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Celebrating the life of
Dennis Mauricio Edmonds
August 04, 1945 - April 11, 2017
Geologist
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
No services are scheduled at this time.

Please accept my condolences for the loss of Mr. Edmonds. May Jehovah God help you to bear the burden of your grief at this difficult time. (Psalm 55:22) Warm Regards, Kay

K. Banks, ,

Dear Patsy, Laurie and Andrew, I am heart broken...... Dennis was a wonderful friend and human being, and my life was better for knowing him. I will always remember him as having the curiosity of an explorer, and a keen intelligence that often expressed itself, despite circumstances, in laughter, civility, kindness and compassion for others. My world is a little darker today; he will be missed. Please accept my deepest condolences. Karl

Karl S. Osvald, Casper, WY

Patsy, I am so sorry for your loss. Dennis and I shared a close friendship in high school. He was very smart, very sweet, and such a gentleman. I had great admiration for Dennis and regret that we never stayed in touch after I married and Dennis went off to college. I am so happy to read of his long marriage and the family he had. God bless you and your family. With love,

Carol Brantley Strickland, Milledgeville, GA

I received very sad and shocking e-mail from Patsy this morning regarding a sudden heavenly passing away of Dennis. We have known Edmond family for many years and have missed their company ever since they moved from Houston. Dennis was a smart geologist and a gentleman. Our heart goes out to Patsy, Laurie, Andrew, and their families. Patsy you and your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our sympathies and condolences.

Madarsinh Dabhi and entire Dabhi Family, Houston, TEXAS

Dennis was a great coworker who always followed the results of various studies to their proper conclusion. It was a pleasure to work with him and I always enjoyed his company. My sympathies to Patsie and the family. --Mark Zatezalo

Mark Zatezalo, Weirton, WV

I worked with Dennis many years at BFI and enjoyed working with him. Dennis and I are the same age. I never knew his passion for genealogy. It has been my passion also for 40 years. I wish we could have shared it. My sincere condolences to the entire family.

Mike Heher, Canfield, ohio

Dennis and I are first cousins. I grew up onNorth Jefferson St in Milledgeville, Georgia. I loved Dennis with all my heart. He was with my family off/on as a small child. He was like our little brother.I always had fun over the years when we were in touch reminiscing over our childhood together."Those we love are with the Lord.. And the LORD has promised to be with us...If they are with HIM; andHE is with us...THEY cannot be far away." By- Peter Marshall.. This was given to me when our Granny died and I think it is beautiful. I have so many wonderful memories of our Dennis and he will be truly be missed by ever so many. My dearest payers are with each of you???

Carolyn Morrelle (Wright) Hunter, Spring Hill, Fl

My sincerest condolences go out to your family, it's never easy losing someone in death. May you take comfort in God's promise found at Revelation 21:4, which says "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This verse brought me peace when I experienced loss, I hope it can do the same for you. May the memories you have give you strength during this difficult time.

J Mckenzie , Savannah , GA

Dennis Mauricio Edmonds

Mr. Edmonds, 71, died  unexpectedly of a heart attack on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 while visiting at his son’s home in Savannah, GA. Dennis was born August 04, 1945 in Alexandria, VA, the third son of Charles Bernard “Buck” and Hilda Juanita Ansley Edmonds. He was predeceased by his parents and both brothers, Charles Morris Edmonds and Glenn Trevoir Edmonds.

Dennis is survived by his wife of 51 years Patricia “Patsy” McBride Edmonds, presently of Columbus, OH, and his two children. Daughter Laurie Michelle Edmonds, her husband Ken Chad, and their son Benjamin “Ben” Andrew Chad live in Brentwood, UK. Son Andrew “Drew” Ansley Edmonds, his wife Shazia, and their daughter London Elizabeth live in Savannah.

Dennis loved growing up at 423 Queen Street in the heart of Olde Town Alexandria. He was proud that some of his Dad’s relatives, skilled stone masons, helped build the Washington Monument.

After his parents retired to Milledgeville, GA, his mother’s childhood home, he graduated from Baldwin High School, class of 1963.  Graduating with honors from the local Georgia Military College, he continued his education at the University of Georgia because of its well-respected geology department. He spent an unforgettable summer in Brunswick, GA in 1970, one of three students to help Dr. Michael Voorhies excavate the only complete remains ever found of a prehistoric giant three-toed sloth. A portion of this sloth can be seen on display in the UGA science library.

