Clarence R. “Jay” Edwards Jr.

Born: 02/21/1980 Passed:

Loving son, uncle and father of five, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at the age of 39. Jay was born on February 21, 1980 in Canton, Ohio. He loved being with his family and friends, helping his son write his music and his poems, riding four-wheelers and just spending time with his family that he loved so much.

Jay is preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Joyce Shoenfelt and his uncle David Shoenfelt.

He is survived by his mother, Melody (Shoenfelt) Johnson and stepfather, Charles R. Johnson who loved and raised him from the age of 2; his children, Chance Edwards, Chase Edwards, Mia Edwards, Emilie Edwards and Jayden Leasure; his brothers, Robert and Christopher Johnson; his sister, Ricki and Randi; his grandparents, Chuck and Joan Johnson; his nieces, Makaylah Johnson, Aliana Johnson and Mikasa Johnson; nephew, Jaden Johnson; his aunt, Punky Nice; aunt, Bobbie Shoenfelt and uncle, Terry Shoenfelt and many more aunts, uncles and cousins that love him.

Come Celebrate Jay’s life with his family and friends on September 21, 2019 from 1 – 4:00 p.m. at the St. James Pavilion, 400 West Lisbon St., Waynesburg, Ohio.


6 Tributes to Clarence R. “Jay” Edwards Jr.

  1. His mom says:

    Love u son miss u so much pice of my heart is broken and it will never be fix

  2. Aunt punky says:

    I am going to miss you jay all the phone call coming to get you and take you to we’re you hadyto go I miss the long phone calls we joke and laughing at each other tell mom David and grandpa I love them and don’t forget to tell big G how his brother is being mean to me but like I said I love you and miss you I Love you love aunt punky

    • Bob/Tracy Collier says:

      Sissy, Chuck and Family we are so sorry to you all for your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers for answers and healing! RIP Jay and please watch over your mom and children as they all need strength to get through this! Help your mom in the direction for the answers her heart needs as a mother to help her find some peace! May God Bless tour family always!

  3. Mommy says:

    Miss u so love u

    • Julie white says:


      I still can’t believe your gone… You were such a good guy & Great friend. You always kept it 100. I’ll never forget the good times.. I love you & miss you. Your memory will live forever! Rest Easy Bro!
      <3 JuJu

      • Steven Casey says:

        We were friends as soon as I came to Louisville and it was a friendship that would last and will last, I remember the concerts we used to put on for the neighborhood, I remember the backyard football and bike riding we all used to do, I remember talking to you in Florida and sending you money so you can get back safely so we could hang out again. Love you brother I’ll see you again someday

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