Celebrating the life of

Edward Brennan "Bird" Blalock

March 26, 1988 - September 02, 2020

“There are some that bring a light so great to the world that even after they are gone the light remains”

Edward Brennan

Our beloved Edward passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 2, 2020 at 32 years old.  Edward is survived by his parents, Wren and Mary Blalock, two sisters, Palmer Blalock (Sutton Morgan and son, Parker Morgan) and Mary Ann Blalock (Jonathan Graham and daughter Camille Graham); his loyal lap dog, Ellie Blalock; his grandmother, Mary S. “Nana” Curran; and numerous extended family members.  He was lovingly cared for by Idenia “Jackie” Quarterman in Savannah and Jadd Rellar in Steamboat Springs, CO.

Edward was born in Savannah on March 26, 1988.  He attended May Howard Elementary and Coastal Middle School until he was 18 years old.  He spent the first part of his life in Savannah beaching, boating, swimming and enjoying the salt air.  He later moved to Steamboat Springs, CO where he spent his time horseback riding, skiing, camping and being outdoors with his peer group.  Edward touched the lives of everyone he met.  His laugh was contagious, and his joyful spirit is something we will forever cherish and miss. 

The family is hosting a private celebration of Edward’s life. 

Edward was an active participant of Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports (STARS).  In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in Edward’s honor to STARS






A candle has been lit!

So sorry for your loss.

- CHERYL CLAY, Tybee Island, Ga


- angela R BYERS, tybee island, GA

My thoughts and prayers are with the Blalock family during this difficult time.

- Anne and James Byerly, Savannah, Ga

We are so very sorry to hear of Edwards passing - your family is in our prayers

- Jeff & Andrea Busby , Millsap , Tx

Mary, Wren, Palmer, and Mary Ann, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Edward was a beacon of strength, courage, and joy.

- Cheryl, Robert, and Anna Grace Durham, Atlanta, GA

I am sad to hear of his passing. Edward was a beautiful soul and could light up any room with his smile. Sending you all healing prayers. Leigh Ann & Tommy Williams

- Leigh Ann Dowell Williams, Tybee Island, Ga

So sorry to hear about the loss of Edward he was always a pleasure to see. His smile was amazing and something to remember. Prayers to the whole family!! I know he will be missed! Zach, Shannon and Titan.

- The Hillards, Savannah, Ga

I'm so sorry sorry for you loss

- Jamie kaminski, Steamboat, Colorado

I am so sorry to learn of Edward’s passing. I know he was a wonderful blessing to your family. My prayers for peace and comfort during this time of celebrating his life.

- Linda Shira Carden, Long Beach, MS

Mary, Wren, Palmer and Mary Anne so so sorry for Edwards passing. My heart goes out to each of you. I know he will live forever in your hearts. As he walks with the angels he will be looking down on each of you as your guardian angel. Janet Dunnington ,Vermont

- Janet Dunnington, Arlington, VT

Mary,Palmer and family... May the memories of Edwards laugh and smile bring you peace. As always you will be in my thoughts. Tootie

- Tootie, Savannah, Ga

Edward will be missed greatly in our community. His positive energy and spirit was beautiful. Thinking of his family and caregivers during this time.

- Elisha Colson, Steamboat Springs, CO

Everytime I saw Edward at SCC my heart leaped with joy. Hearing him threw out service gave me a super natural peace to stay strong I was fresh out of addiction and a new believer a year ago and his smile would always warm my heart. I feel blessed to have met Edward and your family. God Bless.

- Chynna wallace, Steamboat springs, Co

His energy and spirit for life will be missed dearly! We love you all and our hearts are with you!!!

- Cheryl Bell, Steamboat springs, Colorado

Wrenn and family So very sorry to learn about Edwards’s passing! Y’all are in our thoughts and prayers ❤️

- Hiott, Savannah , GA

Dear Mary, Wren, Palmer and Mary Ann, We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of Edward. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing everyone that met and knew Edward loved Edward.

- Kenny and Pamela Graham, Richmond Hill , Ga

To all the family, we enjoyed Edward immensely at every visit to see you all, and looked forward to seeing him each time knowing that his spirit uplifted all who knew him. Until we meet again may he rest in peace. Love to all from your family in Texas

- Johnny (J. R.) Ray Harrison, League City, TX

A candle has been lit!

Sincere condolences on the loss of your, Son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and many blessings to your family. ❤

- Norma Munoz-Ott , Richmond Hill, GA

I’m so very sorry to hear about Edwards passing. He was such an amazing young man who truly inspired me and put a smile on my face each time I was lucky enough to spend time with him! My sincerest condolences Love, Molly

- Molly Clynes , Steamboat Springs , Colorado

praying for the family

- Rev. Carolyn Fields , Hardeeville, SC

Mary and Wren, I am very sorry for your loss. Edward was exuberant and I remember him fondly.

- Matt Powers

you all are in our prayers

- St. Paul A.ME Church, Members, Hardeeville, South Carolina

He filled our lives with happiness and sweet feelings that we will carry in our hearts forever.. May God bless and comfort your family -Helen Johnson&Family

- Jean Johnson, Hardeeville, SC

You will surely be missed here on earth Edward! Fly with the angels!

