Edwin Michael Edson

March 5, 1943 - May 19, 2006

03/05/1943 - 05/19/2006

Past Services

Visitation
Friday May 26, 2006
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Cemetery
Saturday May 27, 2006
Rosewood Memorial Park
631 N. Witchduck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757 497-8925 | Directions
Service
Saturday May 27, 2006
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions

Edwin Michael "Mike" Edson, 63, of P.O. Box 1348, McDonough, GA. 30253, went home to be with the Lord from his home with family by his side on May 19, 2006, after a courageous battle with lung/metastatic cancer. Born in Baltimore, Maryland to Dorothy Geist Edson and the late Silas Edwin Edson, he served in the U.S. Air Force and retired Aug. 2005 after 38 years of service with Northwest Airlines, as a lead aircraft mechanic.

He is survived by his loving wife, Faith Diane Richards Edson, formerly of Norfolk, VA; one son, Jeffrey Edson; two daughters, Valerie Edson and husband George Carpenter, Rebecca Nickell and husband Robert, all of Taylor, MI; two step-sons, Michael Katona and wife Simone of McDonough, GA, and Robert Katona and wife Deanna of Jefferson City, MO; three sisters, Martha Edson, Margaret Edson, both of Baltimore, MD, and Mary Helmick and husband, Lewis of Liberty, N.C; eight grandchildren, Garrett Nickell, Gillian Carpenter, and Amber Nickell, all of Taylor, MI; Joshua and Kamren Katona of McDonough, GA, Jared, Jesse and Jenna Katona of Jefferson City, MO; his mother-in-law, Lottie Richards of Norfolk, VA, sister-in-law, Martha Richards Hollinger and husband Carl of Virginia Beach, VA; and brother-in-law Robert L. Richards and wife, Helen of Norfolk, VA. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and loving friends.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 11:00am at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd, Virginia Beach, VA. with Rev. Donald O’Dey, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park, 631 N. Witchduck Rd, Va. Beach, VA. The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home on Friday, May 26, 2006 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, and at Fellowship Baptist Church, 419 Glenrock Rd, Norfolk, VA. immediately following the burial.

Mike is a member of Community Bible Church, Stockbridge, GA, where a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Community Bible Church, Stockbridge, GA, Fellowship Baptist Church, Norfolk, VA, or the American Cancer Society. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank Hospice and his caregivers, many friends, and his church family for all their love and support during this difficult time. Please share a memory with the family at altmeyer.com

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Maryann Askew
7 years ago

Faith,

I saw the notice in the local paper. You many not remember me, but I worked as the ofc.mgr @ Willoughby & Co. when you did. I have often thought about you. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Mike coming into the ofc.many times. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Keep strong as Mike will always be in your heart. God Bless you!

Maryann Askew

Martha Hollinger
7 years ago

Faith,

I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I had a magic word to say to take your pain away, but I don’t. I was so blessed to have such a wonderful brother-in-law. I will cherish his memory in my heart always. I’m here for you whenever you need me. you are in my thoughts and prayers, continuously. I can’t wait to see you.

Love Always,

Your Sister

Susanne Cermak
7 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers.

Erin J. Paschke
7 years ago

May our Heavenly Father hold you in th hallow of His Hand, and may youfeel His Love and Strength at this time. Mike was a Wonderful man and will be sadly missed by his beloved family and most of all by his loving wife, Faith. I am keeping you in my prayers. I know there was much happy welcoming of Mike into our Father’s havenly home.

With Love and Prayers, Erin

Dr William & Beverly Brown
7 years ago

Mike was one of a kind. He was fair and gentle. Those are blessed whom he knew and loved. God bless

Robert , DeAnna ,Jarerd, Jesse, and Jenna
7 years ago

Mom,Grandma-

We are so sorry for your loss and send all our love during this difficult time for you.

We know Mike was a great man, husband, father and grandfather, he loved his family very much, and he will be deeply missed, we will cherish all the great memories he shared with us.

Love Always

Robert,DeAnna,Jared,Jesse and Jenna

Amber&Garrett Nickell
7 years ago

Our loving Grandfather is well missed he will always be in our thoughts and prayers. I know he is looking down on us from above. We both miss him a great deal. We will always love you.

Sincerly your two Grandchildren,

Amber and Garrett

Sherry Reid
7 years ago

There are no words to take the pain of your loss away. Johnny and I are praying for you all. You know he is not in pain anymore and in a better place.

Johnny and Sherry Reid

Margaret Richards-Fowler
7 years ago

Wishing I could be with you at this time but my work prevents my being there. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Sharon @George Katona
7 years ago

You were a remarkable man/friend.

I am grateful for how much love and devotion you showed to all your grandchildren whether they were your genes or not. Thank you.