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Roland Edmonds, 51, passed away on April 28, 2017 in Chattanooga, TN. Roland had a big heart and loved his family. He was employed with Pilgrim’s pride.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roland Hayes Jones; grandmother, Sallie Edmonds; Brother, Kevin McCullough and Uncle, Anthony Edmonds.

He leaves to cherish memories sons, Roland and Malcom Jackson; Mother, Marie McCullough; Brothers, Kenny McCullough, Michael McCullough, Eric McCullough, Reginald, and Lamont; Sisters, Tina (Gene) Lee, Patricia Jones and Tonia Blunt; Aunts, Hester (Larry) Dunlap, Doris Moon, Annette (Sam) Brooks; Uncles, Rozell (Barbara) Edmonds, Larry (Joyce) Edmonds, Dale (Linda) Edmonds, Willie Edmonds, Rickey Edmonds; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the chapel. Interment: Highland Cemetery. The body will lie in state after 12 noon on Friday until 8:30 PM . 

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  • Friday, April 28, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017
    So very sorry to hear about the death of your dear loved one. May the fond memories you have of Roland sustain you during this most difficult time. God never intended for people to die. Soon the promises recorded at Revelation 21:3-5 will be fulfilled in God’s new world. For additional information and comfort from the scriptures please visit jw.org. Sincerely TL
    ~ T Lampkin
  • Saturday, May 27, 2017
    After I read about Roland's recent death after just 51 short but full years of precious life, I wanted to express my feelings of sympathy for Roland, Malcom and the Edmonds family and friends. I know Roland has left you with many precious memories and will be greatly missed. When our loved ones fall asleep in death, the pain and grief seems unbearable. Our loving God Jehovah (Psalm 83:18) understands how we feel and he comforts us by means of his word the Bible. Psalm 34: 18 tells us: "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. Most of us have seen this enemy death claim the lives of people dear to us. But Jehovah God promises to destroy this enemy, death, once and for all. Rev. 21: 4; tells us: "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." (Isaiah 25: 8, 1 Corinthians 15: 26) Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." The Bible also enlightens us at Hebrews 2:14b "so that through his (Jesus) death, he (Jesus) might bring to nothing the one having the means to cause death, that is, the Devil." For more comforting scriptures please visit: http://bit.ly/1K38EFt. It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises including the resurrection. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection (John 5: 28, John 6: 40, John 11:23-25) I offer my sincere condolences to the family. Feel free to contact me at my email address: myranj@centurytel.net It will do your heart good to please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" https://tv.jw.org/#en/video/VODChildren/pub-pksn_24_VIDEO
    ~ M J Jarmon