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Edith Elsa King

April 8, 1947 - July 1, 2018

She has left to begin her journey to Vahalla.  No more discomfort, no more pain to which she endured for the last 20 years.

Edith Elsa King was born April 8, 1947 in Mannheim, West Germany. She lived her life in Newport News, VA. she left this world Sun. July 1, 2018.

The oldest of 7 children, she traveled to America with her new love, leaving her family and all that she knew behind. They were married Feb. 21, 1964 and Feb. 3, 1965 had their one & only child together.  She worked diligently to improve her family’s lifestyle along with her hardworking husband; she was a dedicated wife and mother. She loved good food, Rock & Roll, Elvis, the Rolling Stones, MTV, driving a manual shift vehicle was a must until the day she could no longer.  Her compassion for animals filled her heart with joy and she passed these feelings onto her daughter. Her spunk for life was tragically derailed with her debilitating injury while she worked at Ball Metal Container Group, James City County in 1997.

Eddie (Edith, Mumsie, Babe) can rest easy knowing the love her family & friends had for her and how sorely missed she will be.

She leaves behind her husband of 54 years John V. King, her only child, (Mouse, Doodle, Pallie as she affectionately called her) Patty Flowers and husband Johnny, all of her siblings in Germany, Adelheid, Malissa, Roland, Norbert, Elsa and Jurgen and numerous cousins and nieces living abroad.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date in order to try to accommodate members of her family to try and arrange to visit with the family from abroad.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to the SPCA or any animal rescue of your choice.

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