George Edward Edwards

October 27, 1943 - November 13, 2011
George Edward Edwards

George E. Edwards, 68 of Wilmington passed away Sunday, November 13, 2011 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

He was born in Wilmington on October 27, 1943 and raised in the community of Seagate. His parents were the late Henry Warren Edwards and Amanda Ruth Edwards Harker. He was preceded in death by a brother Charlie Edwards, and two sisters, Minnie Faircloth and Margaret Butler.

George was retired from Wilmington Coca Cola with 33 years of service in sales. He was a member and Past Master of St. Johns Lodge #1 A.F. & A.M., he was a 33 Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a Shriner.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Patricia Woodruff Edwards; one daughter, Cheryl E. Pearce (Rick), and one son, George Scott Edwards (Lisa); six grandchildren, Patrick Barnes, Emily Barnes, Meghan Barnes, Matthew Pearce, Katherine Edwards, and Nathan Edwards; two great grandchildren; one brother, Thomas Edwards, and four sisters; Mary Tart, Doris Long, Ellen Futrell, and Jackie Ward.

The family will see friends from 1 to 2 pm Wednesday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington where a Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at 2 PM. Masonic Funeral Rites will be accorded by St. Johns Lodge #1 A.F.&A.M.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice or any Masonic charity.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 791.9099.


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  • November 13, 2011
    Linda Linares says:
    Ellen, I am sorry about your brother. I haven't heard from you in so long. Please get in touch if you are able.

  • November 13, 2011
    Chris Hager says:
    I am very sorry for your loss. I have a lot of good memories of Mr. Edwards when I got to fish with him and Scott at Crystal Pier back in the 80's. He will be dearly missed by all who got to know him. My prayers are with your family.

  • November 14, 2011
    Ray Faircloth Sr. says:
    Uncle George was like a big brother to our family. We will miss those special times of fellowship, but according to the blessed hope...., We Will Meet Again! To my Aunt Pat, Cousins Cheryl & Scott, and all of the other family members..... we send our love and prayers to you. Ray & Jenny Faircloth

  • November 15, 2011
    marcus and susan thompson says:
    pat and family, we are so sorry to hear about george's passing. you guys were the best neighbors and thought so much of you all. just know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. marcus and susan thompson

  • November 15, 2011
    Paul Starling says:
    You guys are in my heart and prayers. Thanks for being a big part of my childhood.