Edwards~ Mr. Robert Edwards, Jr. was born April 7, 1955, in Folkston, Georgia, to the late Dorothy Williams Edwards and Robert Edwards, Sr. He was affectionately known as “Bob or Coolie”.
Robert received his education from the public schools of Folkston, Georgia. He was employed at Goldkist for many years. Robert, also taking after his late father, had a passion for planting and gardening; he planted trees for years until his health declined.
On Thursday, November 14, 2019, we paused to say until we meet again to Robert at Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida, after an extended illness.
Loved ones who preceded him in death include his wife, Virginia Jeannette Edwards; son, Wendell C. Chambers; parents, Robert Edwards, Sr. & Dorothy Williams-Edwards; brothers, Ronald Q. Edwards, Arthur Lee Edwards; sisters, Ophia Edwards and Dorothy Edwards. Those left to cherish his memory include stepdaughter, Keisha (David, Sr.) Jones, Hilliard, Florida; grandchildren, Keshawn & Keauna Jones, Hilliard, Florida, David Jones, Jr., Minnesota; seven great grandchildren; stepmother, Julia Mae Edwards, Folkston, Georgia; siblings, Donald (Rose) Williams, Sr., Folkston, Georgia, Jacqueline Williams, Brunswick, Georgia, Norma Jean (Rock) Sims, Columbia, South Carolina, Ervin (Opal) Edwards, Calvin D. Edwards, Alvin L. Edwards, Folkston, Georgia; Richard Edwards, Wilbur (Robin) Edwards, Caroline Edwards, Jacksonville, Florida; stepbrothers, Bernell (Phyllis) Sims, Reginald Sims, Stanley (Lisa) Sims, Tampa, Florida; paternal aunt, Roberta Battle, West Virginia; maternal aunt, Eliza Mae West, San Antonio, Texas; uncles, Cooper Lee Carr, Hilliard, Florida, Lester Carr, Wisconsin; aunts, Bessie Carr, New Jersey, Earlene (Matthew) Williams, Jacksonville, Florida, Terri Mae (Roosevelt) Timmons, Hilliard, Florida; brother-in-law, Tony (DeeDee) Lewis, Tennessee; sisters-in-law, Nichole (Mark) Young, Virginai Ingram, St. Mary’s, Georgia; Veronica, Green, Folkston, Georgia; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, dear friends, including Frances Murrhee and Herman Jones.
Celebration of Life Service for Mr. Robert Edwards will be Saturday, November 30, 2019, 2:00 PM at Jerusalem Holiness Church, 453 Mt. Carmel Street in Folkston Georgia, Pastor Terrance Pender. Family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church. Interment at Mt. Carmel Memorial Cemetery, Folkston Georgia. Because of the love of his family arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Drive, 904.924.9400
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