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Jerry Thomas Edwards
April 20, 1945 ~ December 6, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
Jerry Thomas Edwards, 78, passed away peacefully Wednesday December 6, 2023 at Portside Assisted Living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was born on April 20, 1945 in Henderson, North Carolina to the late Thomas Allen Edwards & Estelle Rebecca Wilder Edwards.
Along with his parents, Jerry is reunited in passing with his son, Michael Lance Edwards; brother, Stanley Thomas Edwards; & sister, Judith Faye Edwards.
Jerry proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict. While enlisted, Jerry was a member of the 4th Infantry Division and was the recipient of a Bronze Star with V Device for Acts of Valor in combat and for his dedicated service. Following his honorable discharge, Jerry went on to work for GTE, current day, Verizon. Jerry proudly climbed the ranks and worked hard to retire as the Budget Administrator- overseeing both North and South Carolina. Upon Jerry’s well-deserved retirement, he was able to enjoy more time with his family and friends. In his free time, Jerry relished time spent making memories with family and friends. He was a Christian and member of Forestbrook Baptist Church. He will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish Jerry’s memory are his adoring wife of over 58 years, Judith Tunstall Edwards of Myrtle Beach; son, Jeffrey Allen Edwards and wife, Carrie of Myrtle Beach; daughter, Laurie Edwards Pace and husband, Ryan of Bessemer City, NC; his beloved grandchildren, Nicholas Ryan Pace, Christian Allan Edwards, Jessica Lynette Edwards & Thomas Earl Maddry, III; sister, Estelle Rebecca Harris of Henderson, NC; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins; a large, loving extended family and many supportive friends and neighbors.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday December 10, 2023 at 6:00PM at Forestbrook Baptist Church, 2051 Forestbrook Rd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29588. Jeff Edwards, Stan Hall, True Song and Pastor Doug Smith will be singing. Anyone who would like to speak at the Service will be welcomed. The service will also be streamed on YOUTUBE, just search for Forestbrook Baptist Church.
A second Celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at New Sandy Creek Baptist Church, 1699 Weldons Mill Rd, Henderson, NC 27537, held on Sunday, December 17th at 2:00 p.m. at the Grave Site with full Military Honors.
At the request of the family, please consider memorial contributions in lieu of flowers. Donations in Jerry’s name may be made to Forestbrook Baptist Church, 2051 Forestbrook Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 or at, https://forestbrookchurch.com/
To view these details online or to offer words of comfort through the online guestbook, kindly visit the funeral home website at www.burroughsfn.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home of Murrells Inlet (843-651-1440) is honored to assist the family.