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Melvin Ray Edwards

August 24, 1944 — April 28, 2020

Mr. Melvin Ray Edwards, age 75, of Wyandanch, NY formerly of Wilson transitioned from labor to reward on Thursday, April 28, 2020.  A service celebrating his life and legacy will be held 1 pm Saturday, May 8, 2020 in the Robert King, Sr. Memorial Chapel of Carrons Funeral Home, 726 South Tarboro Street, Wilson.  Pastor Mary Jo Atkinson will deliver the eulogy.

Melvin was preceded in death by a son, Troy Edwards; his parents, John "Pie" Edwards and Fannie Lee Edwards; three brothers, Roy Lee, Clarence Earl and Anthony Lawrence Edwards; and two nephews, Tracy Lucas and Jermaine Edwards. 

He leaves a legacy of memories to his wife, Angela Edwards of the home; his daughters, Kimberly Ellis (Brian) of Spartanburg SC, Mona'e Edwards and Peachee Edwards of the home; his son, Lamel Edwards of the home; three stepdaughters, Chee Chee, Diana, and Shainqua all of New York; his grandchildren, Brian Jr, Brianna, Brittany and Leyia; one sister, Pastor Mary Jo Atkinson (Bobby Ray) of Wilson, NC; two brothers, Ed Lee Edwards of Silver Springs MD and Elder Wiley Edwards of Wilson, NC; three aunts, Wilma Knight of East Orange NJ, Grace Bullock and Mable Edwards of Wilson, NC; two uncles, Howard Edwards and Leroy Peterson of Wilson; his mother-in- law, Deloris Walcott; his sisters-in-law, Hattie and Lynese Edwards of Wilson, NC, Cynthia Williams, Rossetta Herbert and Clara Edwards of New York; two brothers-in-law, Vrlelyn Patterson and Vincent Patterson of New York; many nieces and nephews, a host of other relatives and friends including Jasper Barnes and Wiley Ward.

Please keep the Edwards family in your thoughts and prayers as they prepare to say their final farewell to their loved one.  Condolences may be directed to or faxed to 252.237.0120.  They may also be emailed to

Professional and caring service has been entrusted to Carrons Funeral Home, "The Willing Friend"

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Robert King, Sr. Memorial Chapel Carrons Funeral Home

726 Tarboro St, Wilson, NC 27893

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