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Russell Reid Edwards

December 23, 1938 — October 16, 2022

Lucama

Russell Reid Edwards

Russell Reid Edwards, 83, of Lucama, passed from this life to his heavenly home on Sunday, October 16, 2022. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Rev. Wayne Whitley will officiate.

 

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.

 

Russell was born in Tyrell County in 1938 to the late Edgar and Betty Edwards. He had a vivacious personality that would light up a room, he loved to have fun and make people laugh. Russell loved his family and friends and always followed the Lord faithfully. He loved his dog, Little Bit, he was the joy of his life and stayed right with him until the end.  Russell honorably served his country in the United States Army. Russell then went on to spend his career working at Firestone and Piggly Wiggy. He was loved by all who knew him and will be dearly missed.

 

Russell is survived by his loving wife, Joanne Carlisle Edwards of Lucama; son, Russell Edwards, Jr. and wife, Melissa of Lucama; daughter, Connie Hall of Wilson; daughter in law, Becky Edwards; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren and his furry best friend, Little Bit.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Marcus and Betty Ambrose Edwards; son, Elvis Edwards; granddaughter, Christy Mooring; four sisters and eight brothers.

 

Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.

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