Nanci Autumne Edmonds, Gray, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
Autumne was born February 19, 1967 in Bell County, Kentucky.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree from East Tennessee State University, her Master’s Degree from Lincoln Memorial University, and her Doctorate Degree from East Tennessee State University. She was a teacher for 25 years in Johnson City Public Schools and Union County Schools. Dr. Edmonds also taught classes at East Tennessee State University College of Education. Autumne enjoyed volunteering at Tipton-Haynes Historical Site and served on the board of directors. Autumne’s true love was teaching. She served as a Destination Imagination coach at Lakeridge Elementary. Autumne was a passionate teacher who loved her hundreds of students she taught over the years. She took great pleasure in meeting former students and watching them mature into young adults. She never met a stranger.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bill and Jean McCullough and Charles and Juanita Shoffner.
Left to cherish Autumne’s memory are her husband, Mark Edmonds; sons William Mason Edmonds and Thomas Chandler Edmonds; parents Eddie and Betsy Shoffner; sisters, Jill Shoffner-Brown (Michael) and Wendy Stiles (Jason); niece and nephews, Kelsey Brown, Chase Brown, Max Stiles, and Ben Stiles; in-laws, Jim and Ida Edmonds; sister-in-law, Amanda Walker (Vernon) and nephews Cameron Walker and Connor Walker; aunts and uncles, Denny and Sandy Peters and Janie and Jere Conley; first cousins, Scott Peters (Elena), Steve Peters (Carla), Rachel Waddell (Clint), and Jason Turnblazer (Amy); other cousins; many special friends, and her Lake Ridge Elementary School family.
A Celebration of Life for Autumne will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, 411 Second St. NW, Rochester, MN 55901.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
||Margaret Seals Bull
|To all of Autumne's family: May the peace and love of God be with each of you during this time of grief. With deepest sympathy, Clifford & Margaret Seals Bull|
|My thoughts and prayers are with Mark, Mason, Chandler, and all of Autumne's family and close friends. Autumne was a supportive colleague and a kind, caring, and generous friend. She served her students and everyone else with complete selflessness and humility. I will always remember those wonderful qualities of hers and feel forever blessed to have known and worked with Autumne. |
|Earth's loss is Heaven's gain! Autumne was always very sweet to me. I bonded with Autumne several years ago when we both were going through Chemo at Lake Ridge. She was always so positive and kept me positive too. I loved that woman and will miss her very much!!! Prayers for the family!|
|My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. May your beautiful memories sustain and bring comfort to you during this difficult time.|
|Mark sorry here praying for you and kid's if there
is anything you need just let me know we will keep
family in our prayers.
|Mark, Mason and Chandler, my condolences on
Autumne's passing. She was an amazing woman
with a huge spirit. She inspired me by her
creative spark and dedication. She is like the
pebble dropped into still waters, influencing
wave after wave of people. She helped my
daughter to read and my sons to think outside
of the box. She taught kindness. I am blessed
that our paths crossed.|
||Tina Lephew Cooke
|Rest in Sweet Peace...Sympathy and prayers to all
the family, so very sorry for your loss. Autumne
was such a good person.|
|I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Autumne
at JCS and she was a joy to work with. |
||Teresia Bailey and Tina Miller
|Mark and Family-Our thoughts and prayers are with
you all during your loss of Autumne. She was such
a sweet lady. We just adored her. We love the
picture of Autumne. This is how we remember her
with that beautiful smile, especially when we were
sneaking her candy.
||Jeanette Miller(Marj on Main)
|I was so sorry to learn of Autumne’s passing. I didn’t have the
pleasure of getting to know her that well, but what little time
that I got to talk to her she became a great source of
inspiration to me. She kept a wonderful outlook on life. She
made a huge impression on everyone she met.
Please accept my sincere condolences.I will keep you in
my thoughts and prayers.|
||Marilyn Bishop and David Tierney
|So sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and
prayers and with you and your family. |
||Bo and Conner westmoreland
|My son conner had Autumn at Lakeridge Elementary. She was
such an awesome teacher and person . One of his all time
favorites , as well as mine . Used to sit up there and chat some
quite a bit with Parent -teacher conferences, and she was just
always so funny and sweet . The perfect teacher when Conner
needed it the most . God put autumn in our lives and for that
we are grateful... .just wish we had her longer . We love u Mrs
E ! We miss u but we take solace in that you're suffering is
over . The westmoreland family . |
|Ms. Autumn was a wonderful person. She was my daughter
(Brittany’s) first grade teacher. She was the best teacher
ever. She will be missed. We will have her in our hearts
|So sorry for your loss. May God comfort & give you peace. I'll be praying for your family.|
|What a wonderful,sweet lady..The room
would light up when she came in..Her
laugh would fill the shop as we would
do her hair..she always talked about
the love for her sons..How proud she
was of the lives they had ahead of
them..thoughts and prayers.|
||Jill Treece Leonard
|Dear Shoffner family,
What a beautiful person Autumne was and how blessed
and rewarded she must be as she was met by Jesus'
loving arms! You are certainly in my sincerest
prayers as are her husband and children.
Love, Jill and the Treece family|
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