- Joy Bachem, Hayden, Co

Edward touched so many of our lives. He will truly be missed. I feel lucky that I was able to know him. Love and blessings to you all! Love, The Sadleys

- Christi Grooms-Sadley, Savannah, GA

Good morning Mary, Susie and I just wanted to send our condolences to you and Wren in regards to your Son’s passing. Losing a child is every parents worst nightmare as we know all to well after Kat passed away unexpectedly in 2018. You are in our thoughts and prayers and if there is anything we can do please let us know. Rick & Susie

- Rick and Susie Doyle, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31314

We are so saddened to hear of your loss of Edward. You are so correct in saying that he brought light to all & that light will remain. We send our love and prayers for healing from this void. He will always be remembered as well as all the love that surrounded him! Sincere condolences to you all! In His Love, Kim and family

- Kim Reardon and family, Decatur,, GA

We offer our condolences to the family; we were saddened when we heard the news that Edward passed away. Mrs. Mary and Mr. Wren, although losing a loved one isn't easy, but Jehovah is the hearer of prayer(Phillipians 4:6-7) and remember that Edward will live again. Notice these comforting words from God in Revelation 21:3-4, "And 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.” Sincerely, Alvin & Annie Mack and Michelle Hopkins ⚘

- Alvin & Alvin Mack and Michelle Hopkins

A candle has been lit!

- Mercedes Mongin, Guyton, Georgia

May the God of all comfort sustain you in this time of sorrow.

- Garnet Williams , Columbia, South Carolina

A candle has been lit!

To The Family, Even though I’ve never meet Edward personally, I’ve heard so many beautiful things about him. I share this bible scriptures with the family, 2 Corinthians 1: 3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God. Mack Family, Hopkins, SC

- Barbara Mack, Hopkins, SC

We are so sorry to hear of Edward's passing. He was in Jeff's class at The Matthew Reardon Center. Such a sweet young man. Our hearts are with you.

- Brian & Jan Corbett, Guyton, GA

The family is in our thoughts and prayers. Edward had a smile that was always amazing to see and he will forever be in our hearts.

- Candra Myers & Family, Columbia, SC

Mary, I’m so sorry for your loss. Linda was always updating me on how Edward was doing, and your efforts to be sure he had everything he needed to thrive. I have no doubt he lived his best life, and knowing your wonderful family, I’m sure he felt a lot of love. Please accept my condolences. Sincerely, Becky

- Becky Keating, Claxton, GA

Very Sorry for your loss. He always had the biggest smile on his face

- Ryan Bentley, Whitemarsh, Georgia

Praying for you all during this most difficult time.

- Stan Allen, Tybee , Ga.

Mary, Wren and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Edward had such a beautiful spirit. His smile was contagious and brightened every space and heart he encountered! Keeping y’all in my heart and prayers. Love, Bonnie Hosti

- Bonnie Hosti , Tybee Island , Ga

Heartfelt sympathy to all of you in your loss. Lots of special memories to hold dear. What a beautifully written tribute about your son!

- The Murray Marshall Family, Savannah, Ga

I’m so very sorry to hear of Edwards passing! Prayers up for Wren, Mary, and the rest of the family.

- Jason Balcom , Savannah , Georgia

Condolences on the passing of your beloved Edward. He was an amazing guy and will be missed greatly. Much love to the family.

- Jim Sullivan and Samantha, Thunderbolt, Ga

Mary, Wren and family- we were a so saddened to hear about Edward. His beautiful smile will forever be a light in this world. I will always think of him and Lindsey holding hands and laughing together at May Howard. He is a special blessing to all who were privileged to know him. He will be greatly missed. Many prayers and love to you all. Donna, Jon and Lindsey Hart

- Donna, Jon and Lindsey Hart, Savannah, Georgia

Peace be with you .

- Anonymous , Savannah , Ga

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My condolences to his father . He was a fighter.

- Terry Balfour , Bom Temps, Louisiana

Edward always had the biggest smile on his face . Please accept my condolences Sincerely Faye Bridgeforth. From Coastal Middle School

- Faye Bridgeforth, Savannah , Ga.

Heartfelt sympathy for your loss, Wren and Mary. Running with the angels now.

- Judy Wagar, Oak Creek, CO

My condolences to my good friend Wren and family. I had the pleasure of knowing Edward and I know he's in heaven now.

- Les Sarge White, Tybee Island, GA

My condolences to my good friend Wren and family. I know Edward is in heaven now.

- William Sarge White, Tybee Island, GA

My codolences to the family and may Mr. Edward Brennan Blalock rest in peace.

- Coach White/ Coastal Middle School, Savannah, GA

Mary and Wren, I cared for Edward and know that I’m among many who did, and he leaves a hole in all our hearts with his passing. I’m so very sorry that you are going through this, the grief must be unbearable. Please know that I am thinking about you and all of Edward’s family and sending love from my heart to all of yours. Colleen

- Colleen Quinn, Steamboat Springs, CO

A special family has lost a very special part my heart and prayers are with y'all

- Duane Watts , Savannah , Ga.

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • A private burial will be held