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Thomas Hoyt Edwards

May 18, 1949 ~ January 1, 2021 (age 71)

Obituary

Thomas (Tommy) Hoyt Edwards 71 of Belle Isle, Georgetown South Carolina entered the kingdom of God on January 1, 2021 at his villa on Belle Isle, SC surrounded by Gods beauty and serenity of the Spanish moss on the century old oak trees, looking out along the lakes of Winyah Bayand the two loves of his life, his wife Sheila Arney Rassette Edwards and Keiko his dog of 18 years. In his own words since retiring here Tommy said many times, “You sure brought us to a beautiful place”

Tommy was a member of the First Moravian Church in Greensboro, NC and had been a head usher taking over for his beloved father, Hoyt Pervis Edwards who proceeded him in death along with his mother Mary Elizabeth Edwards and stepmother Helen Westmoreland Edwards.  He worked for his father for many years in a family owned business, Edwards Seafood Company and completed his working career for the Federal Government as a TSA officer at the Triad International Airport in Greensboro, NC for 13 years.  Tommy and Sheila traveled all over the world and the US by air and ship and without a doubt loved Ireland and the Isle of Man as their favorite. Once retired he and his beloved wife moved to Belle Isle Marina and Yacht Club and enjoyed what Tommy thought was one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Tommy’s wish was to be cremated and have no formal funeral. There will be a Celebration of Life later in his hometown of Greensboro, NC where he was born and raised and met his soulmate and wife over 41 years ago and finally reunited and married her 20 years later at the age of 50. Tommy said he waited for marriage to find the right partner he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. He is survived by his wife and three step-children: Christian James Arney Rassette of Charlotte, NC, Nicholas James Arney Rassette and wife Fatima Lima Rassette of Boca Raton, FL; and Carolyn Danielle Louise Rassette of Stokesdale, NC; four step-grandchildren: Alexis Nicole Hardin, Madison Lyann Hicks, Madeleine Pelletier and Silas Lima Rassette; his only sibling, David Willard Edwards and wife Joan Johnstone Edwards of Greenville SC. Tommy was loved by everyone he met and his soft nature attracted lifelong friends.  His smile and warm heart will be missed by all.

Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice of SC, 3009-C Church Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or SC House Calls of Columbia SC as they helped his wife care for him in the home his last months or to his church, First Moravian Church, 304 S. Elm Street, Greensboro NC 27403.

Burroughs Funeral Home (843-651-1440) of Murrells Inlet is assisting the family.

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