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Jim Edwards

Rev. James L. Edwards, 71, of Antwerp passed away at 6:30 am, Wednesday,
January 19, 2011 at his residence.

Jim was born in Berwyn, WV on January 24, 1939, a son of the late Ruby
"Lake" (Turner) and Steve  Edwards.

Jim felt blessed beyond measure, because he asked Jesus Christ to come
into his heart.  Shortly after, in 1957, Jim received another blessing.  
He married his wife Lorene.  They were married for 40 beautiful years,
until her death in 1998  The Lord also blessed Jim, allowing him to
serve two great churches.  The  Second Baptist Church of Defiance for 20
years and The First Baptist Church of Antwerp for 30 years.  Jim's
prayer was to praise God for all he had given him and now the greatest
gift of allowing him to come home with Christ.

Jim will be sadly missed by his daughters, Susan (Douglas) Zeller of
Antwerp & Pam (Ric) Casilli of Lynn, MA; son, Tim of Antwerp;  sister,
June Hale of Mark Center; brothers, Bert of Bristol, VA & Harold of
Weston, OH; grandchildren, Steven & Nichole & great grandchildren, Myah,
Olivia & Ramon.

He is also preceded in death by his sister, Theda Miller & brother, Grey.

His funeral service is at First Baptist Church of Antwerp  at 11 am on
Saturday, January 22, 2011, with viewing one hour prior. Pastors Todd
Murray, Levi Collins and Allen Miller will officiate.

Viewing is  Friday, 2- 8 pm at First Baptist Church of Antwerp.

He will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery.

PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS! Memorials are to the First Baptist Church of Antwerp.

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To our family in Ohio,

So sorry to hear about Uncle Fuss.....Sending our heartfelt thoughts and prayers during this hard time.  


Jennifer (Miller) Boyd Feb 1 2011 12:00 AM

Dear Pam & family - all of us here at Mass Senior Action have you in our thoughts and prayers.

Margaret Movelle Jan 26 2011 12:00 AM


BAY Jan 25 2011 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Pastor Jim. He was a special person and will be greatly missed. I was glad to be blessed to know him. We will miss him always in our hearts Pastor Jim

Mindy Ankney Jan 23 2011 12:00 AM

Dear june and girls and to the rest of the family ,Pastor Jim was a blessing to me he had helped me thru the troubled times in my life and i felt so blessed to be welcomed into the baptist church and to have pastor jim baptize me.I am so sorry of the loss as you know he will be greatly missed by all of us.But as we look at him now he is our angel and one day soon we will all meet him again i know words cant take away the pain or the tears but we all have to look at in a good way pastor jim did his time here and now he is home with his wife and the rest of the family like he always talked about one day doing so we have to try and dry our tears and look at it in a good way theres no more suffering for him and he is at peace god bless all of you and remember he is always going to be watching you from above love you as a sister in christ god bless all of you. Amy

amy miller Jan 23 2011 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the Edwards family in their loss of Rev. Jim ( or as we liked to call him, Preacher Jim ). Jim was a blessing to know, and touched many lives in special ways. He married Teresa and I on Feb.14, 1981. You will be missed and forever in our hearts Preacher Jim.

John and Teresa Mosier Jan 22 2011 12:00 AM

To the family of Jim Edwards: Kenny and I were very sad to hear about your loss. Jim was very important to us when he was our music director for the 20 years he served our Lord at Second Baptist Church. We also loved your mother very much. I spent many Sundays in the nursery with her.

Wilma and Kenneth Hall Jan 22 2011 12:00 AM

To Jim's family, This town & many others will miss your Father. He was known to so many people, for his faith, and just the goodness of him. He fought a good fight, and now is with his Lord. My prayers are with you.
A friend, Donna

Donna Parrish Jan 21 2011 12:00 AM

Cousins,  Sad to hear about Jim.  It's been a bunch of years since my brother Fred and I stayed with Aunt Lake, uncle Steve and the family in Richlands in 1958, while mom (Edith Routh, Lake's sister) was undergoing surgery here in Baltimore.  Those memories still connect us.  God bless all of you during your time of grief, and his graduation.

Mike Routh Jan 21 2011 12:00 AM

On be-half of the First Baptist Church of Holgate, oh.  I wish to convey our sympathies to the Family of Jim Edwards, Our prayers are with you, God Bless you all..

Naomi Crase Jan 21 2011 12:00 AM

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