Edith Stepp Douglass
Loved Her Family Deeply
Edith Louise Stepp Douglass went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge in Asheville.
Born in Hendersonville on Sunday, June 22, 1919, on Church Street, this was the beginning of a lifetime of being a faithful servant of God.
She was the oldest daughter of the late John Grayson Stepp and the late Bertie Elizabeth King Stepp, both of Hendersonville. She grew up in Henderson County and graduated from Dana High School. She married her longtime sweetheart, Ross Swarens Douglass in Raleigh with whom she raised a family of 4 children. Edith loved reading books, especially her Bible. God and the church were very important to Edith, and she found many ways to keep herself active and involved with the church community. She was a great cook, and many will fondly remember her wonderful lemon meringue pie and her cookies! She loved her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and great-great-grandkids.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ross Douglass; her sisters, Ruby Ritchey, and Eloise Tabor; and her daughters, Beth Pace, and Ginny Stanley.
She is survived by her siblings, Rosalee Corne, Mary Fisher, and Bud Stepp; her children, Ann Stewart, and Charles Douglass; 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her family and her friends.
Edith’s memorial service will be held at Tuxedo First Baptist Church, of which she was a member, on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 12:30 pm.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Douglass family and words of comfort may be shared at www.CrawfordRay.com