Grady B. Edwards Jr.

Published 7:55 pm Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Grady B. Edwards Jr. of Vicksburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Aug. 20, 2019.

Grady was a beloved husband and father. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was very involved in the Fraternal Order of the Moose, having held all local and state offices. In 2005 he received the highest degree of honor, The Pilgrim Degree. He was also a loyal member of Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks, The American Legion, The VFW and The Free Masons. He was a member of the local Piper Fitters Union 619 for 62 years, five of those years as manager.

Grady very rarely met a stranger and was a good and loyal friend to everyone he met. He was preceded in death by his father, Grady B. Edwards, Sr., his mother, Missy Spears Edwards, his brother, Mickey Edwards, and his previous wife, Bea Edwards.

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He leaves behind his wife Nelda Edwards; Daughters, Leanne Edwards and Gracie Edwards; step-daughters Melissa Boone (Jimmy) and Layne’ Herr; 16 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and many nephews, nieces and cousins.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Moose Charities (

Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 at Riles Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Services will be noon Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 at Lakewood Memorial Park Funeral Home in Jackson, with a visitation from 11 a.m. until the hour of service. Burial will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.