Mary Edwards Erwin Smith

Mary Edwards Erwin Smith, 85, wife of the late Arthur Malcolm “Mike” Erwin and Carl Smith, passed away peacefully at her home in Greenville on June 7, 2022. Born July 30, 1936 in Fountain Inn, Mary was the daughter of the late Ralph Richards Edwards and the late Nancy “Nan” Usher Edwards.  She is survived by her children Rick Erwin (Maria) of Greenville and Rebecca Erwin Venable (Darren Lewis) of Mt. Airy, NC; three grandsons, Justin Webb, Andrew Webb and Richard Webb of North Carolina; two sisters, Nancy Thomason and Martha West, of Greenville. She was preceded in death by their brother, Ralph Richard “Rich” Edwards. 

In 1980, Mary joined Carl Smith’s New York Life Agency serving his clients as a skilled administrator in Greenville and Greer.

Mary was an avid Clemson “Tiger” fan and sports enthusiast. While visiting Mary, you were sure to see the best game of the weekend.

The family would like to offer their deep gratitude to Jean Simmons, Mary’s best friend of 14 years and incredible caregiver. The family also would like to thank Bobbie Harper and her amazing staff at Passionate Caregivers.

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022 from 11:30 am – 12:45 pm at Cannon – Byrd Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow in Cannon – Byrd Memorial Park.   

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the charity of one’s choice to make a difference in our community.

Condolences to the family of Mary Edwards Erwin Smith

  • Kathy and Bob Moody
    2 years ago

    Rebecca and Rick,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your precious Mother. Thinking of you
    and praying for peace and comfort as you remember someone so
    close to you.
    Kathy and Bob Moody

    • Dan and Cathy Harrison
      2 years ago

      Thinking of your family. So sorry for the loss of your mother. Praying for you all.
      Dan and Cathy Harrison

  • Dot Satterfield
    2 years ago

    Mary and I were in school together! She was always such a sweet and friendly person! I offer my condolences to all the family! May God bless you!

  • Catrina Alexander
    2 years ago

    Praying for peace and comfort for you all. We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother, Rebecca and Rick. We love you, Catrina and Mel Alexander

  • Bobbie and Jack Jamison
    2 years ago

    Jack and I know how hard it is to say the final goodbye….. God will help you through the difficult navigation of all the feelings the loss of your mom will bring. We pray for your broken hearts and for the peace of her final resting place. All our love to Rick and Rebecca. Condolences to your extended family who also cared for her.
    Bobbie and jack jamison

  • Sam Stephenson
    2 years ago

    Rick, I am sorry for the loss of your mother, but she is now resting in eternal peace in a better place. My prayers are with you and Maria.

    Sam Stephenson

  • Joey and Stephanie Slate
    2 years ago

    Rebecca and Rick, we are so sorry for the loss of your mother. You and your family are in our thoughts, and we continue to pray for your strength and comfort during this difficult time.

    Joey and Stephanie Slate

  • June McDowell Pitts
    2 years ago

    Sympathy to the family of Mary. My name is June McDowell Pitts . We went to school all 12 years at Fountain Inn. She was a good friend and we were on the cheerleading team together. God bless you all in the days to come!

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