Stephen Ford Conger Edwards

June 27, 1995 - July 1, 2012

06/27/1995 - 07/01/2012

Past Services

Thursday July 05, 2012
2:00 pm
Grace Episcopal Church
404 Washington Avenue,
Weldon, NC 27890
Additional Information:

The Reverend Ben Duffey will be officiating.

Following the service, a reception will be held at Roanoke Shores at Lake Gaston, North Carolina.


Additional Information:

The family will receive friends at home.

Stephen Ford Conger Edwards, 17, beloved son of Marian Conger Edwards, Weldon, NC and Julian Brett Edwards, Raleigh, N.C., entered into rest Sunday, July 1, 2012. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Grace Episcopal Church in Weldon at 2:00 p.m. with The Reverend Ben Duffey officiating.

Survivors include three siblings, Julian Hall Edwards II, Weldon, N.C., Marian Lansdell Conger Edwards, Weldon, N.C., and William Alexander Hudgins Edwards, Weldon, N.C. He is also survived by his grandmother, Mrs. Julian Hall Edwards, Rich Square, N.C.; his aunts and uncles, Susan deCamp Conger, Augusta, Ga., Stephen Halsey Conger, Jr., Littleton, N.C., Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cody Lansdell Conger, Weldon, N.C.; and Mr. & Mrs. Bernie Garrett McQueen, Jr., Raleigh, NC; and numerous cousins who were like brothers and sisters to him: Stephen Halsey Conger, III, Littleton, N.C., Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Alexander Hardee and their children, Alex and Hannah, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cody Lansdell Conger, Jr., Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Lewis Flemming Conger, Weldon, N.C., Mary Sue Conger, Weldon, N.C., Julia Hall McQueen, Raleigh, N.C., and Garrett Edwards McQueen, Raleigh, N.C.

Conger was the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Halsey Conger of Augusta, Ga. and the late Dr. Julian Hall Edwards of Rich Square, N.C.

Superlative : Of the highest kind, quality and order – this was Conger. He was a brilliant, intellectual and unique young man who loved his family and his church. Conger was gentle, loving, caring, giving, humorous and persistent. He was a loyal friend; untold numbers of lives were touched by his kindness. Truly, he was of the highest kind, quality and order.

Conger was a faithful member of Grace Episcopal Church where he served as an acolyte.

Conger attended Northeast Academy, Lasker, NC from pre-school through the 10th grade. He was a member of the Student Council, National Senior Beta Club, French Club, varsity basketball team, junior varsity football team and was a volunteer for the American Red Cross, Jump Rope for Heart, and breast cancer charity events. Conger was an enthusiastic participant in Northeast’s NY Bus Trip fundraiser. He attended Virginia Episcopal School, Lynchburg, VA during his junior year, and was a member of the cross country team.

Conger’s hobbies included water sports, swimming, sailing, boating, canoeing, fishing, hunting, photography, history, religion, travel, and reading. He loved to tinker with technology, and generously shared his knowledge unpretentiously. He was an avid fan of North Carolina State, and was member of the Junior Wolfpack Club.

In his passing from this earthly life into eternal life and the arms of Jesus Christ, Conger, an organ donor, gave a special gift that will give life to others. He will be missed by the Class of 2013.

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Tee Brogan
11 years ago

Conger was truly a great friend. I attended VES with him and can honestly say he touched many peoples lives. He will be missed greatly, never forgotten and always remembered in the most positive ways.

Bob & Vicki Sanders
11 years ago

Bambi, Vicki and I are deeply saddened to hear about Conger. Our hearts go out to you and we pray the the great Lord Jesus will watch over your entire family during this sad time. We have you in our prayers and we are thinking about you everyday. Bob

Lewis, Marie, Colette & Emily Cox
11 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to your family during this time.

Janice Hall
11 years ago

Bambi and family,

I just want to leave this poem I found comforting when my siblings died recently.

“I’m Free”

Don’t grieve for me now,for I’m Free.

I’m following the path God laid for me.

I took His and when I heard Him call.

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day.

To laugh,to love,to work or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way.

I’ve found that peace at close of day.

If my parting has left a void,

Then fill it with remembering joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh,a kiss.

Ah yes, these things, too, I will miss.

Be not burdened with time of sorrow.

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life’s been full,I savored much.

Good friends, good times, a loved ones’ touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.

Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your heart and share with me.

God wanted me now. He set me free.

Nelda Helmer
11 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are for your family at this difficult time.

Ben Swain & Cyndy McElmurray
11 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God bless you and may he give you strength.

Mary Lee Womble Bailey
11 years ago

Dear Brett and Family, I was so sorry to learn of the death of your son. I hope that you will feel surrounded by God’s strength and the loving support of your friends and family during this sad time.

heidi dorsey
11 years ago

Hold on to what is good,

Even if it’s a handful of earth.

Hold on to what you believe,

Even if it’s a tree that stands by itself.

Hold on to what you must do,

Even if it’s a long way from here.

Hold on to your life,

Even if it’s easier to let go.

Hold on to my hand,

Even if someday I’ll be gone away from you.

A Pueblo Indian Prayer

Joe Barbee
11 years ago

Rest in peace Conger. Jesus has a special place for you with Him. We love and will miss you.

Patsy Harrell
11 years ago

Conger, I’m so glad our paths crossed on earth. You are a remarkable young man and will always be remembered for your gentle soul. Love in Christ, Ms. Patsy