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McNeill-Legacy Funeral Home
Tuesday March 1st, 2022
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Joseph H Edwards

Joseph Henry Edwards 84, of Saint Pauls North Carolina was born on November 28, 1937, in Hoke County to the late Henry H. and Mary (Seals) Edwards. He made his heavenly transition on Sunday February 27th, 2022, at UNC Health Southeastern.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Edwards was preceded in death by brothers Bruce Edwards, Vernon Edwards, Allen Edwards and James Edwards, sisters, Margaret Lee DeLuca, Shelby Jean Edwards, and Sara Kaye Edwards.

Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife of 50 years Mary Ann, daughter  Dawn E Clayton (Jarvis) of Lumber Bridge, son Henry (Tommy) Edwards (Vonda) of St. Pauls, brother Norman Edwards of Red Springs; sisters Doris McLean of St. Pauls, Mary Janet Lineberry of Graham, and Susan Faye Lowery of Rex; grandsons Joseph (LJ) Clayton (Chaqulla) of St. Pauls, Kyle Edwards of St. Pauls; a granddaughter Jada Clayton of Wilmington, a great grand-daughter Paisleigh Clayton of St. Pauls and host of other nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Mr. Edwards was a textile worker who served in the maintenance department with Burlington Industries for 30 years. He also served as Assistant Chief with the St. Pauls City Fire Department for over 20 years until he retired. Mr. Edwards was an active member of Second Baptist Church in St. Pauls for almost 50 years and served in a variety of roles including Deacon Chairman, Trustee Chairman, and Sunday School Director. His hobbies included walking, working in his garden, “piddling” outside, and riding his bicycle everyday as weather permitted. He would often ride 16 to 20 miles per day. Mr.Edwards loved his family and took on the role as primary care giver to his wife Mary Ann for 18 years after she had her stroke.

Visitation will be Tuesday March 1st from 6:00 to 8:00pm at McNeill Legacy Funeral Home in St. Pauls. The funeral will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday March 2nd at Second Baptist Church in St. Paulswith Rev. Larry Wilkes officiating. The family will be receiving friends at other times at the home of Joseph and Mary Ann Edwards, 318 Burlington Drive, St Pauls, NC.

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sorry for your loss Janice and Tom Fedarick

janice fedarick Mar 18 2022 1:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Edwards

Miranda Strickland Mar 1 2022 10:09 PM

Joe will surely be missed I know he's riding in heaven ❤️❤️❤️

Karen Weindel Mar 1 2022 7:56 PM

So sorry to hear of the passing of your brother Doris and family. God Bless.

Helen Villarta Mar 1 2022 7:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Edwards

Helen Jackson Villarta Mar 1 2022 7:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Edwards

Teresa Vedder Mar 1 2022 5:32 PM

Prayers to the family

Libby and Don Ferguson Mar 1 2022 4:30 PM

My deepest Sympathy to All there, I have thru the grace of God been Blessed to be in his company a few times & each is a Happy Memory of him, my favorite is when he took my husband to his Daddy's farm & they picked watermelons to bring back home. I had never seen a white watermelon before & when we drove back home to NYC every gas station, we stopped at my husband tipped with a watermelon & when we got home every Neighbor got one & we said Thank Joe Edwards Daddy. My sister MaryAnn Edwards was truly Blessed to be with this man. Lord, we thank you for this man, Joseph Edwards was proof of your Love.

Emma Louise Cooper Mar 1 2022 1:03 PM

My heartfelt condolences are extended to the family of Mr. Joseph Edwards during this most difficult time. I pray that Gods caring and comforting presence will help ease the pain of your loss.

Sheriff Burnis Wilkins Mar 1 2022 12:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Edwards

Angela Baxley The Bible Learners Class Mar 1 2022 10:52 AM

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