Governor Edwin Washington Edwards, Louisiana’s 50th and only four term Governor, was born on August 7, 1927 in Marksville, Louisiana, and passed from this world on July 12, 2021 in Gonzales, Louisiana. He was one month shy of his 94th birthday.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Edwards and Agnes Brouillette Edwards and four siblings, Nolan Edwards, Marion Edwards, Allen Edwards and Audrey Isbell.
Governor Edwards is survived by his loving wife, Trina Edwards and their son, Eli Wallace Edwards; daughters, Anna Edwards and Victoria Edwards; sons, Stephen Edwards and David Edwards (Laura) and stepsons, Logan and Trevor Scott.
12 grandchildren: Douglas Edwards, Scott Hensgens, John Todd Edmond, Dana Edwards Danos (Brannon), Edwin Nolan Edwards (Holly), Stephen Edwards, Jr. (Christie), Matthew Edwards, Allison Edwards, Christopher Schadt (Lauren), Amanda Edwards Blair (Preston), Kristen Edwards, and Anna Edwards Chandler (Colby).
And 19 great-grandchildren: John Edwards, Grey Edwards, Caroline Hensgens, George Hensgens, Henry Hensgens, Taylor Edmond, Connor Edmond, Sadie Danos, Jolene Danos, Zoe Edwards, Nolan Edwards, Theodore Schadt, Rose Schadt, Lizzie Moore, Benjamin Moore, Maddox Chandler, Coen Chandler, Peyton Blair and Carter Blair.
Honorary Pallbearers are B.I. Moody, Cary Goss, James Davison, Darren Labat, Francs Thompson, Andrew Martin, Bay Ingram, Clay Schexnayder, John Alario, Kyle M. France, Buddy Leach, Robert Harvey, Bob D’Hemecourt, Byrne Edwards, Christopher Edwards, Nolan Edwards, Edwin Edwards, Stephen Edwards, Jr., Henry Reed, Logan Scott and Trevor Scott.