Mr. Leonard Edwards, 83, a resident of Franklin and native of New Orleans, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 11 p.m., at Franklin HealthCare Center following a short illness.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Louise Lee Edwards of New Orleans; five sons, Leonard C. Edwards Sr. and wife, Trianace; Benjamin L. Edwards Sr. and wife, Linda; Bruce L. Edwards Sr. and wife, Gloria; Nathaniel Edwards and wife, Pamela; and Wesley C. Edwards, all of New Orleans; five daughters, Linda Banks and Beneva E. Njie and husband, Ogista, of New Orleans, Lillie E. Wilson of Houston, Texas, Lisa Y. Williamson and husband, Tyrone Sr. of Fort Benning, Georgia and Lois E. Foster and husband, Dennis, of College Park, George; one sister, Delerine Hughes of Algiers, La.; 24 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.
Mr. Edwards was preceded in death by his parents, one son, one sister and one brother.
Visitations will be observed Tuesday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Clio Place Baptist Church in New Orleans.
Burial rites will be read Tuesday, at 10 a.m., at that church, with Chaplain, Captain Lisa Y. Williamson. Entombment will follow in the Mount Olivet Mausoleum in New Orleans.
The Otis Mortuary of Franklin is in charge of preparations.