Michael S. Edwards

Sunrise: June 27, 1963

Sunset: April 27, 2021
On the morning of 4/27/2021, Michael Stephone Edwards departed this life while hospitalized in Virginia Beach, VA. He was born on 6/27/1963, in Wadesboro, NC, to the late Eddie Hugh and Gwendolyn Ingram EdwardsMichael graduated from Booker T. Washington High School , and attended Norfolk State University, both in Norfolk, VA.  He was a valued employee at many local companies, including Hecht Distributing Co, and most recently Military Sealift Command, where he served for over 20 years.  Michael was a devoted and loving family man. He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Felicia Renay (Gilliam) Edwards, his daughter Kourtney Edwards, sons Brandon Gilliam, Jonathan (Trey) Edwards, and Blair Edwards, all of Virginia Beach, VA, and his adored grandchildren, Isla and Kylan Edwards.  Michael’s survivors also include his brother Douglas (Antwon) Edwards, mother-in-law Olivia Kearney (Louis), brother-in-law, Bernard (Champ) Gilliam (Taneisha), as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.  Michael enjoyed spending quality time with his family and friends, listening to music, and fashion, especially his infamous hats.  He will be missed most for his radiant smile, his infectious laugh, and most importantly the love he brought to so many.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 8, at 1pm at Metropolitan Funeral Home, 7246 Granby St in Norfolk, VA.  The service will also be live streamed.  Following the service, there will be a burial at Roosevelt Memorial Cemetery in Chesapeake, VA.  The body may be viewed on Friday, May 7 between 2-6pm at Metropolitan on Granby St.


Viewing Friday, May 7, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Aunt Penny says

    RIP…Love you Mike! You will truly be missed. I know your big beautiful smile is gloriously beaming in Heaven! 🙏🏾❤️❤️🥰

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    Bruce Williams says

    R. I.H Eddie you will be miss I enjoy working with you out there on the USS PONCE

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    Ronnie Ford says

    Condolences to the family of Mike Edwards, May he Rest In Peace. Ronnie Ford & Family.

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    Frances Smith McNair says

    Sending Virtual Hugs and Prayers your Way. Darrell Smith (your cousin) and I, are sending our deepest condolences to you and your family. He will truly be missed by many

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    Evadne K. Smith says

    Sending prayers of love and comfort to the Edwards Family.

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    Cynthia Powell says

    May God’s blessings be with the family at this time thinking and praying for you all!

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    Renee Hall says

    From our family to yours we send gods blessings and pray for strength during your time of sorrow!
    We love you all!
    The Hall family❤

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    Tainya Hartley says

    Sending prayers and God’s blessings to your family from my family Sending my deepest condolences
    T. Hartley 💜

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    My condolences to you and your family i sail with Eddie on the arctic and he was a GOOD friend and a good person to work with i will miss him RIP MY BROTHER AND MAY GOD KEEP YOU IN YOUR FAMILY STRONG

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    Lele Woods says

    Mr. Mike !!! May your soul rest in peace. You will forever be in our hearts. Prayers to the family. We love you all dearly. To Mrs.Felicia and the family stay strong.

    R.I.P MR.MIKE !!!

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    Cat Catbagan says

    Eddie your bright smile and happy personality will always be with us, and for that I will forever thank you! R.I.P. friend! My condolences and prayers to the family and friends of this wonderful soul!

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