Edith Elaine Darty Summers, 81, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at Gordon Hospice House. Edith was born on April 9, 1941, to John and Ethel Bailey Darty.

Edith was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Phillip N. Darty; niece, Carol Darty; and sons-in-law, Jimmie and Bernard.

Edith is survived by her husband, Thomas Summers; children, Thomas K. Summers, Karen Williams-Parker, Veronica (Carl) Williams, Requal Murdock, and Anthony Darty; grandchildren, Satyra Summers, Brian Williams, Gregory Bessant, Tyric Ramseur, Larry Ramseur Jr., Deshawn Gray, and Ayanna Darty; great-grandchildren, Kennedy A. Ramseur, Kennedy M. Ramseur, Jordan Summers, Nyra Jones, Jaklen Bessant, Jalil Bessant, Chene Bessant, Briann Williams, Rian Williams, Makari Darty, Serenity Gray, Armauni Gray, and Kyler Spencer; great-great-grandson, Karlo Bessant; special niece, Elaine Darty; and many nieces and nephews.

Edith retired from RHA Health Services of Statesville after 15 years. She enjoyed traveling, thrift shopping, spending time with family, but most of all, working in her yard, and planting flowers. Edith was a graduate of Unity High School.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Belmont Cemetery.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com for the Summers family.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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