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Edward Richard Easter, Sr.

October 15, 1933 ~ June 13, 2022 (age 88)

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“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven; A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill and a time to heal; a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill and a time to heal; a time to break down and a time to build up” ~ Ecclesiastes 31:1-3 


     Edward Richard Easter, Sr., son of the late John Richard Easter and Pattie Claiborne Easter, was born on Sunday, October 15, 1933 in Greensville County, Virginia.

     Edward was educated in the Greensville County School System; attending Rising Star Elementary School. Although his education was limited, God blessed him with an abundance of knowledge and wisdom, he so freely shared with his family and friends. Being reared in a Christian home, Edward learned very early on the importance of having a relationship with Christ. He was baptized and joined Rising Star Baptist Church of Ante, Virginia, at an early age. 

     At the age of 18, Edward was drafted into the United States Air Force. He served his country from February 15, 1954 to July 11, 1957, when he was honorably discharged. During his service, Edward received the National Defense Service Medal. He also completed his General Education Degree, while serving in the Air Force and worked as a Mechanic.

     “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” (Maya Angelou) Early in life, Edward found love when he met Lela Marie Pearson. They were united in Holy Matrimony on July 14, 1957 and shared 63 years together until her passing on February 9, 2020. Edward and Lela resided in Richmond, Virginia, where they reared their three children. For many years, Edward worked as a Cement Finisher. After their retirement in 2003, Edward and Lela returned to their native home of Emporia, Virginia. 

     ‘Bud’, as he was affectionately called by his family and friends, was a loving and devoted husband,father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

      When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll, Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.” On Monday, June 13, 2022; God in His infinite wisdom released our dear loved one from the cares and sufferings of this life and transitioned him to a life and peace and eternal rest. In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by: his beloved wife, Lela Marie Easter and a sister, Lillian Vaughan. 

     Your life was full of loving deeds, forever thoughtful of our special needs. Today and tomorrow, our whole life through, we will always love and cherish you. His loving spirit, caring heart and generosity will long be remembered by all those whose lives he touched: three children, Sharon Crump (George Sr.) of Quinton, Virginia, Joyce Walker (Willie) of Kingsland, Georgia and Edward R. Easter, Jr. (Stacy) of Richmond, Virginia; six grandchildren, George Jr., Richard, Derrick, Jayquan, Jordan and Marcus; four great-grandchildren, King, Aiyannah, Amlyon and Ralen; his siblings, Elmore Easter (Bernadine) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Albert Easter of Quinton, Virginia, Carl Easter of Emporia, Virginia, Verly Davis of Richmond, Virginia, Monroe Easter (Odessa) of Dinwiddie, Virginia, and William Easter of Emporia, Virginia; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mr. Easter's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.  


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24 Hour Viewing
June 18, 2022

12:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

24 Hour Viewing
June 19, 2022

1:00 PM
Poplar Mount Baptist Church
6823 Western Mill Road
Lawrenceville, VA 23868

Celebration of Life
June 19, 2022

2:00 PM
Poplar Mount Baptist Church
6823 Western Mill Road
Lawrenceville, VA 23868

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Interment following funeral service
June 19, 2022

Greene Family Cemetery
Claibornetown Road
Ante, VA 23847

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