Willie Grace Edwards was the daughter of Marvin Alfred Perry Edwards. Marvin Alfred Perry Edwards was the son of John Houston and Dollie Ophelia (Lee) Edwards. Marvin was born 03 September 1906 in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. He was one of ten children of John Houston and Dollie. Marvin died 16 June 1994 in Columbiana, Shelby, Alabama. His wife Lorene died Dec 1974. Willie would be a paternal half first cousin.