The News & Observer
Feb 6, 2012
“Never leave one of the deceased in a room without a light on – it’s undignified.”
For three decades, Rachel Edwards was the face of the Brown-Wynne Funeral Home. She met the bereaved with her motherly demeanor, always offering her condolences, said Bob Wynne, the funeral home’s president.
He hired her for that role in the 1970s. He had known her already as the director of admissions at Dorthea Dix Hospital – her first career.
“Being a hostess is tough but necessary work. I’m saddened here when someone loses a loved one,” Edwards told The News & Observer in 1990. “But if we all fell apart, the family wouldn’t get very far, would they? … Silently, I grieve, too.”
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Thanks to the The Good Funeral Guide for altering us to this article.