Gerald “Gerry” T’Challa Edwards, Sr., 69, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021, in Jacksonville, Fl.
He was born on Oct. 2, 1951, to the late James and Lottie Edwards. He was a 1969 graduate of Riverside High School where he was a member of the marching band. Gerald was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, John Edwards and Milton Edwards; and sister, Mary Smith.
Survivors include his devoted daughter and caregiver, Erica (Teneshia) LaFaye; son, Gerald Edwards, II; brothers, Charles (Joyce) Edwards and Ronald (Clara) Edwards; sister, Sherine (James) Bryant; a host of nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and friends.
A family service will be on Friday, April 2, 2021, in Jacksonville, Fl.
Condolences may be sent Arlington Park Cemetery and Funeral Home, 6920 Lone Star Road, Jacksonville, Fl. 32211.
Announcement is by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.