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Edward Fudge
1944 - 2017
Edward William Fudge
Edward William Fudge fell asleep in Jesus Christ on November 25, 2017, at the age of 73, dressed in the righteousness of Christ by grace through faith. He was born on July 13, 1944, in a country clinic in Lester, Alabama to Benjamin (Bennie) Lee Fudge and Sybil Short Fudge. His mother was born and raised in Africa as the daughter of missionaries. His father was a gospel preacher and a Christian publisher. Edward was born six weeks premature and at first could not take nourishment. God spared his life in answer to his parents' prayers and had his merciful hand on him for the rest of his life.
His greatest earthly treasure was his wonderful family. He is survived by Sara Faye Locke Fudge, wife of 50 years and his greatest encourager and critic; daughter Melanie Anne Simpson and husband Michael of Katy, Texas; son Jeremy Locke Fudge and wife Kristy of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren: Julia Taylor Simpson and Ezekiel Locke Simpson of Katy, and Brynna Hollis Fudge, Addison Belle Fudge, Calley Marie Fudge, and Delaynie Michelle Fudge of Dallas; mother Sybil Fudge Dewhirst (Ala.), brothers Henry and wife Jo Ann (Ala.), Robert and wife Dianne (Ala.), Benjamin and wife Susan (Calif.), and Paul and wife Melonie (Fla.), sister Nancy and husband Raymond (Ala.), and a host of other relatives and friends.
Himself a sinner saved by grace, Edward's life ambition was to serve God and to bring glory to Jesus Christ. He started preaching in 1960 as a junior in high school and preached and taught the Bible for the rest of his life. Edward graduated from Athens Bible School, Florida College, and Abilene Christian University, where he earned two degrees in biblical languages. He attended Covenant Theological Seminary and Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Mo.
By God's enabling, he taught and preached in Christian churches across the denominational spectrum and lectured in Christian seminaries and universities in the U.S., Canada and New Zealand. For 21 years he produced an internationally- distributed email devotional called gracEmail. He wrote numerous Christian books and published articles in Christianity Today and other popular and scholarly journals.
Edward's church family since 1982 was Bering Drive Church of Christ in Houston, where he served as a Bible teacher and for 18 years as an elder. With that congregation's moral support and encouragement, he then ministered across the Christian church. In the providence of God, Edward earned a law degree from the University of Houston in 1988 and for the next 29 years, he practiced law with Jenkens & Gilchrist, Simmons & Fletcher, and The Lanier Law Firm.
A memorial service will be held in Houston, Texas on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Bering Drive Church of Christ, 1910 Bering Drive, Houston, TX 77057.
Special thanks to Angel, Khine, Vanessa, Yemi, Nola, and especially Daniel for their loving and diligent care over this last year. In lieu of flowers, Edward would have appreciated donations to Lifeline Chaplaincy (; but equally so, Edward would have been pleased if you helped a missionary, fed the poor or cared for the hurting, for that was his heart.
In God's own time, Edward will be resurrected with all the saved in a glorified immortal body to live forever in the new heavens and earth. All glory to God! Come, Lord Jesus.
Published by Houston Chronicle on Dec. 1, 2017.
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Memorial service
Bering Drive Church of Christ
1910 Bering Drive, Houston, TX
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I just learned of Edward Fudges passing , condolences to and prayers for the family
Kevin beck
October 17, 2020
I loved Edward Fudge. My wife and I came to the same conclusion as his regarding the nature of Hell way back around 1985. Years later I came across The Fire That Consumes and then various videos of his teachings and debaties on YouTube. He was clearly one of the nicest, kindest, and most humble and unassuming Christian leaders I have ever seen. May God bless his wife, two children, six grandchildren, and all his friends and fans.
Jonathan Lenzi
March 29, 2018
Dearest Sara Faye, Melanie, and Jeremy,

I just found out about Edward going home and am heart is broken as he was such a mentor to me, a great boss and friend. He played a huge part in my walk with God and I will always treasurer is advice he gave me and I learned so much about God from him. Although I had not seen him in a long time he was often in my thoughts. I wish I had known and could have been there for his memorial service. You all are in my thoughts and prayers and he will be greatly missed by so many people. My granddaughter Haley Anne is in her first year of pre-med at Baylor University and is going on a medical mission trip to Guatemala. I will let her know that I am sponsoring her in his memory.
May God comfort and hold you all during this time. Love and hugs to you all.
Liz Lawley
December 7, 2017
RIP your friend Dale Gross
Wilburn Gross
November 30, 2017
Sending heartfelt condolences to your family. May you have comfort from dear family and friends and the God of all comfort.
November 28, 2017
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