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Pastor Paul Edwards

January 9, 1954 - July 22, 2019

AHOSKIE, NC – Pastor Paul Edwards, age 65, passed away peacefully, in the early morning on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville, NC.

Pastor Paul was born on January 9, 1954 to Joseph Benjamin Edwards and Pauline Whichard Edwards in Norfolk, VA. He was an pastor/associate pastor for 35 years, giving of his service in Aberdeen, NC, Hobucken, NC, Rocky Mount, NC, St. Pauls, NC, Mt Olive, NC, Millennium, NC, Belhaven, NC, and lastly to Ahoskie, NC, until his health declined in August of 2018.  Pastor Paul was dedicated to the Lord and spent countless hours visiting and praying with the sick in hospitals and shut ins. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Pastor Paul enjoyed cooking and spending time with his grandchildren. He had a love of music which led Dion to play the piano. He was truly devoted to his church and community and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

 

One of his favorite life verses was “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know” Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Wesley Paul Edwards, two sisters, Renee Cameron and Patricia Edwards, and brother-in-law Bruce Cameron.

Paul is survived by his loving wife Bonnie, a son, Dion Martin Gaskins and wife Kristy of Greenville, NC; three granddaughters, Randa, Micah, and Jaimyn Gaskins; one grandson, Jarrett Gaskins; two brothers, Pastor Ben Edwards  and wife Sue of Greenwood, SC, and Lloyd Edwards and wife Shirley of Washington, NC; one sister, Paula Edwards of Mt. Olive, NC; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019, 6:30 pm at the Carpenter’s Shop Church, Ahoskie, NC, with Pastor Wallace Phillips, Pastor Ben Edwards, and Pastor Bethea Moore officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at 5:30 pm at the church and other times at the home. There will be a private burial at Job Cemetery in Aulander, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family during this difficult time directly or mailing to Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, PO Box 908, Ahoskie, NC 27910, or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Edwards family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location:

Carpenter's Shop Church

903 S. Catherine Creek Rd.
Ahoskie, NC 27910


Service Information

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm

Location:

Carpenter's Shop Church

903 S. Catherine Creek Rd.
Ahoskie, NC 27910

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service


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