James Edwards Born October 20, 1925 Los Angeles, California Died April 24, 2020 El Segundo, California Youngest of nine siblings, orphaned at birth, James Edwards, a native of Southern California, was a veteran of three wars. He served in the US Navy during WWII, in the US Army during the Korean War and in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War, where he met his beloved wife of 54 years, Nghi Thi Tran Edwards. He adopted his wife’s son from a former marriage, John Edwards, who became a medical doctor before an untimely automobile accident took John’s life. As a civilian, James worked for Western Airlines and later Delta Airlines as an aircraft mechanic. James also served for 20 years as a member of the “Hope in Action” team at Hope Chapel Church in Redondo Beach California. He is survived by his wife and also his daughter, Mae Edwards, a film and television editor and music composer, currently residing in Sacramento, California. James Edwards’ funeral will be held at Pacific Crest Cemetery (Redondo Beach California) in a closed ceremony of family members only, due to COVID-19 restrictions. A memorial in honor of James Edwards’ life, complete with military honors, will be celebrated when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

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  1. My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow, and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    May God put him in a special place where he will be watching us, the people who loved and cherished him!

    I miss you Jim! Love you my Friend.

  2. We are so saddened to hear of Mr. Edwards passing. He was a great and loving man.

    Sending our love and prayers to you and for him,

  3. Your whole family was such a huge part of my childhood. We send the deepest condolences to you, Tran and Shannon.

    With so much love and sympathy.

  4. Your whole family was such a huge part of my childhood. We send the deepest condolences to you, Tran and Shannon.

    With so much love and sympathy.

  5. Having to be able to meet and know Jim has been a great honor. I will never forget him or his kind nature. I will miss him dearly! Deep deep condolences to Tran, Mae and Shannon! I love you all!

  6. Dearest Tran, we are grieving with you in your sorrow, and we are rejoicing with you at the joy of know that Jim is safe with his Lord and Savior, Jesus. Jim was such a kind and lovely brother-in-Christ. We continue to pray for you and Mae. We love you, dear sister! Michèle and Bruce Hershberger

  7. Tran and Mae, I send my deepest condolences. Jim was just a wonderful man! I will miss him. I love you, Tran.

  8. Dear Tran and Mae,
    We are so saddened by the loss of one of the most amazing people we have known. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten. We are humbled and privileged to say the we knew him and been a part of his life, as well as him part of ours. We know that he is in a better place and closer to G-d.
    Stay strong and celebrate his life.
    We love you dearly,

  9. All our love during this time of remembering and celebrating a life long lived. Mae, you are a daughter that sets the bar for all daughters – loving, loyal, dedicated, giving…everything that so many of us strive to be. We hope you find peace in the coming days as so much love pours in around you.

  10. Beloved Mae and Tran, please accept our heartfelt condolences at your loss. You are both exceptional woman warriors — personally, culturally, intellectually, spiritually — and your grace and dignity continue to inspire so many of us. Jim was a wonderful man who understood how magnificent his family was. Your family have left indelible fingerprints of love on the lives of my parents and I and I know they join me in sending love. You both have our total respect, support and love, and I am confident both Jim and John are watching you from heaven with so much love. God bless both of you, my sisters. xxxxxxxxx

  11. Praise God for Jim, my trusted friend and mentor… took me under his wing for discipleship when I was a young Christian, and led me firmly down a path of righteousness and joy in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

    God’s blessings always from the Kemps to the Edwards!

  12. Dear Tran, our deepest condolences and we are very sorry for your loss, we love and keep you in our prayers, may Our Lord comfort you.

  13. Dear Tran and Mae, Mr. Edwards was a kind and patient man. A father that was always proud of his son, and my best friend, John. I have many fond memories of Mr. Edwards. My sincerest condolences for your loss. Mr. Edwards, rest in peace and thank you for your service.

  14. Dan and I just read about the passing of Jim. We love you Tran and have so many fond memories of the both of you.
    Were not sure where your living. Our deepest sympathy to you and Mae. Hugs Dan and JJ kinzer

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