Robert Edwards Sr.
April 30, 2021
COLUMBUS — Robert Edwards Sr., 79, died April 22, 2021, at his residence.
Graveside services will be at noon Sunday, at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, with Bennie Coleman officiating. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, at Carter’s Funeral Services. Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Edwards was born April 9, 1942, in Brooksville, to the late Ed Edwards and Bessie Farmer Edwards. He was formerly employed with Bryan Foods and was a member of Pleasant Ridge Faith Center.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Ed Edwards Jr., Lizzie B. Ledbetter, Willie b. Edwards and Rev. Alex Edwards Sr.
He is survived by his children, James Anthony Sr. of Brooksville, Robert Edwards Jr. of Columbus, Gwendolyn Edwards of Temple Hills, Maryland, Eric Powers, Nicole Minor, both of Columbus and Steve Craft of Tupelo; siblings, Clem Edwards of Prichard, Alabama, Clara Mae Shelton of Cleveland, Ohio, Lena Lowery, Alma Chambliss and Lewis Edwards of Crawford and Earnest Edwards Sr. of Columbus; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.