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John Mason Edwards
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  • South Carolina Autism Society
    4 Carriage Lane, Suite 302
    Charleston, SC 29407

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“Great gentleman , great boss for my in my South Carolina days . Peace with you . Rest ! ”
1 of 55 | Posted by: Mehran Maleki - Omaha, NE

“Graham, So sorry for your loss. Just saw in the obits. Know that I am thinking of you and you are in my prayers. Love you! Beth Baker May ...Read More »
2 of 55 | Posted by: beth may - cheraw, SC

“Susan,I am so sorry to learn of your loss. John was a generous man and I know he loved you very much. We will be keeping you in my prayers. ”
3 of 55 | Posted by: Reta Hanna - Cornelius, NC

“I was so saddened to hear of John's passing. He was one of the kindest and sweetest guys at Cheraw High School. I loved his sense of humor and sweet...Read More »
4 of 55 | Posted by: Ellen (Duvall) Edwards - Cheraw, SC

“Sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace. ”
5 of 55 | Posted by: Mac Duvall - Dallas, TX - Friend

“Susan,Ken and I add our prayers to the many who have loved John and been honored to be his friend. We will continue to pray for you and thank God...Read More »
6 of 55 | Posted by: Eva Ann and Ken Cunningham - Waco, TX

“So sorry to hear of John's passing. What a wonderful man! Got to see him a number of times during my time spent in Mt. Pleasant. He will be so missed...Read More »
7 of 55 | Posted by: Jayne Edwards Hoerner - Tryon, NC

“I am so sorry Susan. I know John loved you so very much. He was a great person and I am honored to have been his friend for so many years. ”
8 of 55 | Posted by: Kathy (Skinner) Kesler - Miami, FL

“So saddened to hear of John's passing. ”
9 of 55 | Posted by: Margaret Wolfe - Cheraw, SC

“Susan, Graham, and Family,We were saddened to hear of John's passing. He was a dear Cheraw friend who gave so much to his family and friends. So...Read More »
10 of 55 | Posted by: David and Lisa Kennedy - Meggett, SC

“Graham and family, I was so saddened to hear of John's death. I have very fond memories of him growing up in Cheraw. He was such a handsome, sweet...Read More »
11 of 55 | Posted by: Peggy Hope - Pawleys Island, SC

“Dear Susan and family;I just heard that John has taken a new GM position in heaven where he will bring class, style and a sense of humor that will...Read More »
12 of 55 | Posted by: Will and Sonia Jansen - FL

“John was always a sweet gentleman and will be missed. God bless your family! ”
13 of 55 | Posted by: Mildred Bacot - Cheraw, SC

“My Prayers to you and your family. I have wonderful memories of working with John at the Holiday Inn Riverview and The Mills House Hotel. He will be...Read More »
14 of 55 | Posted by: Lori Spindt - Mt Pleasant, SC

“So sad to hear this - my thoughts and sympathies are with you and your child. John and I were peers with IHG for many years as GMs. I always had the...Read More »
15 of 55 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear of his passing. May the Peace of Christ be with you, the children, Graham and other family members. Our Dad's worked together at...Read More »
16 of 55 | Posted by: Bill Williams - Johns Island, SC

“Susan and family,Growing up in Cheraw, we all knew each other and went to School together. Of course, remember so well being in Cheraw High School...Read More »
17 of 55 | Posted by: Ed Robeson - Marietta,, GA

“Susan, so sorry to hear of John's passing. We grew up together and we shared so many early memories growing up in Cheraw and part of the Becker...Read More »
18 of 55 | Posted by: Tom McMillan - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Heaven has gained an angel to welcome us all with grace and an easy, quick smile. I find it comforting to know John will be there, to sit with all of...Read More »
19 of 55 | Posted by: Kendall and Craig Edelen - Athens, GA

“I served on the SC Autism Board with John a long time ago; he and Susan have welcomed my Brother, Terry, into their home with so much love. ”
20 of 55 | Posted by: Janet "Jan" Rogers - New Bern, NC

“Susan and family, i was shocked and saddened to learn of John's passing. Please know that you have been and will remain in my thoughts and prayers. ”
21 of 55 | Posted by: Irvin Quick - Garner, NC - Family

