COBB COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) -- The funeral has been set for members of a prominent Cobb County family who died in what investigators describe as a murder-suicide.

The mother, Dr. Marsha Edwards, is said to have killed her two adult children before turning the gun on herself at the family's Vinings townhouse.

Dr. Christopher Edwards, a well-known doctor, chair of the board of the Atlanta Housing Authority, and the victim's father and ex-husband, survived, and was not there at the time.

The Bulldog learned Friday, all three will be memorialized together at an Atlanta church on Wednesday.

CBS46 also learned that Dr. Edwards made the wellfare call that led to the discovery of the bodies, around 5 pm this past Wednesday night.

Edwards' best friend tells CBS46 what led to the actions of Ms. Edwards will likely come into focus in due time. Toxicology reports may also aid in that regard.

Dr. Edwards declined to talk Friday, but his friend said he was still in “complete and total shock and devastation.”

"The family would like to thank everyone, especially their Columbus family for all of their condolences. They ask that you continue to lift them in prayer as they journey through this difficult time," said Mortician & Funeral Director Charles Huff.

The family asked that instead of flowers, please send a donation to the following:

For Dr. Marsha M. Edwards:

Morehouse School of Medicine's Satcher Health Leadership Institute in The Kennedy-Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity

Morehouse School of Medicine,

Office of Institutional Advancement

720 Westveiw Drive SW, Atlanta, Ga. 30313

You may also donate online at

For Erin Victoria Edwards send donations to:

Posse Atlanta

Attn: Kivatah Castilla

101 Marietta Street NW, Suite 1040, Atlanta, Ga. 30303

Online giving:

For Christopher Redding Edwards send donations to:

Elon University

OneonOneSports in honor of Christopher Redding Edwards, II

Elon University, 2600 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

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