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James Wesley "Jim" Edwards, Jr.

April 23, 1953 ~ September 18, 2020 (age 67)


James “Jim” Wesley Edwards, Jr.

Rocky Mount --

James “Jim” Wesley Edwards, Jr., age 67, passed away at home Friday, September 18, 2020 surrounded by family. Born on April 23, 1953, he was the son of the late James Wesley Edwards and Letha Thompson Edwards.

Jim was a loving husband, father, PopPop, and brother. Jim was a born salesman and was President and owner of C.W. Williams & Co. Fire Equipment Specialists for more than 35 years, forming many lifelong friendships in the fire service industry. A true gem, he was a generous man with a quick wit who never met a stranger and strived to live his life according to the mantra he taught his daughters: “Always take the high road.”

Jim leaves to forever cherish his memory, his wife, Gayle Joyner Edwards; daughters, Mary Wesley Edwards Michaud and husband, Andy of Wilson, NC; Taylor Wilson Twine and husband, Taylor of Raleigh, NC and Molly Morgan Wilson and fiancé, Carl Churchill of Durham, NC; grandsons, James Hackney Michaud and George Alexander Michaud; sister, Joann Edwards Webster of Mt. Dora, FL; niece, Tammy Webster Lambdin of Altamonte Springs, FL; nephew, Scott Webster and wife, Kristi of Greensboro, NC; and loyal furry companions, Lizzie and Maizie.

The family is grateful for the compassionate care provided by Dr. Don Bales and team, Hospice and Palliative Care of Nash UNC Healthcare under the guidance of Dr. Doug Boyette with a special thanks to Letisha, Kiki, and Shelly, and UNC Hospitals Neurology Clinic.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brothers Helping Brothers, or 2005 High Knoll Drive, Dayton, Ohio  45414 or Hospice and Palliative Care of UNC Nash Healthcare, 2460 Curtis Ellis Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

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