Photo courtesy of JC Battle and Sons Funeral Home

Leslie Edwards

Aug 9, 1924 – Sep 23, 2019 (Age 95)


JC Battle and Sons Funeral Home Obituary

Edwards, Jr.Leslie, loving father of Diana Henry (Joseph), Imogene Bowers (Leroy, Jr.) Luqman Abdu Rahman (Khadijah) and Jacqueline Parrott. Notably, he was the oldest living Tuskegee Airman in the Greater Cincinnati area. Passed Monday, September 23, 2019 Age 95 years. Funeral Service on...

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Mr. Edwards has always been someone I looked up to. I was very proud of him, especially when I learned of his military background. In later years I was equally proud oh him when I ran into him working out at the YMCA. May he rest in peace and his legacy live on. Proud Lincoln Heights Resident & Admirer.

Mr. Edwards evidently had to be a very extraordinary gentleman. He had a lot to pass on to others and did. He probably had many interesting stories. I offer the family my condolences. May God comfort you at this time.

Mr Edwards at the Alabama Connection Christmas Fundraiser party.

Praying God's comfort on Mr Edwards family. A great man who gave so much to his country. He served his country well for freedom despite those freedoms being denied to his as a Black man during segregation. I will always remember his kind words, his smooth dance moves and his passion for life! God Bless!
Deborah C. Jordan, Cincinnati, Ohio
Alabama Connection

You were so important in this life, a true hero. Thank you for your service.

I know God walked that last mile with you, just like I know he was with you all of your life. I didn't get to see you much when we lived in the Valley Homes, because you were always working. But I was always glad that we became neighbors, and that Imogene and I became friends. It will remain a special memory that you and I reconnected after so many years. You were a wonderful man.

THANK YOU...my brave airman one will forever be in our history books..BLESSINGS

What a joy Mr. Leslie was! So young at heart! Pleasure to have known such a great gentleman, who gave so much to the world! What a tremendous legacy he has left for all to remember. So extremely proud of him!!

Dr. Sandra Dees
Cincinnati State