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Earvin Edwards, 63, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of Devone Edwards (Waller), passed away peacefully on Monday, March 3, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. He was born, and raised in DeLand, FL to and by the late Earl and Dorothy Edwards (Hillard). He moved to Hartford over 40 years ago and married Devone, the love of his life. They raised their family in Bloomfield for over 35 years. Earvin served his country proudly with the United States Army during the Vietnam War, was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Windsor Marksmen Association. He worked for Pratt & Whitney Aerospace Co. for 40 years and attended First Cathedral Church in Bloomfield. Earvin loved to read, listening to music, photography, riding his motorcycle and working in his yard. But his true passion was his family who he loved dearly, especially his late mother. Besides his devoted wife Devone of Bloomfield, he is survived by his sons Corey Johns of Granby and Justin Edwards of South Windham; his sisters Queen E. Looney and Helen Cummings of Hartford; his grandchildren Asiah and Kendall Johns; his brothers-in-law Joe Cummings of Windsor, Robert (Ruby) of Birmingham, AL, Jerone (Sophia) of Memphis, TN, Larry of Hartford, Eddie (Bridgett) and Kenneth (Edwina) of Bloomfield, Ralph (Pamela) of Windsor, Terry (Sandy) of Hartford; his sisters-in-law Carol (Glen) of Atlanta, GA, Martinez Edwards of Lake Helen, FL; his nephews Willie Charles Porter and David Porter of Florida; and his Godchildren Melody Edwards, Nechelle Holmes, Darrion Alexander and Tre-Shawn Little, Dara and Amber and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Monday, March 10 at The First Cathedral, 1151 Blue Hills Ave Bloomfield followed by burial with military honors in CT State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. His family will receive friends prior to the service at the church on Monday from 10:30 AM to 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, 231 East Baltimore St. Suite 800 Baltimore, MD 21202. For online condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com

Published in The Hartford Courant from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2014
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