It was not uncommon to open the mailbox to find an envelope or box from her, with newspaper clippings or other items she’d found that made her think of those she loved. She remembered birthdays of family members and friends and would send cards commemorating those events regularly. That was just her way, and she continued in this manner until she walked into the waiting arms of our savior Jesus Christ of Friday, June 21, 2019. Edna is pre-deceased by her parents, Hubert Hemphill and Lillie Beatrice Flethcher-Hemphill, and her son Shawn Tuberville. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of forty-eight years, Bedford Tuberville, her son Jason Tuberville, her grandchildren; J’Lah, Trayvon, and Adrianna, one sister, Evelyn Joyce Hemphill- Callaway (Eddie, III); her mother in law, Marcella Tuberville, as well as her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, cousins, and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 28, 2019 at Friendship Baptist Church. Visitation 9:00 A.M. Interment Forest Hill & Calvary Cemetery.