James Stanley Edwards

January 10, 1940May 9, 2021

James Stanley Edwards, a retired Petty Officer First Class with the United States Navy, passed away at The Addison of Knightdale Assisted Living in Knightdale on May 9, 2021 at the age of 81. James was born in Pitt County to the late Joseph S. and Lillian H. Edwards on January 10, 1940. After retiring with 22 1/2 years of service with the Navy, James worked at the Charleston Naval Shipyard as a Pipe Fitter. He enjoyed spending time with grandchildren, fishing, coin collecting, metal detecting, and visiting flea markets.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie Carol Parrish Lushene-Edwards; son, Scott Allen Edwards and wife, Patricia of Summerville, SC; daughter: Barb Edwards of Jasper, AL; step daughters, Misty Elaine Dunahoe of Moncks Corner, SC, Jacqueline DeAnne Lushene Allison and husband, Richard of Holly Springs; step son, Joseph Michael Lushene, Jr. and wife, Paula of Cary; brother, Jerry Wayne Edwards and wife, Kay of Vanceboro; 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brothers, Billy Edwards, Bobby Edwards and Donald Edwards; a sister, Annette Garris and a grandson, Kenneth Edwards.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 2:30 pm at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Clayton. The family will receive friends following the service at Pinecrest Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in James’ name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the Edwards family may be entered below within the "add a memory" tab.


  • Jackie Carol Parrish Lushene-Edwards, Wife
  • Scott Allen Edwards, Son
  • Patricia Edwards, Daughter-in-law
  • Barb Edwards, Daughter
  • Misty Elaine Dunahoe, Step Daughter
  • Jacqueline DeAnne Lushene Allison, Step Daughter
  • Richard Allison, Step Son-in-Law
  • Joseph Michael Lushene, Jr., Step Son
  • Paula Lushene, Step Daughter-in-Law
  • Jerry Wayne Edwards, Brother
  • Kay Edwards, Sister-in-law
  • Joseph S. Edwards, Father (deceased)
  • Lillian Houston Edwards, Mother (deceased)
  • Billy Edwards, Brother (deceased)
  • Bobby Edwards, Brother (deceased)
  • Donald Edwards, Brother (deceased)
  • Annette Garris, Sister (deceased)
  • Kenneth Edwards, Grandson (deceased)
  • Mr. Edwards is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 14 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, May 16, 2021

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 16, 2021


James Stanley Edwards

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Elaine Parrish-Hathcock

May 13, 2021

He was a sweet, kind and loving uncle!!! I'm sad to hear of his passing. He will be greatly missed!!! My thoughts and prayers are with my family as they go thru this most difficult time. God bless them all!!!!

Jennelle King

May 11, 2021

So very sorry to here this James was a very Special person lord he loved his dog Rest In Peace Fly High know more pain