Amanda Grant Edwards

Amanda Grant Edwards died with her loving family around her at Carolina’s Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 2, 2022, at the age of 49 after an eight-year battle against breast cancer. 

Amanda was born on July 31, 1973, in Atlanta, Georgia to her loving parents, Dr. and Mrs. R. Peery (Nancy) Grant.  She graduated from Lakeside High School in 1991 and then from Davidson College in 1995.  She earned a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and practiced as a pediatric physical therapist until breast cancer prohibited her from working any longer.

Amanda’s greatest passion was serving as loving wife to Renato, doting mother to Grant and Sofia and friend to everyone.  Amanda had a passion for food and wine and loved to cook.  She also loved to love people.  Her friends and family called her a “people collector” due to her ability to turn every stranger into a lifelong friend.  Amanda was an inspiration to others throughout her difficult journey with breast cancer.  Her strength and determination to keep fighting will continue to inspire those of us who were lucky enough to know and love her.

Amanda is survived by her loving husband of 18 years, Renato Edwards, and their two children Samuel Grant Edwards and Sofia Gardner Edwards.  Amanda will also be deeply missed by her two sisters, Tracy (Robert) Wade and Susan (Malcolm) Traxler, M.D. and their families. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial donations be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at https://pages.lls.org/ltn/nc/charlnc22/teamamanda.    

12 Responses to Amanda Grant Edwards

  1. Rob Armstrong November 8, 2022 at 4:35 pm #

    One of a kind and master of hugs! Miss you, Mandy. May you rest in peace.

  2. Bianca King November 8, 2022 at 6:59 pm #

    Amanda had the best ability of making a stranger feel like part of the family! She loved so big and was always a bright light!❤️

  3. Teresa Sasso November 8, 2022 at 7:40 pm #

    Thee most amazing person I have met. I am thankful our paths crossed 4 years ago at Pledge the Pink. her memory will live on with all of us. Rest in Peace my dear friend, I will miss you!

  4. Kathy Belfiore November 8, 2022 at 9:20 pm #

    Amanda, I love you and miss you more than words could ever tell. You were and still are my rock! I don’t know how to do it without you but you would look at me with those eyes and say, Kathy! Do it! I pray for your family! I know God will help them. I treasure the beautiful bracelet you bought me! We WILL meet again! I love you!

  5. Gentry Hunt November 8, 2022 at 9:24 pm #

    So deeply saddened for your family, I know you were so loved.

  6. Jenny Moates November 8, 2022 at 9:50 pm #

    Your love and light will be missed here. God gained another angel.

  7. Sandra Szoke November 8, 2022 at 10:06 pm #

    What a joy to know Amanda. Gone far too soon. Sending my prayers to her family. Thank you for sharing her with us.

  8. Sandra Szoke November 8, 2022 at 10:06 pm #

    What a joy to know Amanda. Gone far too soon. Sending prayers to her family. Thank you for sharing her with us.

  9. Sandra Szoke November 8, 2022 at 10:07 pm #

    What a joy to know Amanda. Gone far too soon. Sending prayers to her family.

  10. Sandra Szoke November 8, 2022 at 10:08 pm #

    What a joy to know Amanda. Gone far too soon. Prayers for her family. Thank you for sharing her with us.

  11. Bill Coble November 11, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

    Renato, we will miss Amanda. She was an amazing woman and her legacy will live on through her memory and her family. God bless all of you.

  12. Liz and Tom November 17, 2022 at 9:59 am #

    You are at peace now and fought so hard. You will be missed! Love to your family.

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