Deshawnteris Lyrell Terrell Edwards

November 12, 2008July 21, 2021

Deshawnteris Lyrell Terrell Edwards, age 12, of Peoria, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 5:44 a.m. at OSF St Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born Nov. 12, 2008 in Peoria to Karon Schuch and Dexter Edwards, Sr. They survive along with three sisters: Dextronna Edwards of Peoria, Jessica Edwards of Atlanta, GA, Lay Lay Edwards of Atlanta, GA, four brothers: Dexter Edwards, Jr of Peoria, Darron Patterson of Peoria, Demaris Edwards of Peoria, and Dekwon Edwards of Atlanta, GA.

He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Lavoris Schuch of Peoria, paternal grandfather, Michael Kemp of Peoria, Godparents, Tori and Jerome Ware and their family of East Peoria, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Deshawntevis Edwards, maternal grandfather, Joe Martin, and his paternal grandmother, Jessie Mae Edwards.

Deshawnteris was a 7th grade student at Trewyn Middle School in Peoria.

Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 13, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.

Memorials may be made to the family. You may view Deshawnteris's obituary online at


  • The Family


  • Visitation

    Friday, August 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, August 13, 2021


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Keisha Edwards

August 9, 2021

You will be truly missed nephew and we love ❤️ u Hugs and kisses 😘😘😘😘

Carrie Noar

August 6, 2021

We had Deshawnteris as a four-year-old in our preschool class. I remember his infectious smile and his kind heart! He could always make us laugh. He will be missed!

Shelly Contreras

August 5, 2021

Deshawnteris was the sweetest boy! We always had good conversations in class. I will sure miss him and his smile. Rest easy D!

Ashley Kersting

July 28, 2021

I am also one of the secretaries at Central Junior High School in East Peoria. Deshawnteris was such a sweetheart. You could see how kind he was with his eyes and smile. He was missed when he transferred out of East Peoria and he is dearly missed now and forever. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who knew this amazing boy, as I know you are missing him dearly.

Morgan Hobbs

July 27, 2021

I’m one of the Secretary’s at Central Junior High School in East Peoria, where he went for a short time. He was late to school one day because he missed the bus & couldn’t get a ride; he walked 30 minutes in the cold to get to school. Very great student, polite, sweet, and obviously cared about his education.

My heart goes out to the family.

Barbara Spencer

July 24, 2021

Ur going to be missed deeply u got ur wings fly high baby boy we all love u and going to miss u . You were a great boy and loved by all sending prayers to all the family