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Official Obituary of

Edna Rene (Pegues) Dickens

August 2, 1953 ~ February 29, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Edna Dickens Obituary

Edna Rene (Pegues) Dickens was born August 2, 1953 to the late Pauline (Hilliard) Pegues and Henderson Nolan Pegues.

She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Philadelphia M.B. Church where she served on the Usher Board, Choir Member and on the church finance committee.

Edna graduated from Oxford High School with the Class of 1972. She retired from the University of Mississippi after 20 years of service at the University's Physical Plant. She was also a Foster grandparent at NMRC and worked at Cobra Security.

Edna was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Philadelphia Chapter 287, where she served as Treasurer. She was a member of the Board of Retiree Club. Edna always had a smile whenever you saw her. She loveed spending time and traveling with her family and her church family.  She would always leave you with “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” Edna was united in wedlock to Carl B. Dickens who preceded her in death. 

On Thursday, February 29, 2024 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital/NM in Oxford MS, she peacefully went home to be with the Lord.

Edna is survived by her son: Charles Wesley Pegues; five grandchildren: Shanterrica, Justin, LaQuitha, Wesley and Torrianna; five great grandchildren: Kielon, Major, Haizley, Austin and Izaiah; siblings: Murlean, Mae, Robert G. (Mary) and Willie G. Pegues;  bonus siblings: Phyllis (James), James and Peaches;  several nieces and nephews; two aunts: Bessie Bright, and Estelle Campbell; brother in laws: Lawrence Bell, Arthur Dickens, William Dickens, and John Dickens; sister in laws: Lurlean Dickens, Minnie Morton, Lillie Hayes and Shirley Pegues;   God daughters, Tammy, Gia, Kim and Tracy; special friends, Janice, Pam, Carrie and Minnie;  and the Class of ‘1972.

Edna is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her son: Carl Rico Dickens; her siblings: Corrine, James Murry, Charlie, Alice and a host of aunts and uncles.







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March 7, 2024

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
L. Hodges Funeral Service
38-F Hwy 334
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Funeral Service
March 8, 2024

2:00 PM
Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building
20 Highway 334
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

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March 8, 2024

Philadelphia M. B. Church
36 County Road 2006
Oxford, Mississippi 38655


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