David Lee "Shine" Edwards

January 21, 1935 - June 03, 2023


Obituary For David Lee "Shine" Edwards

David Lee “Shine” Edwards, 88, of Richlands, husband of the late Bessie Davenport Edwards, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2023.

Born in Onslow County, January 21, 1935, a son of the late Richard and Bessie Baysden Edwards, he had worked as a self-employed truck driver and drywall installer until his retirement.

Shine is survived by his son Jerry Lee Edwards and his wife Sherry of Pink Hill; 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Besides his wife, Bessie, and parents, he was predeceased by his 2 stepsons, Jimmy Jones and Larry Jones; his 3 step-daughters, Brenda Kennedy, Faye Beddard, and Patsy Shepard, his sister, Christine Branson, his half-sisters Gertrude Pierce and Rosa Muse; his brothers, Hoover Edwards, Ellis Edwards, Herman Edwards, and his half-brothers, Gardner Wiley and Odie Wiley.

Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2023, in the West Richlands Holiness Church, 612 Luther Banks Rd., Richlands. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service. Graveside services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Edwards Family Cemetery.

Johnson Funeral Home, 210 West Hargett Street, Richlands is honored to help the Edwards family during this difficult time.

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  • 06/09/2023

    I knew David and he's brothers and sisters back in the the 60's. Thanks he and his wife Bessie and son Jerry his sister and brother came to our church. The church ending up a west Richlands Church of God. We eat many times as we where Rev.Virgill lawless Minister family .We all love him and he's family. He sure will be missed. Deborah lawless Kinley.

  • 06/05/2023

    I'm blessed to have taken him on as my papaw. The love we shared together was there till the end. Thoughts and prayers with the family. He's greatly missed and touched many lives.

  • 06/05/2023

    Bringing us food at work all the time. He always tried to make sure we ate. Miss his hugs.

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