YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, 2017 at the Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 67 McClure Street, Struthers, for Mr. Derick Maurice Edwards, 66, of Youngstown, who passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at his home, with his family by his side.
Mr. Edwards, lovingly known as “Bro”, was born May 20, 1951 in Youngstown, a son of Richard J. and Francis Neil Edwards of Struthers.
He had been employed at WRTA and most recently at Aim National Leasing as a diesel mechanic, retiring in 2011.
He was a member of the Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church and was a faithful church worker.
He was a member of the American Legion #247 in Lowellville; and founder of “The Friends In Town” club.
Maurice was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler and Cleveland Cavalier fan. He loved fishing and was a very likable people person.
Maurice was a U.S. Army veteran.
He leaves to cherish his memory but rejoice in his heavenly peace, his wife, the former, Jacquelyn Hubbard, whom he married May 25, 2004; four sons, John M. Edwards and Keith (Tamika) Reynolds of Columbus, Derick M. Edwards, Jr. and Brian L. Edwards both of San Diego, California; seven daughters, Tysha M. Hill, Tracey L. Iverson and Elaina N. Jackson all of Columbus, Sherele M. (Anthony) Hill-McCray, Dereca M. (Leon) Heard-Whatley and Tonne I. (Dante`) Hill Gilyard all of Youngstown; 25 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Sarah I. (Aaron) Hubbard of San Diego, California; a brother, Ronnie E. Edwards, Sr. of Struthers; close friends who were like brothers, Larry Johnson, Ed Craft and Robert Irwing, Jr.; his first wife and her husband, Cynthia and Ronald Wilson of Columbus; his furry best friends, “Tazzz” and “Bobbyrobb” and a host of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard J. Edwards, Sr. and two grandchildren, Je`Vohn and Je`Ronn Hill.
Visitation will be Monday, December 4 from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the church prior to services.
The American Legion #247 will hold a memorial service at 10:00 a.m.
Arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
A television tribute will air Friday, December 1 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.