Amy Edwards Harte
- August 3, 1959 - June 9, 2012
- Surry, Virginia
of Amy's Passing
Surry United Methodist Church
PO Box 118
Surry, VA 23883
Hospice House of Williamsburg
4445 Powhatan Parkway
Williamsburg, VA 23188
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“Walking through St Luke's Church today, we were viewing all the historic headstones. We happened to come across Ms Harte's plot today and noticed...Read More »
1 of 35 | Posted by: Jessica Patterson - Smithfield, VA
“Paul, so sorry for your loss, never met Amy but I know you were such a happy couple.
2 of 35 | Posted by: Carol Eye
“Dear Vonnie and Wallace,
We received your very sad news and cannot imagine its being a reality.
What a blessing to have known Amy from second...Read More »
3 of 35 | Posted by: Dottie and Ted Brown - Lexington, VA
“Dear Aunt Vonnie, Uncle Wallace,
I am terribly grieved to hear of Amy's death. Please know how much I would like to give you both a hug this...Read More »
4 of 35 | Posted by: Martha Stoudnour - Richmond, VA
“All of us at Optimizeit would like to send our fond wishes for peace to Amy's family and friends. We were fortunate to work with her at Edward's and...Read More »
5 of 35 | Posted by: Jon Reid - Toano, VA
“Dear Paul - My heart goes out to you and all of Amy's family. I never met Amy, but all the memories that were shared here, she was obviously very...Read More »
6 of 35 | Posted by: Jane Kovar - Williamsburg, VT
“Mr./Mrs. Edwards, Sam, and Paul,
My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your beautiful Amy. Gone too soon, but obviously loved life, her family...Read More »
7 of 35 | Posted by: Buffy Edwards-Davis
“I will miss Amy's laughter at family gatherings. Paul, I love you and am praying for peace for you.
8 of 35 | Posted by: Rebecca Csutoras - York, PA
“May God bless you and wrap His arms around all of you. We have all been blessed to know Amy, who God deemed as our Angel on Earth. We will think of...Read More »
9 of 35 | Posted by: Jane Wallace - Fredericksburg, VA
“I am so sorry to hear of Amy's passing. I have so many fond memories of her as we grew up together in the Surry Methodist Church and at Surry...Read More »
10 of 35 | Posted by: Ida Rollings Lowrie - Marietta, GA
“Dear Vonnie, Wallace and Sam, I was so saddened to learn of Amy's passing to the greater life from Scott. Ours was a friendship of long ago when the...Read More »
11 of 35 | Posted by: Katie Hager - Chesapeake, VA
“Paul and Family,
Our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Amy was a fighter and fought a good battle. She didn't lose the battle. Amy...Read More »
12 of 35 | Posted by: Mark and Anne Harrell - VA
“I'm so sorry to hear the news of Amy's passing. My thoughts and sympathy go to her family.
13 of 35 | Posted by: Scott Hager - Washington, DC
At this time of sorrow, may these truths sustain you...
Your sweet Amy will always be as close as a memory,
and the God of all comfort...Read More »
14 of 35 | Posted by: Suzanne Vance - Harrisonburg, VA
So very sorry to read the sad news about Amy. We have fond memories of spending time with you both when you lived in Harrisonburg. I will...Read More »
15 of 35 | Posted by: Bill Vance - Harrisonburg, VA
“Paul, Vonnie, Wallace and Family,
So very very sorry to hear of Amy's passing. Sorry for your suffering and sadness. Chris and I will be praying...Read More »
16 of 35 | Posted by: Mona & Chris Foley
“Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, Paul and Sam,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I want to let you know that our family keeps all of you in our thoughts and...Read More »
17 of 35 | Posted by: Renata Holland - Colonial Beach, VA
“Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with each of you and may God be with you in this time.
18 of 35 | Posted by: Kenneth and Wanda Pittman - Surry, VA
“Paul, Mr&Mrs Edwards,Sam and Entire Family of Amy, we started out together going to the Surry United Methodist Church together as children, we...Read More »
19 of 35 | Posted by: Linda Spiers - Hampton, VA
“Dear Vonnie, Wallace, Paul, Sam and families; we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Amy. She was a beautiful person in every way and...Read More »
20 of 35 | Posted by: Bill & Mary Fox - Williamsburg, VA
“Amy was such a very special person taken much too soon.She will be missed by all who were touched by her.My deepest sympathy to Paul and to all the...Read More »
21 of 35 | Posted by: Nona Barnes - Mount Wolf , PA
“We were so very sorry to learn of Amy's death. She was such a vibrant person with an encouraging personality and infectious smile. She will be...Read More »
22 of 35 | Posted by: Joe & Kitty Hancock - Wakefield, VA
“We are so sorry to hear of Amy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With Sympathy.
23 of 35 | Posted by: Eugene and Debbie Gwaltney - VA
“Amy was a very special person. She and Paul were a big part of my life as a kid, I always loved hanging out with them. I can't imagine a better...Read More »
24 of 35 | Posted by: Danny Barnes - Portsmouth, VA
“You all are in our constant thoughts, and Amy will always have a fond place in our memories.
