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Donald Wayne Edwards

August 24, 1961 ~ January 8, 2024 (age 62) 62 Years Old

Donald Edwards Obituary

Donald Wayne Edwards was born on August 24, 1961 to the late James Spruill, Sr. and Alma Edwards Allen in Eastville, VA. Donald was nurtured and raised by William (Bill) Allen. He departed this life peacefully at home on January 8, 2024.

Donald, affectionately known as “Bobe”, “Joe Lewis” and “Joe” attended the public schools of Northampton County, VA. Realizing his need for a relationship with Christ, Joe joined First Baptist Church Capeville. Joe met and married his one true love, Barbara Jean on August 31, 2002.

“Joe” was a loving husband and loved his family and friends unconditionally. He was very loveable, outgoing, and easy to get along with. His goal was to make sure BJ and his family were taken care of. He would give you the shirt off of his back. He loved fishing, planting his garden and landscaping. His previous employment was at Aqua Farms, Bay Creek, Bayshore Concrete Products Corporation and Bright View Landscape.

He was preceded in death by his mother Alma Allen, father James Spruill, Sr., stepfather William (Bill) Allen, grandmother Lola Edwards, nephew Ronald Graves and his mother-n-law, Etta Stratton.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Barbara D. Edwards of Eastville, VA; one daughter, Arian Riggin, Painter, VA; two stepsons, Michael and Markie Davis of Cape Charles, VA, seven grandchildren: Erica Sample (Wayne), Tiffany Edwards (Norvell), Tanisha Davis, Jace, Justin and Jeah Logan and Demaj Mills: five great grandchildren: Amayah and Aliyah Williams, Amarion Wilson, Tai’Kala Stratton, and Remi Edwards; four sisters: Pamela Baker (James Sr.), Patricia Anderson, Valarie Vaughan (Anthony), Venesia Gordon (Maurice); four brothers: Christopher Edwards, Sr. (Kathy), Ronald Edwards, James Spruill, Jr. (Melissa), and Antonio Spruill (Heather);  three sisters-n-laws: Onnie Davis, Frances S. Wynder and Gloria Stratton; four brothers-n-laws: Leroy Stratton, Curtis Smith, Gregory and Joe Brake, Jr.; five nieces: Jessica Spady (Eric), Tenesha Stratton, LaTanya Washington (Frank) Crystal Dillard, and Tyesha Allen; ten nephews: Terrence Edwards, (Deshera), Trawn Stratton, Deondre Bell, Christopher Edwards Jr., James, Jr. and Jarron Baker, Hakeem and Raheem Edwards, Rondell Holden, and Aleak Tazewell;  best friends: Irving Stratton, Sammy Thomas and Curtis Davis (Dirty Harry) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are,

 you will always be in our hearts.”

Lovingly Submitted,

The Family

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January 19, 2024

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Cornish Celebration of Life Center
5494 Bayside Road
Exmore, VA 23350

Funeral Service
January 20, 2024

11:00 AM
Cornish Celebration of Life Center
5494 Bayside Road
Exmore, VA 23350

Interment following funeral service
January 20, 2024

First Baptist Church Capeville
25283 Lankford Hwy
Cape Charles, VA 23310


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