OBITUARY

Dwayne Melvin Edwards

September 4, 1958May 19, 2020
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Dwayne Melvin Edwards aka "Peanut" was born September 4, 1958, to the late Alice Lucille Edwards and Melvin Lewis Edwards. After his parents death, he was raised by his aunt, JoAnne Allen-Calloway. He receive his general education from the Cleveland Public School system and graduated from the mighty John F. Kennedy High School in 1977. Dwayne was joined in holy matrimony to Altha Renee Hogue in 1980 and later settled in Dallas, Texas. To this union they raised two wonderful children, DyAnna and Dwayne. He served his country, in the U.S. Army, with pride, honor and courage. With an honorable discharge in 1980. He was stationed at Ft. Hood in Killeen, Texas and completed a tour in Germany. He was also employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, in which he retired in 2017. Peanut will always be remembered as a #1 Cleveland Browns fan. He always felt he was a part of the "DAWG" pound. He was especially proud of his Browns man-cave. One like no other. Friends and loved ones consider him the "Life of the Party". He enjoyed music, dancing and was noted for being best dressed. He cherished spending time with his grandsons and friends thru fishing. That was his peaceful place. Peanut was loved by many. On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Dwayne Melvin Edwards was welcomed into his eternal home of Glory. Dwayne was welcomed by his parents, Melvin and Alice Edwards; brother, LaMont Calloway; niece, LaQreisha Edwards (Kee Kee) and brother-in-law Bandele Tyehimba (Rickey Hogue). Dwayne is survived by his wife, Altha Renee Edwards "Naki"; daughter, DyAnna "Boog"; son, Dwayne "Wiggles" (Brandi); sister, Theresa Edwards; brothers, Donny, Dennis and Tamone (Ice) Calloway; sister-in-laws, Pat, Belinda, Rosalyn, Michelle Hogue and Akwete Tyehimba (Michelle); grandchildren, JaVaun, Sir Vincent, Vinyaun, Kaiden and Dwayne Maddox; nephews, Willie (lil Will), Brandon, Bambata and Sekou; nieces, MarTisha (T-Redd), Adjowa and Briel and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

  • FAMILY

  • Altha Edwards, Wife
  • DyAnna Edwards, Daughter
  • Dwayne Edwards (Brandi), Son
  • Theresa Edwards, Sister
  • Donny Calloway, Brother
  • Dennis Calloway, Brother
  • Tamone Calloway (Ice), Brother
  • Pat Hogue, Sister-in-law
  • Belinda Hogue, Sister-in-law
  • Rosalyn Hogue, Sister-in-law
  • Michelle Hogue, Sister-in-law
  • Akwete Tyehimba (Michelle), Sister-in-law
  • Dwayne also has five grandchildren, JaVaun, Sir Vincent, Vinyaun, Kaiden and Dwayne Maddox; nephews, Willie (lil Will), Brandon, Bambata and Sekou; nieces, MarTisha (T-Redd), Adjowa and Briel and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Brandon Hogue-Rice, Active Pallbearer
  • Bambata Hogue, Active Pallbearer
  • James Lewis, Active Pallbearer
  • Deltrick Jordan, Active Pallbearer
  • Lamond Brown, Active Pallbearer
  • Steven Hudson, Active Pallbearer
  • Dwayne Edwards, Honorary Pallbearer
  • JaVaun Williams, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 29, 2020

Memories

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Ernest Torrence

May 30, 2020

Shirley McCoy

May 30, 2020

Blessings and prayers to my dear friend Roslyn and the family may God be with you and keep you strong in this time of your loss. He was so nice to meet and laugh with when I met him at the party. God love you and so do I Shirley McCoy

Akiba McAlister

May 30, 2020

Renee and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are sorry for your loss.

Akiba
On behalf of
Aunt Georgia

Andrea Black

May 29, 2020

My Dear Renee' Edwards, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Dwayne. I send my deepest sympathy and thoughts of comfort to you and your family. I pray that God's Love will continue to surround and keep you and yours in these trying times. The many special memories you hold in your heart will help you through this sad time also. I'm keeping you close in thought Today and Always.
God Bless!!
Your Friend,
Andrea Black

GERALDINE GLOVER

May 28, 2020

DEAR PEANUT
KNOW THAT YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REM EMBERED AND LOVED BY MANY. TRULY A FAVORITE IN OUR FAMILY
AUNTIE GERRI

Emma Smith

May 27, 2020

Dewayne was a true friend.
He was my next door neighbor.
He will truly be missed.
Rest in Heaven
Peanut!

Debra Reed-Henry

May 27, 2020

Peanut, you rest peacefully my Dear Friend and Brother send my love to my Dad ,Dennis and Ricky for me... Wow all I can say is I will hold on to all the good times we had in our youth 😂🤣moving from Cleveland ,Ohio to Dallas,Texas. Until we meet and greet again R.I.H. Much love always Debra .

Evelyn Delgado

May 27, 2020

You’ve earned your wings Peanut. We first met at a softball field. I met you as a fan of your company’s team which I umpired. We then came to realize that I was Renee’s coworker & friend. The few times we got together was always a blast. I remember how we all had a fantastic time in San Antonio when we had the last Council of Leaders weekend. You were always the guy having fun with everyone. May you RIH. It was a pleasure crossing paths with you & your family. Until we party again. Thanks for the memories.

Barbara Starks Moss

May 26, 2020

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS SENDING PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS REST IN YOUR HEAVENLY HOME WITH LOVE 💘 💜

Juanita Hill

May 24, 2020

I met Dwayne while working at the VA, he was truly 1 of a kind. He loved his family dearly! He spoke about them all the time. True gentleman!!! I remember he would share photos of himself and wife, and how excited he was when his grandson was born. He is truly the face of the Cleveland Browns, when I think about them he comes to mind. My prayers go out to all of his family and friends! Grateful for the opportunity I had working with him.

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