OBITUARY

Edward William Edmondson

June 26, 1936August 31, 2018

Bill Edmondson, age 82 of Roswell, Georgia and formerly of Savannah Lakes Village, South Carolina, entered eternal rest while surrounded by members of his loving family. Born in New Rochelle, New York to the late John & Frances Edmondson, Bill graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in Alexandria, Virginia, where he was an All-Metropolitan (Washington DC) basketball star for three years. He attended Potomac State College of West Virginia University and the University of Maryland. Bill married his high school sweetheart Barbara Lanham on June 1, 1957 in College Park, Maryland and the two celebrated 61 years together this past June. Bill served our country for over 30 years through his work in the intelligence community for the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency, and with Xerox Corporation.

Bill is survived by his adoring wife Barbara, their five children and respective spouses; Tad and Missy Edmondson, Susan Simmons, Beth and Dwayne Kasper, Lyn Edmondson, Gar and Cheryl Edmondson; their grandchildren and respective spouses and fiances ; Chase Edmondson, Elizabeth and Nicolas Dalboe, Caleb Simmons , Megan Mitchell, Sarah Kasper and Ron Bell, Patrick Edmondson and Ashley Kelley, Grant Edmondson, and Nicholas Flathman; and their great grandchildren; Lauren Mitchell, Carter Mitchell, Reid Kasper and Sawyer Bell.

Bill was predeceased by his brother Jack Edmondson and his grandson Thomas Edmondson, and is survived by his brother Robert Edmondson of Corona, California.

With five active children , Bill supported and coached for all seasons, still excelled at basketball into his forties and looked forward to afternoon golf matches while at the Agency.

Bill and Barbara's journey together took them from Maryland to Pittsford, New York, a return to Maryland , and following retirement, on to McCormick, South Carolina where they enjoyed 20 years forming new friends and faith. In their final years together, Bill and Barbara resided with their daughter and son-in-law in Roswell, Georgia.

Bill was an ardent Maryland Terrapins fan, continued to root for his Baltimore Orioles, enjoyed playing and watching golf, believed in the best for our country, and most of all, spending time with his family and friends. Bill was known for his impeccable dress, quick smile, willingness to lend a hand and was beloved for his warm, engaging manner.

Memorial Services will be announced at a later date.

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Jim McGinnis

September 6, 2018

To the Edmonson family;
I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I have great memories of him back to when I was a little guy in the Berwyn Heights Boys Club. He was always the nicest guy and had the biggest smile. Then I had the pleasure to play with him in the Men's League for several years. He was one of the nicest guys I have ever met. I was privileged to know him and will always have nothing but good thoughts about him. I wish all of you nothing but good memories of him and want you to know you have my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

TAMERA KELLY CROYLE

September 5, 2018

DEAR EDMONDON FAMILY,
I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF BILL! HE WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL PERSON!! I HAVE GREAT MEMORIES OF HIM IN BERWYN HEIGHTS. I SEND PRAYERS AND LOVE TO FAMILY AND FIRENDS. BILL DID A WONDERFUL JOB RAISING HIS CHILDREN!!! RIP!

Jay McCarl

September 5, 2018

Bill Edmonson was my boys club basketball coach for many years growing up with Tad in Berwyn Heights, MD. He and Barbara gave me rides to games many times in the back of their station wagon. In about 4th grade, my mother asked me if I wanted to send anybody a Christmas card, and I said, "Mr Edmonson." Well, I wrote it myself and butchered his name AND missed spelled the street address on the envelope with my chicken scratch. The next time I saw him, he had the BIGGEST SMILE EVER as he laughed about it, but didn't really care about the childish writing mistakes. He laughed easily, and often. He will be missed.

Gar Edmondson

September 4, 2018

Pop,

Pop, you were my best friend, my golfing partner, coach and mentor. I have said many times that my hopes were always to be half the man my Father was. Pop, I will always strive to make you proud of me. You lived life and loved life, had an infectious laugh with a quick wit and great sense of humor. You thought Augusta National was beautiful....just wait till you see the course Jesus has designed for you. This is not goodbye Pop....this is just until we meet again in Paradise!

Mom,

I just want you to know that I will always be a faithful and loving son to you until the day the Lord calls you home to be with Pop. My heart is broken for you, but I want you to know that I will never let you down. My promise to Pop was to always be there for you and take care of you until the end of our time here together. I look and reflect at this picture of us together and remember all the great times we shared together. You are the strongest and smartest woman that I have ever known, and I know in my heart that you will be okay. We will get through this time together and as a family with love and joy in our hearts. I am so blessed and thankful to have you as my Mom. I love you with all my heart!

A new heaven and a new earth

21 Then I saw ‘a new heaven and a new earth,’[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Look! God’s dwelling-place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death”[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away

Cheryl Edmondson

September 4, 2018

Cheryl Edmondson

September 4, 2018

This is not goodbye Pop....it’s just I love you to take with you until we’re home again together ❤️

You were the best father-in-law ever! I look forward to that beautiful reunion one day 🦋💕

FROM THE FAMILY