Samuel L. Edwards

January 25, 1949 - November 15, 2018
Samuel L. Edwards

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Samuel Lee Edwards, 69, of Hendersonville, passed away after an extended illness early Thursday evening, November 15, 2018 at the Elizabeth House of Flat Rock.

Mr. Edwards was born on Tuesday, January 25, 1949 to the late Thurman Lee and Margaret Lucille (Agnew) Edwards in Wilson. On June 25, 1988 in Smithfield, he married his loving wife of 30 years, the former Cynthia C. “Cindy” Walz who survives.

He also leaves behind to cherish his memory his three devoted children, Christopher E. Boren and his wife, Amber of Wake Forest, Jerry T. Smith, II of Everett, WA and Theresa E. Massengill and her husband, Wayne of Garner. Other survivors include his three wonderful grandchildren, Sydney, Dakota and Titus and a sister, Judy Harris and her husband, Ivey of Elm City.

Mr. Edwards was a school teacher for 42 years where he taught for 27 years in the Johnston County schools and for 15 years in the Buncombe County Schools systems, teaching both 5th and 6th grades. He was also the founder of the Comfort and Blessings Furniture Ministries. He was a devoted and committed teacher and business man, but more importantly a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 10 o’clock Saturday morning, December 1, 2018, at the Biltmore Church, 103 Education Drive Flat Rock, NC with Pastor Marcus Hayes officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mr. Edwards to the Biltmore Church Youth Scholarship Program or to The Storehouse, 1049 Spartanburg Hwy. Hendersonville, NC 28739.

God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He put his arms around you, and whispered, “Come To Me.” With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard-working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. Sam will be deeply missed by his loving and devoted family and many close friends. MAY GOD GRANT HIM ETERNAL REST.

Arrangements for Mr. Edwards are in the care of Shuler Funeral Home, 125 Orr’s Camp Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Online condolences may be shared at


Saturday, December 1, 2018
10:00 AM

Biltmore Church - Directions
103 Education Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731

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  • November 18, 2018
    Mary Beth Fendley says:
    My memory of Sam is a devoted husband to Cindy, to our church choir, and as s friend. Love and prayers to his family, especially Cindy.

  • November 18, 2018
    Mary Beth Fendley says:
    My memory of Sam is as a devoted husband, choir member, and friend.

  • November 18, 2018
    Judy Daniels lit a candle:
    Lit since November 18, 2018 at 11:13:36 AM

  • November 19, 2018
    Patsy Butler says:
    My condolences to the the entire family. Sam was a great guy and friend. Cindy, you changed his life and you and your kids made him so happy. I am heartbroken that he suffered for so many months. To my astonishment, I smiled tonight when I saw that great picture of him. It was such a wonderful way to remember him. My prayers go out to you all.