RALEIGH, NC – Ethan Chance Edwards, age 19, of Ebenezer Church Road, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at his home.
Ethan was born on April 16, 2001 to Angela Smith Edwards and Brian Edwards in Wilmington, NC. Ethan was an amazing, beautiful, incredible son that is gone way to soon and will forever be missed.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, James Ralph Smith.
Along with his parents, Ethan is survived by his sister, Elizabeth “Ellie” Rose Edwards of Raleigh; maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Smithwick Brown of Ahoskie; paternal grandparents, Les & Connie Edwards of Raleigh; maternal aunt, Renee Smith Simmons; maternal uncle, James Randy Smith; two paternal aunts, Ashley Edwards, and Courtney Edwards Tojo.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 20, 2021, from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC with a celebration of life service at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service with Rev Raleigh Johnson officiating and burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Edwards family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
I’m very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family
Rest easy, Ethan. I knew you mostly through your dad’s love for you, but I’ll cherish the few moments we had together. Brian, Angela, Ellie–you and your family are in my thoughts. Sending you all love.
Ellie- I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers during this difficult time.
A beautiful life gone too soon. May you rest in God’s arms. My prayers are with the family. Great-Aunt Lessie Smithwick
Ethan spent a lot of time at our house this past year. Often his sentences started with, ” Did you know that…?” He was super intelligent and always teaching us new things and providing his buddy, Matt, with random facts. He ate a lot of meals with us us and tried a lot of new foods here. (Matt’s dad loves to cook.) He also turned us on to a song that we will always play in his memory. Our family really will miss his presence and we will see him in all corners of the house. He was a gift to Matt and our family and we were lucky to know him.