Mrs. Vera Evelyn Edwards McCraw, 77, of 1299 Johnson Farm Road, Pilot Mountain, NC, formerly of 110 Henry Road, Lambsburg, VA died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Northern Hospital of Surry County. She was born September 2, 1930 in Carroll County, VA to the late John Anderson Edwards and Milie Evelyn Cagle Edwards. Mrs. McCraw retired from Pine State Knitwear and was of the Baptist faith. "To her family she was simply called "Ma" a woman who defined love, sacrifice and devotion. She always found joy in her flowers, in her sewing and in helping those that needed her. Her love for her family was unconditional and she could always see the ability and virtue in each of us. Her last words were to tell us she loved us all. How blessed we were to have her in our lives. Our feeling of loss is overwhelming, but we take great comfort in knowing that she is now finally free of pain and reunited with the great love of her life, our dear "Pa". She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Lou McCraw of Lambsburg, VA, Lois Ann and Billy Lawson of Pilot Mountain, NC, Pam and Tim Reid of Kernersville, NC; son and daughter-in-law, John H. and Donna McCraw of Lambsburg, VA; grandchildren, Becky and husband Brad Upchurch, Hope and husband Shawn Vaught, Rev. Charles Puckett and wife Deborah, Chad McCraw, Callie Puckett, Colleen Puckett and John Henry B. McCraw Jr.; nine great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister, Lelia King of Cana, VA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Lucretia Edwards of Cana, VA, Carvie and Ann Edwards of Bellevue, Ohio, Marvin and Vineda Edwards of Cana, VA, Marlie Edwards and Special Friend Geraldine Leonard of Cana, VA. In addition to her parents, Mrs. McCraw was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Booker McCraw, sister, Leora Edwards and brothers, Loman and Ralph Edwards. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Howell Funeral Chapel of Mount Airy conducted by Rev. James Easter & Rev. Donald Bryant with interment to follow at the McCraw Family Cemetery, Lambsburg, VA. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Cana Fire Department, Cana, VA. Online condolences may be made to www.howellfuneralservices.com. Howell Funeral Home of Mt. Airy was in charge of arrangements.