James “Jamie” Howard Edwards, 60 of Salisbury went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, December 31, 2021 at his home. Jamie was born January 18, 1961 to Howard Edwards and Carolyn Smith Edwards in Chicago, Illinois. He was a member of Charity Baptist Church in Lexington and loved his church dearly. Jamie loved the Lord with all his heart and it radiated through him in all he did. He worked many years as a Truck Driver for Southern States Supplier. He also worked twelve years at the family-owned business, Edwards Cleaning Service. He was an avid Dale Earnhardt, Sr. fan. He enjoyed watching sports, he would cheer for the Washington Redskins, along with the Carolina Tar Heels and Atlanta Braves. He loved to play golf and took great pride working in the yard. His greatest joy in life was the time spent with his beloved family. He was a loving and faithful husband, father, son, pawpaw, brother, uncle, and friend; he will be missed by so many. He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Edwards.
Surviving is his loving wife of forty-two years, Teresa Perry Edwards of the home; four daughters, Heather Edwards Lowery and husband Rev. Brady Lowery of Lexington, Amanda Renae Edwards of Lexington, Carolyn “C.J” Wisecarver and husband Jason of Mocksville, Elizabeth Anne Edwards and husband Nick of Lexington; one son, Justin Timothy Edwards and wife Holly of Winston Salem; his mother, Carolyn Smith Edwards of Mt. Ulla; two sisters, Donna Perry and husband Ronnie, Dawn White and husband Leo, all of Mt. Ulla; one brother, Randy Edwards and wife Elaine of Advance; fourteen grandchildren, Emiline Freeman and husband Shane, Chandler Lowery and wife Maggie, Lane Kimmer, Addison Kimmer, Sawyer Kimmer, Gavin Wisecarver, Ganon Wisecarver, Grace Wisecarver, Elijah Edwards, Lilly Edwards, Bella Edwards, Isaiah Edwards, Bradley Smith, Rayna Edwards; two great-granddaughters, Paisley Freeman and Maci Jo Lowery on the way; Father and Mother-in-law, Jefferson “J.L” and Libby Perry of Salisbury; he also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Charity Baptist Church on Hwy 150 in Lexington with Rev. Brady Lowery officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM at Charity Baptist Church and at other times at the home of Rev. Brady Lowery and Heather Lowery. In lieu of flowers that family request that memorials be sent to Charity Baptist Church Building Fund, 1912 N. NC Hwy 150, Lexington, NC 27295. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
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