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Robert Wayne Edwards Jr.

October 9, 1995 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 28) 28 Years Old

Robert Edwards Jr. Obituary

Robert Wayne Edwards Jr. was born October 9, 1995, to Lajetease Shantell Laster and Robert Wayne Edwards Sr. in Joliet, Illinois. Robert passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Illinois.

Robert was a special young man. Robert was known for his charisma and charming personality.  Robert loved to tell jokes and spend time with his family.  Robert had an unknown talent of artistic capabilities.  He could draw anything. Robert began to draw at a very early age.  Robert would express his feelings and thoughts through his drawings. Robert desired to be a content creator.  Robert had a passion for creating art.  He also enjoyed playing video games in his spare time. 

Robert was always dedicated to what he put his mind to. He always strived to be a better person. He did not believe in giving up. Robert enjoyed playing sports. Robert loved the game of football and basketball. Robert was very competitive when it came to sports. Robert attended the YMCA where he would challenge his younger brother and friends to a friendly game where they would compete to see who’s best.

Robert was a family man. He was always there to help and support everyone around him. He was a wonderful son, brother, and uncle. Robert was a very loving, energetic, and a passionate human being. 

Robert attended Joliet Central High School where he graduated. During Robert’s high school years, he played football.   He also was a great artist.  His artwork was once honored at the Rialto Theatre.

One of Robert’s accomplishments that he took pride and dedication in was becoming a Parts Manager at Hawk Chrysler in Forest Park, Illinois. He was dedicated to making a valuable change with the company.  He would discuss ideas on how to improve himself to become a great leader and friend.

Robert is preceded in death my maternal grandmother, Ruby Lee Garner; paternal grandmother and grandfather Helen Edwards and James C. Edwards; aunt, Catherine Anderson, and uncle, Mitchell Edwards.

Robert leaves unforgettable memories. He leaves behind his parents, Lajetease Shantell Laster; Robert Wayne Edwards Sr. of Joliet, IL; sister, Letica Lataya Shaw (Ternell J. Shaw, brother-in-law); brothers, Christopher Darnell Edwards and Shamirus Davis; maternal grandmother. Georgia Mae Solan; niece, Niya Ka’lee Jones; nephew, Ryan Joshua Jones Jr.; special aunt, Umeka Herrod and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
March 21, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Minor-Morris Funeral Home, Ltd.
112 Richards Street
Joliet, IL 60433

Visitation
Friday
March 22, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
402 Singleton Place
Joliet, Illinois 60436

Celebration of Life
Friday
March 22, 2024

11:00 AM
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
402 Singleton Place
Joliet, Illinois 60436

Interment following funeral service
Friday
March 22, 2024

Elmhurst Cemetery
1212 E. Washington Street
Joliet, IL 60433

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