Jerry Mitchell Edwards

Jerry Mitchell Edwards

Jerry Mitchell Edwards
November 25, 1944 – February 18, 2023

ZEBULON – Jerry Mitchell Edwards, 78, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, February 18, 2023. He was born in Columbus County, NC and preceded in death by his parents Atlas “A.J.”  and Ethel Fipps Edwards. Jerry was a retired State Trooper for the state of NC.   Jerry Bob, which was our nickname for him, had a great sense of humor, personality and was always finding a unique nickname for everyone else. He loved working in the yard and enjoyed sitting outside with family and friends to share a meal that he cooked.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dana Griswold, his brother, Harold Edwards, granddaughter, Whitney Griswold and grandma “mama”, Annie Norris.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Sandra Alford Edwards and his fur babies Ellie, Lottie and Whitley,  which he dearly loved,  of the home, his son; Mark Edwards of Zebulon, Jon Edwards (Chasi) of Spring Hope, daughter, Gina Temple (Woody) of Zebulon, son-in-law, Ken Griswold of Zebulon, siblings, Gary Edwards of Zebulon, Mary Kathryn Tripp of Zebulon, 6 grandchildren; Jaxon Edwards, Amber Langston (Matthew), Joshua Temple, Chase Temple, Taylor Griswold  and Tanner Griswold (Katie), 2 great grandchildren; Lala Langston and Aubrey Langston and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tender Mercies Pet Organization located at 767 NC-124 W, Macclesfield NC 27852.

Memorial service 2:30 pm, Tuesday, Heritage Baptist Church, 615 Mack-Todd Rd., Zebulon, with visitation from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, prior to the service.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • Carolyn Young Posted February 20, 2023 9:55 am

    Sandra I’m so sorry to hear about Jerry my prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.🙏❤️Hold on to all the good memories you had of each other. God Bless you!🙏

  • Ira C. Fuller Posted February 20, 2023 1:52 pm

    To Sandra and the Edwards Family, you are in my thoughts and prayers during the loss of Jerry. May you find strength and comfort for the days ahead through your unwavering faith and trust in the lord Jesus Christ. He promised to always be near, never leave you nor forsake you, even during your heartache and grief.

  • Tammy Pearce Augsburger Posted February 21, 2023 2:37 pm

    My condolences to Sandra, Gina and family. Prayers for peace and comfort.

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