March 19, 1985-Jan. 5, 2022

Eric James Edwards, 36, of Natchitoches, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 5, 2022, at his home in Natchitoches. He was born March 19, 1985, at Rapides General Hospital in Alexandria to Deborah Ann Edwards and Johnny Edwards Jr. of Natchitoches.
Eric was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic at an early age, but that didn’t stop him from being the happiest little boy growing up. He had the biggest heart. He would help anyone he could, even if it meant he would go without. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them all. He was an active member of the Morman church and he loved his church family. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Deborah Ann Edwards (Woodard); grandmother, Gloria Woodard; and grandpa, Johnny Edwards Sr.
He is survived by his father, Johnny Edwards Jr.; one sister, Ashley Nichole Edwards and her two daughters, Kristalyn Ann Edwards and Desiree’ Nichole Edwards; one brother, Jason Heath Edwards and his two daughters, Lakaundra Edwards and Jajaunda Culbert; an uncle, James Woodard and wife Brenda and their three children, Katelyn Woodard, Kelsey Woodard and Justin Woodard; an uncle, Robert Edwards and his daughter, Kristen Edwards; one aunt, Frances Woodard Bass and husband Roy along with their five children, Nicholas Bass, Joseph Bass, Sean Bass, Cory Bass and Sarah Bass; and several cousins.
A viewing service of remembrance was Saturday, Jan. 8 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home.