Thomas Sheldon Edwards September 21, 1953 - October 5, 2019

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.

 

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  1. Patricia Schelble says

    Tom. you made a difference to my little girl, you made her feel special when her confidence was down, you would be amazed at the woman she has become, we knew she had her own loving personality and care for others and for this I am grateful. It was a blessing you found an amazing woman to spend your life with….You will be missed by all who had the honor of spending time with you; May the Lord keep you in his perfect care. Keep an eye on Bill for me ! Love;

  2. Jessica Baudhuin says

    Just found out today you have left this earth my dear Uncle Tom. From a child through my adult life you were a rock star uncle and I thank you so very much for all the long talks and vacations when I was a kid, you always made me feel special. You will be missed … a comfort knowing you and dad are up there together looking after all of us.
    Linda, you are an amazing woman and this family is here for you. When you and Uncle Tom were married he had a new happieness and love in his voice that I personally had never heard before you came into his life, he loved you so much. My prayers are with you, God Bless.

  3. Cathy Lombardo says

    So so sorry for your loss. Tom was a sweet man. He will be remembered by many.

  4. Jeanette Larson says

    Tom was such an amazing, unique person. I’ll never forget his seersucker shirts and warm smile. I feel so blessed to have known him. I hope that God comforts his wonderful wife and family during this horribly difficult time.

  5. Tom E says

    My friend Tom trained me at the Ferndale MI AAOffice as a phone service person-helping new comers & providing info & assistance to the old timers. I spent many happy Friday evenings with Tom& his sponsor “New York” Don -they helped me lay a strong foundation that has served me well for years now.Tom was a gentleman of the old school & he embodied our motto “Love& Service”We will meet again Tom -I am a better person for having known you.Tom E. In NV -from Redford MI

  6. Cliff and Beverly says

    Linda,
    We know this time is very difficult for you. We share your loss, and want you to know that he talked of you more than anything or anyone else. He was so very proud of you, and always concerned and wanting to be there for you. I know Cliff and I will miss him, as he had a personality and caring that was over the top. Cliff will miss their lunches and laughs. Please know we are here if there is something we can do for you. I have a feeling he will be watching over you carefully, wanting only good health and happiness for you. He was a wonderful man. Tom, rest in peace.

  7. bob says

    I am comforted by your wonderful attitude and outlook on life. I will never forget your friendship and the great companion you were to me.

  8. Chandler Ward says

    A true friend you where. I will miss you Tommy. I will remember you always.

  9. Andy says

    Someone who will be greatly missed by many.