Christopher Leonard Edwards

September 25, 1984 - November 9, 2022

09/25/1984 - 11/09/2022

Past Services

Monday November 14, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service - Letchworth Chapel
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
Additional Information:

The family will receive friends on Monday night to visit and share memories of Christopher.

Christopher Leonard Edwards, age 38, of Raleigh passed away on November 9, 2022.

He was born on September 25, 1984, to Jimmy and Kathy Edwards. Following graduation, he attended Brevard College. Christopher worked as a music teacher in Raleigh at School of Rock, where he taught guitar, bass, and drums.  Christopher had a great passion for teaching and sharing his musical talents.  He wrote music, and loved to sing. He also really enjoyed learning about and had a great appreciation for philosophy.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Edwards, and brother, Chad Edwards.

Christopher is survived by his mother Kathy Edwards, brother, Corey Edwards and his wife McKenna of Holly Springs and niece, Ellie Edwards.

The family will receive friends Monday, November 14, 2022, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service~Letchworth Chapel, Scotland Neck, NC.

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Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service~Letchworth Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Edwards family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Brooks Norris
1 year ago

I met Chris when we were barely into our teenager years through a mutual friend that was also a musician.. we had a few band practices and we were rock stars in our own mind. 🙂
The world is a less brighter without Chris in it. He was passionate about his music and an absolute profound thinker in philosophy. He would literally pull out of a few paragraphs from a book he had been reading and with just a few short sentences read he could go on for hours relating to the lessons of that particular paragraph and explaining in such a way that people with zero interest could become engaged and start and conversation about it. We were able to keep in touch over the years and I always so happy to hear of his accomplishments and musical aspirations. I know many will miss Chris but we can all be at peace knowing that we were lucky to have gotten to know him and called him a friend at some point in our own lives. Rest easy my friend and God bless his family that I’m sure is still coping and learning to move along in life with the loss of such a great person.
-Brooks and Kara Norris

Donna Bell
1 year ago

Kathy I am sorrry for your loss I will be paying for your family.
Donna and Bobby Bell

Eric Auth
1 year ago

My deepest sympathies. I always enjoyed running into Chris while in the community. From the fairgrounds, Whole Foods, and our other group-based interactions he always was a pleasure to chat with. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to support your family . Much love

Allison Raynor
1 year ago

Your family is in my thoughts and prayer during this difficult time. I knew Chris very well. And I am sorry for your loss.

Beth Bailey
1 year ago

Kathy, you and family are in my prayers. May you find peace and comfort in prayer, family li y and friends

Carol Cowey
1 year ago

My heart breaks for you. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!

David L Siress
1 year ago

Christopher wrote an essay titled “Cultivating Capacity for AWE” for my book “VOICES Gallery” (June 2019); here are excerpts from my response to that beautiful essay: “I met Christopher early October 2013, a few days after moving to Asheville … We have been friends, through thick and thin times, ever since. We share our journeys of surviving, recovering, and thriving … often discussing philosophy, cognitive science, art, music, therapeutic modalities of all sorts, personal ups and downs, and always caring for self – each other – and many others who we might encourage with our VOICES. I proudly and appreciatively dedicated my first book to Christopher (July 2018). Our continuing sharing is a trusting source of encouragement for me. From different generations, but similar developmental backgrounds, with many similar interests, I proudly tell everyone that Christopher and I are ‘co-journey-men’ along our separate yet similar recovering and thriving paths … he often refers to me as ‘my mentor-friend’ … I often talk with him as if he were present via my ‘inner voices’ – when I NEED a little boost in inspiration or will power to take that next step, or to say NO to some primal destructive urge. And often, just when I NEED it most, we share some personal success, joy, or moment of AWE, and/or share our sense of existential experiential entanglement. Thank YOU Christopher for sharing YOU, and your VOICES, again, and again. … ”

“Often discussing Zen, parables, koans, poetry, music … these sayings come to mind when I think of Christopher: (One cannot step twice into the same river – Heraclitus) .. (The MYSTICAL is not HOW the world is, but THAT it is – Ludwig Wittgenstein) .. (What is the color of the wind? – Zen saying) .. (KNOCK on the sky and listen to the SOUND! – Zen saying) .. (Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering, There is a crack in everything, That’s how the light gets in – Leonard Cohen) .. (Every EXIT is an ENTRY somewhere else – Tom Stoppard) …..”

I will send copy of Christopher’s deeply moving essay noted above to anyone who requests it – his VOICES should ring throughout our world … send an email note to:

Christopher and I often ENDED our sharing sessions with “PEACE to ALL!”

Kimberly Edmondson
1 year ago

I have no words only tears for this precious soul that has left this earth. I pray Christopher has found eternal peace and one day when hopefully we meet again he will play me a beautiful song. Kathy I send you love and so so many prayers of comfort and peace. You are once more wearing the shoes a mother fears to put on.May God’s grace be upon you every second of every day until you hug your boys again. Corey & family I love you and will keep you in my prayers. In Jesus Holy name Amen ?

1 year ago

My deepest condolences goes out to the family. Christopher was a wonderful person and brightened my day every time I saw him. May he be at peace.

Connie Cotten
1 year ago

Kathy my heart goes out to you. I am so sorry for you and the rest of the family. I pray for comfort and peace during this difficult time, my prayers are with you all.