Amanda Grant Edwards ’95

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