ALTON ‘SUGAR ED’ EDWARDS, a retired substitute teacher and community activist departed this life on Sunday January 26, 2020 at his home in New Orleans Louisiana. He was 70 years old. Beloved son of the late Reginald Sanders and Dorothy Thomas. Husband of the late Carol Edwards. Father of Shane Johnson. Brother of Malik (Yolanda) Edwards of Haywood California, Rev. Dr. Tyronne (Gail) Edwards, Claudette Edwards, Carolyn (Ben) Robinson and the late Janice Edwards and Patsy Stone. Godfather of the honorable Darilyn “NuNu” Turner. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and devoted friends.
Relatives and friends of the family, alumi of Phoenix High School, pastor, officers and members of Zion Travelers Baptist Church, Christian Ministers Missionary Baptist Association, staff and trainers of the People’s Institute For Survival And Beyond, Plaquemines Parish Detention Center and staff of Xavier University are invited to attend the Memorial Service on Monday February 10, 2020 at 12 noon at the Zion Travelers Baptist Church located at 12661 Hwy 15, Phoenix Louisiana. Rev. Dr. Tyronne Edwards will officiate and interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery also in Phoenix.
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