OBITUARY

Raymond L Edwards

December 24, 1919November 8, 2021

Raymond L. Edwards, 101, late of Flora, MS, passed away early Monday morning, November 8, 2021 at home.

Raymond was born December 24, 1919, to Robert Lee and Clara Spence Edwards. He grew up in the House Community of Neshoba County, where he excelled as a basketball player. He carried these skills to East Central Community College, where he spent 2 years before enlisting in the army. His army years were spent in England serving in a U.S. Army Hospital during World War II. Upon return to the States, he began his career with the V.A. Hospital in Jackson as a Surgical Technician. There he met the love of his life, Charlotte Green, and they were married May 28, 1946. They remained married for 48 years until Charlotte passed away on December 29, 1994.

Raymond retired from the V.A. Hospital after 50 years of service. Upon his retirement, he pursued his favorite hobbies of hunting and fishing with his best friend in life, Gene Cliburn along with his two “adopted” sons, Roger Cliburn and Stan Cliburn. The times he spent with them were the greatest times of his life. Raymond also prided himself in the work he did for 20 years at the MS State Fair biscuit booth. He loved giving all of his friends hot biscuits out the side of the booth when the lines were long.

Raymond formed a relationship with a special lady that he had worked with at the V.A. Hospital, Kay Read Myers, and the two were married in October of 2000. They remained married for 20 years, when Kay passed away January 5, 2020.

Raymond became a Christian at an early age and was baptized in the Bethsaida Baptist Church. In his later years, he attended St. Matthews United Methodist Church in Madison.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Kindred Hospice, especially Connie and Andrew, for their tireless work over the past few weeks. We would also like to express a special heart felt thank you to Esslene Muse for her care, companionship and the love that she showed to him during his last few months.

Raymond is preceded in death by Charlotte Green Edwards and Kay Read Myers Edwards; is parents Robert Lee and Clara Spence Edwards and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include Lee (Vicki) Edwards of Flora; three grandchildren Todd (Erika) Edwards of Woodstock, GA, Stacie Edwards Hanson (Blake) of Gluckstadt, MS and Ryan Edwards (Megan) of Fayetteville, GA; Five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Visitation will be Friday, November 12 from 10:00 – 11:00 with his service starting at 11:00 at the Lakewood Chapel and burial immediately after in the Lakewood Cemetery.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.lakewoodfuneraljackson.com for the Edwards family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, November 12, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, November 12, 2021

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