Mitchell and Cindy Edwards opened Edwards Funeral Home of Norwood on October 14, 1984.
I feel I need to say that being a funeral director and operating a funeral home in my home town was my lifelong dream, a dream that would have never been fulfilled without the help of countless people who helped me and worked tirelessly to restore an abandoned house into a welcoming home for the community to enjoy. This was all done out of the goodness of their heart. I must also say that all the families I served in those first years were so very understanding that we didn’t have the most modern equipment or facilities but trusted me and allowed us to build our business. Many of those early friends and families have now joined the Heavenly Kingdom but my gratitude and appreciation of them will live in my memory until it becomes my turn to join them.
Edwards Funeral Home of Mt. Gilead began serving families in Montgomery County on February 1, 2002 with the purchase of McKeithan Funeral Home. I immediately felt the same sense of family and community in Mt. Gilead that I had felt in Norwood all those years before. Mt. Gilead friends took me all over town, introducing me to their friends and family and making me feel welcome and an important part of their community. The Mt. Gilead Museum Committee allowed me to build a much needed parking area, mostly on their land, to improve our accommodations.
My wife Cindy and I are natives of Norwood, graduates of South Stanly High School and live on Lake Tillery. Our oldest son Taylor and his wife Megan are chasing their dream and live in Oregon. Our daughter Lucy and her husband Mason Crump live in Norwood. Lucy is a Registered Nurse and works with Carolinas Health Care System Anson and is pursuing her Nurse Practioner Degree at this time. My daughter Hallie and her husband Derek Lambert also live in Norwood. Hallie is following her father’s dream of serving our families. She became a Funeral Service Licensee July 24, 2014. Our youngest son Kenzie is a student at Stanly Community College. In addition to our children we are blessed with Five Grandchildren, Rex, Lillie, Luke, Ollie and Wylie.
We know that the death of a loved one is the most difficult time a family faces. Our family is committed to support and work with our families to ensure that this final journey is as pleasant and meaningful as possible.