Payton Olivia Edwards

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Payton Olivia Edwards, 19, beautiful daughter, granddaughter, and invaluable, irreplaceable friend, left this world suddenly and unexpectedly early Friday, February 12, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was born in Thibodaux, Louisiana on August 2, 1996, and later moved to Baton Rouge in 2001. A gifted student since Kindergarten, she attended McKinley High School, and Mandeville High School. Payton graduated from West Feliciana High School where she was regarded as a trendsetter and an avid scholar. She was a talented visual artist and eccentric musician with an affinity, respect, and love for all creatures, great and small. She planned to attend Veterinary School after college. Payton was a brave adventurer. As a small child she would explore the cane fields of Thibodaux and Clark St in Baker looking for buried treasure. By the age of 19, she had already traveled most of the United States. She changed many lives forever, and her many friends ensured that she knew it.

Our beloved Payton is preceded in death by her grandfather, Dale Thibodaux. She is survived by her mother Marcie Ellyn Thibodaux; her father Robert Olie Edwards Jr.; her brother Mason Trebor and sisters AnaLise Avelyn and Solara Sayer; her adoring grandparents Camye Thibodaux, Carolyn Edwards, husband Rod Fuhrmann, Bob Edwards and wife Pat Edwards, who all loved her deeply. She also leaves behind numerous extended family members, such as her Aunt Lisa Edwards Cook, cousins Maddie and Jared of Mandeville, Uncle Hunter Edwards and wife Nan Hattie, cousins Everett and Davis of Alpine, TX. Uncle Darren and Aunt Brandy Thibodau and cousins, Ella, Taylor and Ali. She is also survived by her amazing foster family who loved and cared for her for five incredible years; her mother Kimberly, her father Douglas, her grandmother Mary Ellen, and her siblings Mackenzie, Jackson, Sam, Nathaniel, and Mary Elizabeth. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews who adored her.

A celebration of her life was held from 3-5 pm, Saturday February 20th, at Christ's Community Church, in Denham Springs.

She was deeply loved by all who knew her.

Published on from Mar. 4 to Mar. 17, 2016