James Elvin Edwards, Sr.

Sunrise: July 11, 1945

Sunset: November 28, 2019

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.

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

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    David Seay says

    Rosa, Tammy, and Stacey I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers remain with you. Jim was a true friend to me for almost 34 years. Jim had a good heart and enjoyed helping others. Jim and I worked together for about 20 years and had a lot of good times. My friend was there in good times and the darkest of times. I will miss you my friend. You will always be in my thoughts.


    May the road rise up to meet you
    May the winds always be at your back
    May the rains fall gently at your feet
    May the sun shine softly on your face
    Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand

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    Patricia (Pat) Walston says

    My Sincere Condolences To The Family!! “Rest In Peace” Casey (Jim) I will “Miss” you. Keeping you in my thoughts and my prayers.

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    Delceno Miles says

    So sorry for your loss. May God strengthen and comfort you during this time of transition. James, your TCC family is praying for you and your family.

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    Jerome A. Bynum says

    My condolences to you and your family. Just remember that God does not make mistakes. He has earned his reward for a life well lived. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.

    Jerome & Thelma Bynum

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    KB Bishop says

    My condolences to your family for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Casey will be truly missed. He was an exceptional gentlemen.

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      Shevika Hannah says

      My condolences to your family. Casey always open was so friendly to my family and I. He will be greatly missed. I will miss my neighbor. Thank God for allowing us to know this extraordinary man.

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      Delicia Hassell Moore says

      Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

      The Hassell (Versie, Randy and Delicia )

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    Doris & dad ( William Preston) says

    Rosa, Tammie, Stacy and Grandchildren. You know how much we love you all and how much Casey meant to dad and I. You all make this such a wonderful family and we wish we could be there with you but as you are aware, dad is just not up to the travel. Casey, was such a gentle, caring and awesome person and made such an impact on our lives. He will be missed but ever be in our hearts. We love you all and feel we are so blessed to have known him a to be part of your family by way of our daughter and granddaughter Beverly. Thanks for sharing him with us.
    We are here for you.

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      Martha Bailey Brown says

      To Rosa and Family
      So grateful that our Father in heaven made the way possible and I was able to attend the beautiful Homegoing Service. Casey was ‘as a brother’ to me. Such an added blessing to my life with his words of wisdom and encouragement, his living faith and his good humor. So blessed that our childhood friendship rekindled as an adulthood kinship. Will sorely miss him.
      With Love and Prayers to each of you. God Bless

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    Rev. Dr. James Edwards, lll says

    Brother Casey,
    Dee and I attended your Homegoing Service at our church today and already we miss your personality and smile. You would have been mighty proud of the way your family and friends spoke of you, especially Zion , David C , your childhood friend who you played baseball with , without a ball and bat , Rev. Travis and your niece. We will miss you my Vietnam co- traveler and namesake.

    Rev. Dr. James and Rev. Dee Edwards , lll

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