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Edwina J. Wheeler

April 20, 1929 ~ September 14, 2019 (age 90)


Edwina Joyce Shaw Wheeler, 90, formerly of Toomsuba, MS, passed away at her daughter’s home in Canton, MS, Saturday, September 14, 2019.

Born and raised in Cuba, AL, she lived there until moving with her young family to Toomsuba where she lived until moving to Canton in recent years. She was the younger daughter of Clyde Edwin Shaw and Lyda Adelle Dees Shaw, who both predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her elder sister, Eleanor Christine Shaw Culpepper and their younger brother, Harold Lyman Shaw. Also predeceasing her were Orien Wheeler, her husband, and Lucas Clay Wheeler, a son.

 She is survived by a son, Derryl Wheeler, of Canton, and a daughter, Janis Wheeler Breeland of Canton. She also leaves behind nine grandchildren: Jeremy Wheeler (Martina), Andrew Wheeler (Jamie), Amanda Jones, Maegan Carr (Jason), Joseph Wheeler (Kristy), Ashley Breeland, Lee Breeland (Eden), Laurel Callahan (Ethan), and Amber Wheeler, and 16 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Other family she leaves behind include: and aunt, Minnie Ellis of Tuscaloosa, a sister-in-law, Lucille White of Texas, and a brother-in-law, Armand “Brett” Wheeler of Massachusetts.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Monday, September 16, at Breeland Funeral Home in Canton. Visitation at Webb Funeral Home will be Tuesday, September 17, from 5:00 -7:00 pm. Graveside service will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, September 18, at Clay Memorial Cemetery in Cuba, AL.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and Jason Carr and Ethan Callahan.

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September 16, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Breeland Funeral Home
3304 South Liberty Street
Canton, MS 39046

September 17, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Webb Funeral Home
2514 7th St.
Meridian, MS 39301

Graveside Service
September 18, 2019

11:00 AM
Clay Memorial Cemetery
401 7th Ave.
Cuba, AL 36907

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