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James Alfred Edwards

October 13, 1948 — May 18, 2023

Powhatan

Edwards, James Alfred (“Jimy”), of Powhatan, passed away May 18, 2023, in the company of loved ones. He was preceded by his parents, Carl and Mavis Edwards, and brother, Ronnie Edwards. He is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-four years, Loyce; son, Andrew (Keeli) of Midlothian, and beloved grandchildren, Liam, Franklin, and Emmeline.

Jimy worked as an electrician before entering the family business, Carl’s Radiator Service, where he managed operations for over twenty-five years. He was active in Ruritan, briefly serving as zone governor, but it was Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church, Midlothian, that amplified his passion for church and community service through roles such as lay leader, cubmaster (Pack 876), and scoutmaster (Troop 897). With Loyce, Jimy helped launch New Life UMC, a community that encouraged him to enter pastoral ministry and welcomed him as associate pastor. He was then appointed to Bowling Green and Shiloh UMCs in Caroline County before retiring in 2015. He was especially regarded for Brunswick stew fundraisers, utilizing a recipe he learned from his father-in-law (also a local stew celebrity).

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah UMC on Tuesday, June 6, with family receiving friends at 2 p.m., and with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Pisgah UMC.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Family Receiving Friends

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church

13312 Midlothian Turnpike , Midlothian , VA 23113

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church

13312 Midlothian Turnpike , Midlothian , VA 23113

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