Robert M. Edwards, Jr., 76, of Petal, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021, at Beat Line Baptist Church Cemetery.

Robert had served his Country for fifteen years in the Mississippi Army National Guard. He had worked for Jitney Jungle, A & P, and retired from Winn Dixie after thirty-eight years as a produce manager.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Edwards; his parents, Robert and Lucille Edwards, Sr.; and a grandson, Jeremy Edwards.

He is survived by a daughter, Hannah (Shawn) McCallum of Stringer; a son, Danny (Rachel) Edwards of Sumrall; four sisters, Mary Alice Wood of Madison, Jeanette (Danny) Rochelle of Brandon, Melba (Andy) Harrell of Milton, FL, Judy Edwards of Madison; a brother, Ralph Edwards of Jackson; four grandchildren, Courtney (Cody) Denning of Hattiesburg, Caroline Skipper of Memphis, Matthew McCallum of Stringer, Landon McCallum of Stringer,; and a great-granddaughter, Marlow Denning.

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