Thomas Sheldon Edwards, 66, of Hendersonville passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Elizabeth House following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Birmingham, MI he was the son of the late Thomas Sheldon Edwards and Birdie MoorerBuhl.
Tom possessed the rare gift of connecting with older adults. For 14 years, Tom felt honored to work at the area’s senior community centers as the “Memory Trip Man” engaging the residents in multi-sensory programming. It was easy for him to get people talking, singing, and laughing; honoring their memories. He felt that the fruit of sharing is joy. He was a man who loved and cared for others.
Tom was a member of AA for 32 years, and true to his character, he didn’t just work for his own recovery. Embodying one of the many AA slogans, “You can’t keep it unless you give it away”, Tom carried the hope and path to sobriety to many, many people.
Tom was a spiritual man who loved God and his wife so purely that one could feel it in his presence. He was a light to every room he entered and the people he crossed paths with became very dear to him and made his life even more meaningful. Tom’s positive attitude and constant smile along with his sense of humor and excitement for life will be missed by all.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 16 years, Linda Edwards; their beloved pet, “Lily”; Tom’s two sisters, Emily and Susan.
Per Tom’s request no services will be held.