Mr. Johnny R. Edwards, age 70 of South Hill, died Wednesday, February 1, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Lynda R. Edwards of the home; daughters Kelli Edwards of Newton Grove, NC, Kimberly Edwards and Rebecca Edwards both of South Hill; a granddaughter, Amber Langley and great granddaughter, Emma-Leigh Burkett both of Newton Grove, NC. Also surviving is his brother, Ricky Edwards of Mt. Olive, NC and sisters, Betty Lou Waters of Belhaven, NC, Carol Hill of Murfreesboro, NC, and Marion Medlock of Easley, SC. Mr. Edwards was preceded in death by his parents Wiley Ralph Edwards, and Johnnie Squires Edwards of Belhaven, NC.
Johnny was born in Washington, NC and grew up in Belhaven. NC. He attended Chowan University & graduated from Campbell University with a BS degree. He served with the Mennonite Central Committee in Malawi, Africa from 1970-1974 and he also served in Zambia, Africa from 1982-1984. Later in his career he worked with the Wake County Shelter Workshop in Raleigh, the Raleigh Lion’s Clinic for the Blind and sheltered workshops in Johnston County NC & Goldsboro, Johnston County Department of Social Services for 10 years and with the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services from 2001 until his retirement.
A celebration of his life will be conducted at 3pm, Sunday February 5, 2017 at Farrar Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be placed at www.farrarfuneralhome.net. Farrar Funeral Home of South Hill is serving the family.