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Howard Edmonds, Jr.

June 16, 1935 October 22, 2021
Howard Edmonds, Jr.
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Obituary for Howard Edmonds, Jr.

On Friday morning October 22, 2021, at 5:25 a.m. God summoned one of his faithful servants from his labor here on this earth to eternal rest. Our beloved, Deacon Howard Edmonds Jr. affectionately known as “Buster” was born on June 16, 1935, to the late Howard and Sallie Edmonds Sr.

At an early age he confessed Christ and became a member of the Mount Level Baptist Church of Amelia County, Virginia. There at Mount Level, he served God, his church and community in various auxiliaries to include the following: Former Trustee, Ordained Deacon, 2nd Vice Sunday School Superintendent, Chairman of the Cemetery Committee, Former Treasurer for the Deacons and Deaconess Ministry, Former Member & Treasurer for the Male Chorus, one of the original members of the Young Men’s Club under the pastorship of Reverend Ralph Johnson, Former member of the Usher’s Ministry, Brotherhood Ministry, and he also was the Church History Statistician. He retired from Taylor Ramsey after 20+ years of service.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life Deaconess Frances C. Edmonds of fifty-two years and one sister Laura.

He leaves to cherish a legacy of precious memories: his loving and devoted son and daughter-in-law, James & Ethel Coleman; devoted granddaughter, Charita Coleman; grandson, Cedric Coleman; four great-grandsons, Raekwon Epps (Big Chief), Jasiya Barner, Semaj Coleman, and Christian Coleman; one God-daughter Zakiya Calloway; one God-son James Coleman Jr.; three brothers, Richard Edmonds (Rebecca), devoted Jimmie Edmonds, and Willard Edmonds; two sisters, Corrine Miller (Howard) and Pinkie Jefferson; one sister-in-law, Jeanette Coleman; a devoted niece Jackie Royal; a special friend Mary Page; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Viewing Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 1 to 7PM. Service Friday, October 29, 2021 at 4:00PM at W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home. Interment Mt. Level Baptist Church, Amelia.

W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.

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