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Jackie Barnes Rushton

My Heart felt condolences to all the family for the loss of Tommy, RIP Tommy

Jane Gurley

Mike, Phyliss and Family,. I was sorry to hear this. I only met Tommy a few times. But in those few times I realized he was just a good person. May you find comfort and peace knowing that he is with Our Lord now. My prayers are with you all

Marci Stearn Scott

My heart is broken and heaven has gained quite the angel! Tommy and his larger than life personality will be sorely missed. I will remember fondly all of the good time we had his you f family and mine! He was a dear friend. Love to all of the Edwards as you mourn his loss of o Kelly & Kyle I am so sorry and will pray for comfort. ❤️❤️❤️

Teresa Burch

My heart is so sad over Tommy’s passing. He was a genuine person and friend to allot of people. We have so many memories while vacationing in Panama City Beach when our kids were growing up. Endless nights playing UNO and laughing at Kyle’s shenanigans. Memories that will always remain with us. Tommy was a kind gentle person and was happy to help whomever he could. There is no doubt he has seen the face of God, He will truly be missed.

Margie Armstrong

I had the privilege of working with Tommy and he was always kind and considerate. Tommy loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his family!Tommy loved the Lord and his church family. He will be missed! Love and prayers to his family.❤️🙏🏻

Sylvia Easterling

Did not know Tommy well, but his parents and our family were friends of 66 years..Love and peace..for he is safe in The Father’s arms..

Lewis and Diane Nowell

Our heart is sore to learn that your family and community have lost this precious man. We know all of his family that went before him and all of Yulee baptist friends that preceded him are joyful to receive him.

Tim Allen Parker

Tommy was a man with a gentle smile. It was such a pleasure to see Tommy again at our last two reunions, Class of 73 & 70's reunion after so many years. Prayers and condolences to the rest of the family. RIP my Friend

Donna Peitz

When Tommy walked into a room he had this strong presence of warmth,laughter,kindness. He was such a loved friend of mine that no matter whether we lived miles apart or across town he was there for me. How blessed we all were for knowing him. He loved Kellie and Kyle. He always had joy in his voice when he got to spend time with his grandchildren. You will be missed my friend,looking forward to seeing you in heaven..

Dianne Baldwin

Tommy was definitely a Family Man…he was always so kind … he loved his kid and grandkids.. he was and always will be a special person…my heartfelt condolences to Kellie, Kyle and the whole family…Our loss is Heavens gain…RIP MY FRIEND YOU WILL BE MISSED

Sherral Purvis Pike (Prissy)

A lifetime of precious memories we’ve made! I can’t tell you good bye but I can tell you that I will see you again one day my dear friend. Love you sweet Tommy 💙

Kevin Hord

Praying for his family in this challenging time. They miss him dearly.

Thomas Blaine Edwards

2021-09-01

Thomas B. “Tommy” Edwards, 68, of Callahan passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

He was born in Pensacola, FL and was the son of the late Richard D. Edwards and Yvonne Hickox Edwards.

Tommy lived most of his life in Nassau County. He was a 1973 graduate of West Nassau High School. He retired from Ryder Truck Rental Company after 23 years of service. He then began a second career with Arctic Air of Northern Florida where he was the Service Manager.

From an early age, he was a diehard Florida fan. Some believed he would bleed Orange and Blue if he were cut. His avid following of all things UF was probably the only excess in his life. He was a man of simple things.

Tommy loved Jesus and had an undying devotion to his church, Yulee Baptist Church. He served as a Deacon and was faithful in his church life. He could be found helping at the community Thanksgiving meal, wheelchair ramps or any other task around the church.

Tommy was a faithful man who dearly loved his family. He doted on his grandchildren and always did what he could for them. He will be remembered for his unconditional love, his simple ways and his heart of Gold.

In addition to his father, Richard Dean Edwards, Tommy was predeceased by his sister and brothers, Debbie Armstrong, Ricky Edwards and Davy Edwards.

He leaves behind his children, Kellie McLeod and her husband, Nick of Hampton, FL and Kyle Edwards and his wife, Brandy of Keystone Heights; his mother, Yvonne Edwards of Callahan; his sister, Phyllis Lathorp and her husband, Chris of Callahan; his brother, Mike Edwards and his wife, Marty, also of Callahan; his 5 grandchildren, Mykayla McLeod, Nick McLeod, Jr., Mykenzie McLeod, Kai Edwards and Kinsley Edwards as well as several extended family members.

Funeral services for Mr. Edwards will be held Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Callahan First Baptist Church with Pastor Doug Sides of Yulee Baptist Church and longtime friend, Pastor Edward Dixon officiating. The family will receive friends for the hour prior to the service.

He will be laid to rest beside his father, sister and brother in Hickox Cemetery near Hoboken, GA. This will be a private graveside service for the immediate family only.

Those desiring may make contributions in Tommy’s memory to Yulee Baptist Church, 85971 N. Harts Rd., Yulee, FL 32097.

Keeping COVID 19 in mind, the family asks all who attend to be mindful of social distancing. Those who are unable or uncomfortable attending the service, Tommy’s family would like you to know they understand and covet your prayers.

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