The Life and Legacy
Darrell Maurice Edwards (Mortician)
On Tuesday afternoon December 6, 2022, God sent his angel from Heaven and said, “My child you are tired, weary and worn, and now it’s time for you to come home.”
Darrell M. Edwards was born April 28, 1965, in Meridian, Mississippi. Later his family relocated to Detroit, Michigan where he was a 1982 graduate of Central High School.
In 1982 he attended Tennessee State University, where he majored in Computer Science. He also became a member of the Tennessee State University Aristocrat of Bands (AOB) where he played the baritone. Darrell was affectionately known as “Mortician” because of his cold hands. He loved the AOB, and he showed it by hosting many Homecoming breakfasts for the AOB Alumni before pep rallies, being active in the TSU tailgates and baking his famous Chess Squares for the band dinners after the Christmas parades.
He later studied Computer Science at Nashville State Technical College where he received his AAS degree in 1998.
Darrell’s career in the Computer Science world allowed him to work as a Database Analyst at Metropolitan Government of Nashville for 12 years, System Analyst at VF Services for 10 years and Mainframe Programmer /Analyst at Tala Consultancy Services in Atlanta, GA. for 9 years.
During his residence in Nashville, he joined the Mt. Gilead M.B. Church and later moved his membership to Lake Providence Baptist Church before relocating to Atlanta.
Darrell had a love of motorcycles. He owned three in his lifetime and enjoyed riding with his friends in his spare time. He was kind, upbeat, and a man with strong principles. Darrell was funny and could make you laugh - he truly brought the life to any room. He was loved by everyone who met him; a fantastic father, remarkable cook, and a great friend to many.
His Father James Edwards preceded him in death. He leaves behind his mother Mary Louise Jennings of Detroit, MI., three daughters, Alisha Edwards, Nashville, TN., Angelica Edwards, Atlanta, GA, and Lakeitha (Charles III) Baugh of Fort Lauderdale, FL. two brothers, James (Karen) Edwards, Atlanta, GA, Anthony (Shonnie) Edwards, Redford, MI., one sister Gloria Edwards, Detroit, MI. three grandchildren, Mecca McCrary, London and Charles IV Baugh. He also leaves behind two sisters-in-law Phyllis (Willie) Taylor and Barbara Cooper, one brother-in-law Charles (Justine) Cooper, a host of nieces and nephews, Kennedy Edwards, Kaitlynn Edwards, Trinity Edwards, James Tony Edwards, Jazmine Edwards, Makaela Hicks, Keely Hicks, Kevonna Hicks, Sholanda (Leonard) McCall, Andre Taylor, Brittany Cooper, Whitney Cooper, Tiffinea (Reginald) Reid-Johnson, Charnitric Bracey, Carolyn (Willie) Simpson, and Sonya Cooper, and three special friends, Robert Williams, Steve Moore, and Leneiva Head.