Invitation Info

The Celebration of Life


Chief Mama Elouise Edwards MBE,
MA (Hons)

To be held on

Friday 5th March at Manchester Cathedral
Doors open 11.30 am for 12pm

For her final journey Mama Elouise will leave Manchester Cathedral at 1.15 pm on a horse drawn carriage for interment at Southern Cemetery, 212 Barlow Moor Rd., Manchester, M21 7GL at 2.30 pm

The cortege, to the sound of African drums, will pause at places where Mama Elouise took an active role or helped to develop:

  • Cariocca Business Park, M12 4AH, 1.30 pm
  • Carmoor Road (WIOCC), West Indian Community Centre, M13 OFB, 1.40 pm
  •  The Manchester Academy High School (Formerly Ducie High School), M14 4PX, 1.50 pm
  •  West Indian Sports and Social Club, M14 4SW, 2.00 pm
  •  Kath Locke Centre, M15 5DD, 2.05 pm
  • Former home, College Drive, M16 0AE, 2.15 pm

    If you wish to honour Mama in colour, it is West African tradition that black is not worn as Mama Elouise lived to a good age. Mama’s favourite colour was purple.

    If you wish to pay tribute to the life of Mama Elouise, get further updates, and watch Mama’s Edwards’ final journey live go to:

Website: where you can post tributes now. Proceedings will be streamed live on the 5th Match from 11 am and on Facebook: Mama Elouise Edwards MBE MA – Official

In place of floral tributes, please donate to the Louise DaCocodia Education Trust:

Or directly to Mama Elouise Edwards GOFUNDME Page all charitable donations to be given to the Louise DaCocodia Trust

The family of Mama Edwards would like to express their appreciation to everyone in Manchester, the UK and around the world for your support and love.

Thank you⚘💜⚘

Note: National lockdown restrictions only permit 30 mourners inside Manchester Cathedral. They have been designated by the family.

Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.

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