Gerald Lee Edwards

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April 23, 1946 — Jan. 2, 2020

Gerald Lee Edwards, 73, of Wilson, passed away Thursday. His funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Stantonsburg Town Cemetery. The Rev. John Howard, the Rev. Lewis Forsyth and the Rev. Bob Rose will officiate.

The family will receive friends Sunday following the service at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.

Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Ann Lane Edwards of the home; son, Stephen Edwards of the home; sister, Linda E. Howard of Greenville; sister-in-law, Edna Edwards of Elm City; nieces, Nancy Crowder, Mary Alice Davis and Amanda Vick; nephews, John Howard, Jason Howard and Vince Edwards; and his lovable fur babies, Buffy and Yellow.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Nannie Mae Hagan Edwards; brother, Jasper “Dickie” Edwards; father and mother-in-law, Walter “Junior” and Mary Butts Lane; brother-in-law, Kenneth Lane; and his precious fur babies, Erbi, Big Boy and McKenzie.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be sent to Wilson County Fair, Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 3085, Wilson, NC 27895 or 3HC Hospice, 2400 Montgomery Drive SW, Wilson, NC 27893.

Condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home at www.joyners.net.