John  Edwards
Rev. John Henry Edwards, 83, of Meridian, Miss., passed away Oct. 27, 2019, at Anderson Regional Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 29, 1935, to Bob and Mamie (Falls) Edwards in San Angelo, Texas.
He served in the United States Army. He served as a minister for over 50 years at Rolling Creek Baptist Church, Union Baptist Church and Elim Baptist Church. After retirement he was a member of Union Baptist Church.
John is survived by his wife, Margie Edwards; sons, Matt Edwards and Evan Edwards; brother, Raymond Edwards; step-brother, Jim Smelly; grandchildren, Cory (Nicole) Edwards, Jacob Edwards and Jackson Edwards; and great-grandchildren, Reylee Edwards and Satcher Edwards.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, 5 p.m., at Wright's Funeral Home, Quitman, Miss.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, 1 p.m., at the Union Baptist Church, with the Revs. Dennis Coats, Kyle Routzahn and Mike Everett officiating. The body will be taken to the church 30 minutes prior to services.
Burial will take place in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Stacy Rogers, Jared Weir, Kevin Frasier, Tony Ware, Braxton Boswell, Randy Robinson, Jimmy Wilson and Scott White. Honorary pallbearers will be Everett Webster, C. W. McLemore, Cory Edwards, Jacob Edwards and Jackson Edwards.
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Published on October 29, 2019


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Joyce Poole, Benton, AR
Nov 01, 2019
I want to express my sympathy to all the family at the passing of Rev. Edwards. I first met you all as your social worker at MMRC, thus beginning my love and respect for all of you. When I found out about Rev. Edwards, I promptly pulled out my newspaper clippings of Evan's high school and MCC graduations and reflected back on those years long ago. Evan, I'll bet you never thought anyone but family saved those articles!! I will be thinking of you all and praying for strength and peace at this very difficult time. Again, please know the love and respect I continue to have for all of you.