OBITUARY

Zakary Tyler Edwards

May 6, 2010October 24, 2018
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Zakary Tyler "Zakie" Edwards, 8, went to play ball with the Angels in the Outfield Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Brenner Children's Hospital.

Zakie was born May 6, 2010 in Davidson County, a son of Brian and Amanda Edwards. He loved sports, especially playing baseball and his church, Wayside Tabernacle Freewill Baptist Church. Zakie was a third grade student at Pilot Elementary School. He was a selfless, loving child who thought of others more than his self.

Surviving are his parents; three brothers, Gavin, Brayden and Hunter Edwards; maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Mary Stevens; paternal grandparents, Ralph and Ann Edwards; a paternal great-grandmother, Ruby Dickens; cousins, aunts and uncles, and a host of friends.

A Celebration of Zakie's life will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Wayside Tabernacle Freewill Baptist Church, 3035 Upper Lake Rd. Thomasville, NC 27360 by Pastor Jimmy Garrett and Pastor Mike Barnes. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Thomasville Funeral Home Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Zakie's church. Online condolences may be made at thomasvillefh.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Brian & Amanda Edwards, Parents
  • Gavin Edwards, Brother
  • Brayden Edwards, Brother
  • Hunter Edwards, Brother
  • Kenneth & Mary Stevens, Maternal grandparents
  • Ralph & Ann Edwards, Paternal grandparents
  • Ruby Dickens, Paternal great-grandmother
  • Zakie is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins & a host of friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Josh Hamm
  • Jordan Beal
  • Billy Womack
  • Jonathan Hedrick
  • John Stilley
  • DJ Dean
  • Brandon Ball
  • Brian Sailsbury
  • Eli Gonneville, Honorary
  • Robbie Beal, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Wayside Tabernacle Freewill Baptist Church

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, October 28, 2018
REMEMBERING

Zakary Tyler Edwards

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Jamie and Josh Hamm

October 27, 2018

This child touched so many lives, he was sweet, loving and thoughtful! We will never forget Zakie helping work on the Pilot baseball field with his brothers and parents! He always wanted to give to others! His sweet memory will forever live on! We love you guys and will continue to pray for you! Praying for God’s outpouring of peace to touch the family.

Dixie Black

October 27, 2018

I had the pleasure and honor of teaching Zak in kindergarten. He was always eager to learn, came in every morning with a smile on his face and ready to give a hug, that’s how he started my day! I will miss seeing him the halls of school and getting my hugs! Zak was special, he made you smile and feel loved. Prayers for the family and smiles to Zak who is now giving hugs to Jesus.
Love, Dixie Black

John Ellison

October 26, 2018

I had the pleasure of knowing this great young man. I enjoyed seeing Zackary and the rest of the family when they visted their Dad at work at TWC. That huge smile and laugh always made my day. May God bless this amazing family and give them comfort knowing he is with God .Going to miss you little buddy but never forgotten

Angie McKnight

October 26, 2018

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Zak surely made every one feel loved with his sweet smile and loving hugs. May God comfort your hearts now and in the days to come.

God Bless,
Angie McKnight

Kennie Sledge

October 26, 2018

Dearest Family, the Pilot Community love you all, Zackie had a huge impact on us in his short 8yrs. His smile was contagious, his love of people was amazing and he will be turly remembered as a fighter and a lover.
Nick, Kennie, Kelcie, and Courtney(Barney)

Shannon Fussell

October 25, 2018

I had the honor of teaching Zakary in Kindergarten. Zakary was such a loving little boy who was always ready to give a hug. His sweet smile brightened the day for many. I loved hearing him say my name with his deep voice. He was a friend to everyone and always kind to others. His memory and love will live on in the lives he touched. I’ll see you again, Zak!

Ashley Hill

October 25, 2018

Zakie had a smile that would light up the room! He was so sweet and will be missed by so many. I pray that the family can rest in knowing that he is no longer suffering. Praying for the other boys as well as they have lost their brother. Love you guys ❤️

Josh, Ashley, Maddy & Gavin Hill

Laura Dockery

October 25, 2018

My prayers are with each and everyone of you. Zakie had a smile that could just melt your heart and the most heartfelt hugs. I will miss seeing him everyday. I am, however; grateful to have known and loved him and know that he is having a ball in Heaven with Jesus !

Stacy & Terry Williams

October 25, 2018

We are truly sorry for your loss. We pray that God strengthens you with his unfailing love during this transition.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Zakary Tyler "Zakie" Edwards, 8, went to play ball with the Angels in the Outfield Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Brenner Children's Hospital.

Zakie was born May 6, 2010 in Davidson County, a son of Brian and Amanda Edwards. He loved sports, especially playing baseball and his church, Wayside Tabernacle Freewill Baptist Church. Zakie was a third grade student at Pilot Elementary School. He was a selfless, loving child who thought of others more than his self.

Surviving are his parents; three brothers, Gavin, Brayden and Hunter Edwards; maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Mary Stevens; paternal grandparents, Ralph and Ann Edwards; a paternal great-grandmother, Ruby Dickens; cousins, aunts and uncles, and a host of friends.

A Celebration of Zakie's life will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Wayside Tabernacle Freewill Baptist Church, 3035 Upper Lake Rd. Thomasville, NC 27360 by Pastor Jimmy Garrett and Pastor Mike Barnes. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Thomasville Funeral Home Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Zakie's church. Online condolences may be made at thomasvillefh.com.