BURGESS—Michael Tunstall Edwards, 74, of Burgess died on Friday, March 12, 2021, at Bon Secours Regional Memorial Hospital.
He was born August 24, 1946, and grew up in Fleeton, at the Edwards home place “Riverview Farm.” He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Fleeton, and a life member of Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department. He worked with the menhaden fleet as pilot, engineer, and other roles in his younger life and had been an electrician since 1978.
He was the youngest son of, and preceded in death by, James W. Edwards Sr. and Virginia Lipscomb Edwards.
He is survived by daughter, Virginia (Harry) Booth of Village, and grandchildren, Destiny and Harry Michael; daughter, Victoria (Chris) Steidel of Sterling; brother, James W. Edwards Jr. of Sun City, Ariz., and his children, James Edwards III, Kimberly Harlow, Sheri (Jon) Steward and Cindy (Victor) Martinez; and brother, R. Kendall (Barbara) Edwards of Richmond and his children Melissa (Ross) Moreland and Aaron (Elizabeth) Edwards.
Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Roseland Cemetery, where he will be buried next to his father, overlooking the water.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your local rescue squad or fire department, your local animal welfare league, or American Indian education funds.
Please send condolences or sympathies to PO Box 577, Burgess, VA, 22432. Online messages can be registered through Currie Funeral Home. The family plans to celebrate his life on his birthday, August 24.