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Obituaries » Michael Andrew Edwards

November 24, 1956 - October 8, 2021

Service Date: October 16, 2021

Posted by:
Mary Gardner

Posted on:
October 16, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Mike's beautiful family. I was 22 when we first met Mike who was about 16. My former husband played softball and Mike was a scorekeeper for the Rec. We recognized immediately how well mannered and grounded Mike was and he lived his life by Christian principles. I remember fondly that he suddenly started making a beeline to leave games and the guys started teasing him and asked him why the hurry all of a sudden? To no surprise he said he had a young lady to see and gave us that beautiful smile, even brighter than usual, that I remember so vividly. I am sure that nice young lady was you Cindy. We all kind of went separate ways and upon returning to Wilson in 2018, we ended up seeing each other at Grandparent's Day at WCA. My former husband and I were trying to figure out who this familiar face was and Mike was doing the same. Finally he turned towards us and we both said I know I know you but, he said yeah I know you all too but, he flashed that smile and I immediately said Mike, and the smiles and conversation were on. That same smile, only brighter, is the one that I always saw on Mike's face every time I saw him from the time we met, and I jokingly asked him about that young lady he had to go see that day and he said, yes she's here somewhere with another grandchild! No wonder that smile was always there! I saw him several times at WCA meetings and realized that the teenager who impressed us so many years ago had become a wonderful man true to his faith and family and just a wonderful person all around. When I heard Mike was sick, it just broke my hearts. As I thought of Mike, I realized that my grandson, Robert Tyson, of whom I am very proud, reminds me so much of Mike, a former scorekeeper for the Rec, he is true to his faith, always makes a room brighter, and is a little awkward when it comes to girls. I just hope he continues to become the wonderful man that Mike has always been. Someone said there are people who don't realize how truly wonderful they are but just walk around making the world a better place for others. Mike will always be remembered as one of those people. I prayed and continue to pray for Mike, Andrew, you Cindy, and the family as you transition into your different path on life's journey. God be with you all and give you peace. And know there is an angel who is always smiling because of you.

Posted by:
Tracy & Terri Gray

Posted on:
October 14, 2021

Words can't express the amount of love and respect we have for Mike. He and Cindy have always been a wonderful model for a christian marriage and Christ filled home. Welcomed Tracy and I with open arms. We served side by side many years at Camp Lapihio. Such beautiful memories flood our minds. Mike has left a powerful legacy for his family. He loved and lived for Jesus and walked with Christ. He has left behind children and grandchildren who look like him and remind us of him. So many lives he has touched and impacted in his lifetime is astounding. God bless your family as you continue living and supporting each other through this most difficult of times. Mike loved us so unconditionally and we miss him already. We are praying faithfully for Andrews healing and restoration to his family here. We are so sad and heart sick over our loss of a friend and brother in Christ. We do have internal joy knowing we will meet together again someday in heaven for eternity. We love you all. Praying for comfort , strength and peace each day. Tracy & Terri Gray

Posted by:
Ray and Lorraine Parker

Posted on:
October 12, 2021

After Ray retired from Bridgestone, he had the privilege of working with Mike and the Candy Man family, he had the utmost respect for him as a business man and as a Christian. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Jaye and all his family and work family.

Posted by:
Glenn and Kathy Pittman

Posted on:
October 11, 2021

Words are hard to find. You will be missed greatly. Will always remember the times spent with our daughters Madison and Nikki at Wilson Christian and Liberty. Spread your wings and rejoice with Jesus our Lord and Saviour. Gone but not forgotten.

Posted by:
Betty Hinnant

Posted on:
October 11, 2021

Thinking of you all in this Great loss! Mike was such a sweet person. He always had me laughing when we were together as kids and adults! For a 2nd cousin he was more like immediate family! Love to you all and prayers for peach and healing for family.

Posted by:
Jimmy Cone

Posted on:
October 11, 2021

Thank you Mike for your dedication to family and Christ your savior. You will be missed but not forgotten. You were a model for all. Thank you my brother. We love you. ?

Posted by:
Vicki Hare Dixon

Posted on:
October 11, 2021

Prayers to Cindy and family. May Lord give you all peace and comfort through this time of loss. I have some good memories with Mike and you when I went to Peace Church when we played softball. Heaven gained another angel.

Posted by:
marsha rose Ricketts-Harper

Posted on:
October 11, 2021

Cindy and Family, So sorry for your loss. Prayers and condolences to you, family and friend. Marsha Harper Peace Chrurch member

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
October 10, 2021

Cindy, I can’t say how sorry I am about my cousin Mike. He was a good person & a great role model for all. He was so loved by this community & by all who knew him. The last time I spoke with him, he wanted to get together with my brother, sister & I to see if we could identify folks in pics he had from Audrey & Jay, & he wanted to see if we had any of the Edwards in our old pics from our parents. I regret we were not able to do that. You are in all our prayers..May the Lord grant you strength & wisdom during this time. May HE give you grace all sufficient, as you continue to fight. I heard through Debbie Phillips that Mike was in the hospital & began praying then. She & Laurie Strickland have kept me updated. Again, my heart is broken for you & if I can do anything to help, please let me know. You & Andrew & other family members remain in our prayers. Much love, Marsha

Posted by:
Pete and Dana Flye

Posted on:
October 9, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by:
Terry Skinner Horne

Posted on:
October 9, 2021

I remember both of you from Peace church. I was going to Peace when it was on Pender street. Then I really got to know everyone at Peace when it was built on Tillman Rd. You two were very young 16 or so. You were always together and seemed so happy. Everyone knew Mike for his candy fundraising. He will be missed but you know he’s with his Lord and savior. You two will be together again! God Bless you all! Many prayers for your son Andrew!

Posted by:
Dawn Grimes

Posted on:
October 9, 2021

Cindy and family, your journey has touched the lives of so many of us. We have lived each day with you and prayed and cried right beside you. Mike may have lost his battle here on earth and everyone will miss him so much, but Praise the Lord he won the victory. We will continue this journey with you as we continue to pray for your family. Much love and prayers. Dawn and David Grimes

Posted by:
Bill and Barbara Page

Posted on:
October 8, 2021

Cindy and family Billy and I wanted to send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. We love you and we know God will still give you the strength you need. May God be with you all. Barbara and Billy