25 of 35 | Posted by: Nancy Hall and Tom Hall - Surry, VA
“My heart is breaking for you all. Amy was a dear friend to me and my family. To Paul, Samuel, Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, please know my prayers are with...Read More »
26 of 35 | Posted by: Susan Hall Goodin - Williamsburg, VA
“Paul, Samuel, Mr. And Mrs. Edwards
27 of 35 | Posted by: Susan Hall Goodin - Williamsburg, VA
“Paul, Sam, Mr.and Mrs Edwards,
We ar sorry to hear of Amy's passing. May God be with each and everyone of you as you go through this time of loss....Read More »
28 of 35 | Posted by: Wilbur P. Cornett Jr. - Dendron, VA
“To all the family, especially Paul, my deepest sympathy and prayers for each of you. What a wonderful life Amy had and so jam packed with things she...Read More »
29 of 35 | Posted by: Jean Rollings Holland - FL
“Although I did not have much time to get to know Amy, it did not take long to know what a special person she was. She will be greatly missed by all...Read More »
30 of 35 | Posted by: Donna Munroe - Williamsburg, VA
“Amy was truly a beautiful person inside and out. I haven't seen her for several yrs as I moved away from Surry. However, the memory of how special...Read More »
31 of 35 | Posted by: Kathryn Rowland - Virginia Beach, VA
“We are sorry for your loss,Amy was a sweet lady and she'll be missed greatly
32 of 35 | Posted by: Judy Barnes Hill and Dennis Hargrave - VA
“Even though we hadn't seen each other since the 70's, I still remember our school days and always rememberd how beautiful Amy was. My thoughts and...Read More »
33 of 35 | Posted by: Cindy Grove (Berryman) - Surry, VA
“Our condolences to Paul and the Edwards family. We were so proud of Amy and happy to have her as part of our family.
Life will not be the same...Read More »
34 of 35 | Posted by: Larry & Penny Hite - Spring Grove, VA
“Paul, Samuel and Mr & Mrs Edwards, I am so very sorry to hear about Amy. we had reconnected since her illness. She will be truly missed by many. I...Read More »
35 of 35 | Posted by: Susan Edwards Cox - Washington, NC
Amy Edwards Harte, 52, of Surry, VA went to be with her Lord and Savior for eternal rest surrounded by loving family and friends on Saturday, June 9, 2012 after a courageous battle against Ovarian Cancer.
Amy was born in Richmond, VA on August 3, 1959 and is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Paul D. Harte. She is also survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. Wallace Edwards Jr. of Williamsburg, VA and her brother, Samuel W. Edwards, III and his wife, Donna of Surry, VA. Other survivors include her sister-in-law, Penny R. Hite, and her husband, Larry, sister-in-law, Lisa S. Dickens, Amy's nieces, Stephanie A. Edwards, Melissa S. Hite, and nephews, Samuel W. Edwards IV, Thomas E. Hite, William A. Dickens and Jesse P. Dickens.
Amy was a graduate of the University of Virginia, College of Arts and Sciences ('81) and the University of Virginia School of Law ('84) serving as a university guide during her tenure there. Amy always kept UVA and her dear college friends close to her heart as a life member of the University of Virginia Alumni Association.
As a licensed Virginia attorney, Amy was the first female to work for the Harrisonburg, VA law firm of Wharton, Aldhizer, and Weaver and the first female Surry County native to practice law where she opened her law practice in 1986. She later worked for sixteen years in the three generation family owned business as Vice President of S. Wallace Edwards & Sons, Inc. contributing her talent to ensure its success.
An avid student of history, Amy worked as an interpreter at Jamestown, Bacons Castle and Chippokes Plantation in her youth. In 2011, Amy earned a Virginia Department of Education endorsement to teach Government and Science. Most recently, she served as a school group historical interpreter at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a passion she treasured greatly.
Amy was also a life-long member of the Surry United Methodist Church where she played the piano for Sunday school at the age of eleven. Amy was a Charter Member and former Director of the Surry County, Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Inc., a Board Member of the Surry County Virginia Historical Society Museums, Inc., and a past member and President of the Surry County Business and Professional Women's Club. She loved sail boating, collecting seashells, antiquing, and sharing her love for the University of Virginia and Virginia history.
The family will receive friends at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, VA on Wednesday, June 13 from 5-7 PM. A funeral service for family and friends to celebrate Amy's life will be held at the Surry United Methodist Church on Thursday, June 14 at 11 AM followed by a graveside service at Old St. Luke's Cemetery in Smithfield, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to celebrate Amy's life work to: The Surry United Methodist Church, PO Box 118, Surry, VA 23883 or the Surry County Historical Society (the Captain John Smith Project), PO Box 262, Surry, VA 23883. Alternatively, you may also make a donation to the Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.nelsencares.com.