Mary Helen “Bitsy” Edge

Mary Helen “Bitsy” Edge

Mary Helen “Bitsy” Edge, 80, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019.

A resident of Pinehurst, she was born and raised in Gray’s Creek.

She is survived by her daughter, Rose Kennedy, and son-in-law David; two grandchildren, Ryan Kennedy and Paige Kennedy Smart and husband, Donald. She is also survived by a brother, Bobby Edge and wife, Peggy, along with many cherished nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by sons Michael and Alton Smith III. She was the sixth child of seven of Eddie and Lila Edge.

She worked as a clinical social worker for 22 years.

Mary Helen was an active member and deacon of Southern Pines First Baptist Church and was an organist at Green Springs Baptist for many years. She was known for her dedication to her faith, family and friends.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Pinecrest Funeral and Cremation Services of Hope Mills. A gathering of family and friends followed the service at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Lila Van Hair Edge Endowed Scholarship, Campbell University, P.O. Box 116, Buies Creek, NC 27506; or online at