In 1971 Dennis graduated cum laude with a BS degree in geology from UGA. His career in geology led to jobs in Atlanta, Houston, and Columbus, OH: first, with GA Environmental Protection Division, then Gulf Oil, and finally Browning-Ferris Industries. Dennis respected and enjoyed his colleagues at every workplace.

In retirement Dennis pursued his passion for family history. As a person who loved putting puzzles together, this research was the ultimate challenge. His mother’s side of the family especially fascinated him: beautiful Panola Hall in Eatonton was built for his third great-grandmother. With much hard work, he traced his maternal grandfather’s Cuban roots and connected with a cousin Maria Teresa Diaz, a joyous event for him.

Dennis will be remembered as a loving husband, a kind father, and a doting grandfather. He had a quick wit and an encyclopedic mind. His three grand passions in life were geology, genealogy, and family. He was a good man who appreciated the life he had been able to create for himself and his family. He will be missed dearly.

A celebration of his life was held at Bithynia Primitive Baptist Church in Swainsboro, GA on Saturday, April 15. Dennis had chosen this church because of its ties to his wife’s family. A headstone in the cemetery marks his final resting place.

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Please accept my condolences for the loss of Mr. Edmonds. May Jehovah God help you to bear the burden of your grief at this difficult time. (Psalm 55:22) Warm Regards, Kay

K. Banks, ,

Dear Patsy, Laurie and Andrew, I am heart broken...... Dennis was a wonderful friend and human being, and my life was better for knowing him. I will always remember him as having the curiosity of an explorer, and a keen intelligence that often expressed itself, despite circumstances, in laughter, civility, kindness and compassion for others. My world is a little darker today; he will be missed. Please accept my deepest condolences. Karl

Karl S. Osvald, Casper, WY

Patsy, I am so sorry for your loss. Dennis and I shared a close friendship in high school. He was very smart, very sweet, and such a gentleman. I had great admiration for Dennis and regret that we never stayed in touch after I married and Dennis went off to college. I am so happy to read of his long marriage and the family he had. God bless you and your family. With love,

Carol Brantley Strickland, Milledgeville, GA

I received very sad and shocking e-mail from Patsy this morning regarding a sudden heavenly passing away of Dennis. We have known Edmond family for many years and have missed their company ever since they moved from Houston. Dennis was a smart geologist and a gentleman. Our heart goes out to Patsy, Laurie, Andrew, and their families. Patsy you and your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our sympathies and condolences.

Madarsinh Dabhi and entire Dabhi Family, Houston, TEXAS

Dennis was a great coworker who always followed the results of various studies to their proper conclusion. It was a pleasure to work with him and I always enjoyed his company. My sympathies to Patsie and the family. --Mark Zatezalo

Mark Zatezalo, Weirton, WV

I worked with Dennis many years at BFI and enjoyed working with him. Dennis and I are the same age. I never knew his passion for genealogy. It has been my passion also for 40 years. I wish we could have shared it. My sincere condolences to the entire family.

Mike Heher, Canfield, ohio

Candle tribute lit by Laurie — Georgia

Dennis and I are first cousins. I grew up onNorth Jefferson St in Milledgeville, Georgia. I loved Dennis with all my heart. He was with my family off/on as a small child. He was like our little brother.I always had fun over the years when we were in touch reminiscing over our childhood together."Those we love are with the Lord.. And the LORD has promised to be with us...If they are with HIM; andHE is with us...THEY cannot be far away." By- Peter Marshall.. This was given to me when our Granny died and I think it is beautiful. I have so many wonderful memories of our Dennis and he will be truly be missed by ever so many. My dearest payers are with each of you???

Carolyn Morrelle (Wright) Hunter, Spring Hill, Fl

My sincerest condolences go out to your family, it's never easy losing someone in death. May you take comfort in God's promise found at Revelation 21:4, which says "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This verse brought me peace when I experienced loss, I hope it can do the same for you. May the memories you have give you strength during this difficult time.

J Mckenzie , Savannah , GA


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