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Joseph Brenden Edwards, age 30, of Sparta, NC; passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 in Alleghany County.
Joseph was born February 26th, 1992 in Surry County. He was a graduate of Appalachian State University where he studied Education. His love and passion was teaching. He was a seventh grade teacher at Wilkes Central Middle School, a member of New Home Free Will Baptist Church in Piney Creek and enjoyed gospel music. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Lee Phipps.
Survivors include his mother, Cora Phipps of Sparta; his grandmother, Eura Lee Phipps of Sparta; uncle, John Harvey Phipps of Archdale, NC; aunt, Patricia Jones of Sparta; a host of cousins, extended family and friends also survive.
Funeral Services to honor the life of Joseph will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, November 5th, 2022 in the chapel of Thomas Family Funeral Service with Reverend Eric Miller officiating. Interment will follow at New Home Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Thomas Family Funeral Service, PO Box 114 Sparta, NC 28675 to assist the family with unexpected funeral expenses.
Thomas Family Funeral Service is honored to be serving the Edwards/Phipps Family. If you wish, online tributes may be extended to the family at www.thomasfamilyfs.com.