Minister Jesse Edwards, age 85, of Gary, IN, went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 23, 2018. He was born March 5, 1933 to West and Areedie Edwards in Sardis, Mississippi. Jesse was married to Catherine Edwards and proud father to Roosevelt, Larry (Amelia), Jerry, Alchester, Bobby (Toya), Edison, Ortney (Leiliani), Cathy(Randolph) Dillon and Audrey (Michael)Harrison. Forty-two grandchildren, Fifty-three great grandchildren, and a host of great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Catherine and Jesse Jr. preceded him in death. He later remarried to Evangeline E. Edwards, his soul-mate, caretaker and faithful friend of 45 wonderful years. He loved God, his family and people. He served at the Williams Chapel C.O.G.I.C as Assistant Pastor to both Pastor Sam and Anthony Williams until he retired. Visitation Saturday December 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. with family hours from 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Funeral Services December 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Williams Chapel C.O.G.I.C. 2201 Tennessee Street Gary, Indiana. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.