James Elvin Edwards, Sr. “Casey” 74, of the 4000 block of Margaret Circle passed away on November 28, 2019 at his residence. He was born on July 11, 1945 in Pamplin, VA. He was a graduate of Norfolk State University and a member of First Baptist Church, Bute St. where he served on the Transportation Committee, Supervisor of the Buildings and Grounds, Tutorial Volunteer, Ready Academy Volunteer, Church Anniversary Committee, Toy Giveaway Committee and Fundraising Committee. James retired after 28 years of service in 2006 as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Department of ABC Board. He was also the owner of Edwards Expert Janitorial Service for 30+ years. James received several honors with the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Board, National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal. James was predeceased by his parents, Nelsie Cobbs Edwards and Earnest Edwards, Sr.; sister, Edith Rountree and brother Willie Edwards “Jerry.” James is survived by his wife, Rosa C. Edwards; daughter, Tammie Edwards; son, Dr. James E. Edwards, Jr. “Stacy” (Beverly Edwards); sisters, Shirley Baker, Corrine Dungee and Jewel Greene; brother, Earnest Edwards, Jr.; grandchildren, Alexia Edwards, Avery Edwards, Aaryn Edwards and Zion Johnson; great grandchild, Mason Edwards and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
James Elvin Edwards, Sr.
No Public Viewing Service Friday, December 6, 2019 11:00am First Baptist Church Bute Street 418 E. Bute Street Norfolk, VA 23510 Inurnment Colonial Grove Memorial Park 3445 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, VA 23456 Services are entrusted to Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505