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Al "Papa" Edwards : A Memorial Tribute

August 27, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

"Papa", my cousins grandfather whose life we celebrated today and whose passing we mourn, was a gifted business man who truly cared about his people and his community. 

I remember when I received my first college acceptance letter, in the mail, and when he saw it he asked me, "Didn't you have to write an essay for your college application? Give me a copy, my colleagues and I want to look it over". Ok so I admit I thought it was strange, but I arranged to get him a copy and the next thing I know I am sitting in a room being interviewed for a scholarship. It was the first I received, and one of the things that made me keep going when I wanted to quit. Knowing that people in my community were rooting for me and willing to back me by putting their own money on the line. Thank you Papa. You were a great example of what hard work and dedication can become.

For the family, we broadcasted live from the services, and the video will remain online for the next 30 days.
Here is the link :

Al's Memorial Service

Contact Kendra for the password.


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