Mr. Willie James Edwards


Mr. Willie James Edwards, of Blountstown, Florida transitioned from life temporal to life eternal on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Florida.

Homegoing Celebration of Life services will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 12:00 Noon from the sanctuary of St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church located at 16345 SWE Rive Street in Blountstown, Florida 32424 with Rev. Dr. C. L. Wilson, officiating. Vann Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Interment will be in the Graves Creek Cemetery in Blountstown, Florida.

Mr. Edwards will lie in repose at the church from 11:00 AM until time for the service.

A public viewing will be held on Friday, January 6, 2023, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Vann Funeral Home.

In accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guidance, we ask that everyone wear a mask for the viewing and funeral service to protect the health and safety of all who will attend.

He leaves to cherish a lifetime of fond, yet precious memories, a loving and devoted family:

One Son: Adarrell (Summer) Edwards of Tampa, Florida

One Daughter: Taurice Edwards of Blountstown, Florida

Father: Leroy Edwards of Blountstown, Florida

Eight Sisters: Lillie Blue (Julius) Baker if Marianna, Florida; Linda Gail (Jerry) Monlyn of Blountstown, Florida; Leatha (Leon) Bush of Grand Ridge, Florida; Diane Godwin of Greenwood, Florida; Renell Webb of Jacksonville, Florida; Rebecca Johnson of Fayetteville, North Carolina; Theresa (Thomas) Pams of Birmingham, Alabama and Sandri’lia Johnson of Tallahassee, Florida

Two Brothers: Leroy Edwards Jr. of Tallahassee, Florida and James Johnson of Pensacola, Florida

Four grandchildren, One Great Grandchildren and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.


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