OBITUARY

Grady Barr Edwards, Jr.

28 September , 193920 August , 2019

Grady B. Edwards, Jr. of Vicksburg passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 20, 2019. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Riles Funeral Home in Vicksburg. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 12:00 Noon, with visitation one hour prior, at Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Grady was a beloved husband and father. He proudly served his country in the US Navy. He was very involved in the Fraternal Order of the Moose, having held all local and state offices. In 2005 he received the highest degree of honor, The Pilgrim Degree. He was also a loyal member of Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks , The American Legion, The VFW, and The Free Masons. He was a member of local Pipe Fitters Union 619 for 62 years, 5 of those years, as Manager. Grady very rarely met a stranger and was a good and loyal friend to everyone he met.

He was preceded in death by his father, Grady B. Edwards, Sr.; his mother, Missy Spears Edwards; his brother, Mickey Edwards; and his previous wife, Bea Edwards.

He leaves behind his wife, Nelda Edwards; daughters, Leanne Edwards and Gracie Edwards; step-daughters, Melissa Boone (Jimmy) and Layne’ Herr, 16 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Moose Charities at moosecharities.org

Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for online guestbook.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his father, Grady B. Edwards, Sr.; his mother, Missy Spears Edwards; his brother, Mickey Edwards; and his previous wife, Bea Edwards.

    He leaves behind his wife, Nelda Edwards; daughters, Leanne Edwards and Gracie Edwards; step-daughters, Melissa Boone (Jimmy) and Layne’ Herr, 16 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces and cousins.
  • DONATIONS

  • the Moose Charities at moosecharities.org

Services

  • Visitation Friday, 23 August , 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, 24 August , 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, 24 August , 2019

Memories

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Houston & Bonnie Nelson

22 August 2019

We will always treasure our friendship that we had with Grady and always looked forward to the Louisiana and Mississippi conventions knowing we would see him along with our other friends. We will certainly miss you. Rest In Peace our friend until we meet again!

Sue Reiter

22 August 2019

I'll am saying goodbye to a true friend and a faithful Moose member. Grady, thank you for your smiles, laughter, witch broom and love. Prayers and thoughts to Nelda, Gracie and other family members. Psalm 145:3

Sam Harris

22 August 2019

Grady was an old school gentleman of the finest order. He always made people feel at ease and was the life of the party. I will miss him as will all who knew him. He had a beautiful soul and always a smile ready. My thoughts and prayers go out to Nelda, Gracie and all the family.

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