“John will be missed as a trusted friend and colleague in the hospitality industry. He and his family opened our Holiday Inn Riverview and was always...Read More »
22 of 55 | Posted by: Ron McCauley - Charlotte, NC

“I am very sorry to hear of John's passing. I had the pleasure of sharing many good conversations with John about work and his family. He was a true...Read More »
23 of 55 | Posted by: Sheila Martin - San Francisco, CA

“Susan and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you as we share this great loss. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Blessed are they...Read More »
24 of 55 | Posted by: Wally Hunter - Goose Creek, SC

“John, you were the epitomy of a Southern Gentleman and virtually the Mayor of Charleston. You will be missed forever. My sympathies to your family...Read More »
25 of 55 | Posted by: Michelle Hayes - Dallas, TX

“Mr. John and Susan were longtime customers of mine. You will not find a dedicated, nicer man in this world. I am so sorry to hear this happened. We...Read More »
26 of 55 | Posted by: Robert Suggs - Charleston, SC

“I celebrate 24 years with my company because of Mr. John Edwards' belief in me and his unwavering guidance and empathy. I am forever indebted to his...Read More »
27 of 55 | Posted by: Karen (Lees) Berg - Atlanta, GA

“We will always have fond memories of John.Jack and Jenny Swilley ”
28 of 55 | Posted by: A friend

“John was the ultimate hotelier and friend. God bless your family. ”
29 of 55 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember John as one of the cooler, older guys that the rest of us younger wanna-be's wanted to copy! Khakis and...Read More »
30 of 55 | Posted by: Phil Thrailkill - Greenwood, SC

“So sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a great person and Hotel GM. He did a great job in welcoming me to Charleston and the hospitality...Read More »
31 of 55 | Posted by: Mitch Linder - Savannah, GA

“I worked with John for many years and thought he was the ultimate gentleman. This is such a great loss of life. My sympathies to his family. ”
32 of 55 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to the Edwards family. John was a great neighbor and a caring person. Whenever I saw him working in the yard I tried to stop and talk...Read More »
33 of 55 | Posted by: Patrick Powell - Johns Island, SC

“Dear Susan & Family,It saddens me to have learn of your loss. My prayers go out for you and your family during this time. May you find some comfort...Read More »
34 of 55 | Posted by: Bob Wilson - Peachtree City, GA

“I am so sorry to hear of John Passing I have found memories of working at Holiday Inns with John.Rest in Peace John ”
35 of 55 | Posted by: Jean Claude Texier - Orlando, FL

“To the family and friends of Mr Edwards,my deepest sympathy. May all of our prayers be a source of comfort to the family.May you have peace MM-Ga ”
36 of 55 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so so sorry to learn of John's passing. He was a wonderful man, incredible hotiler, great friend and mentor to many of us. Rest In Peace my...Read More »
37 of 55 | Posted by: George Hall - Austin, TX

“May God bless and comfort your family always. ”
38 of 55 | Posted by: Ann Bacot Pierce - Family Friend

“Such sad news about John's passing. He was a great GM and a nice kind and good person. He will be missed. Charlie McLane ”
39 of 55 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so sorry to hear of your loss. John and I worked together for years when I was leading a portfolio at IHG. His courtesy over the years will...Read More »
40 of 55 | Posted by: Arthur Holst - Johns Creek, GA

“Susan,We are so sadden for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. John was such a great friend to our family. You...Read More »
41 of 55 | Posted by: Teri Pruitt - Little River, SC

“So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing God cares for you in your time of need. Jeremiah 29:11-12 ”
42 of 55 | Posted by: A friend

“JohnIn our world of hotels, food and beverage and managing people you were always a true professional. Your guidance to all of us through the years...Read More »
43 of 55 | Posted by: Bill Montgomery - Charleston, SC

“It was with deep regret that we read of John's passing. ”
44 of 55 | Posted by: Mary and Russell Glover - SC

“Thoughts and Prayers for the family. I knew John from the Old Holiday Inn Days in Orlando. A good Man taken too soon.You were a Great Hospitality...Read More »
45 of 55 | Posted by: Carlos Tolosa - Irving, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your sweet family memories keep John alive in your hearts. ”
46 of 55 | Posted by: Sally and Keith Smith - Cheraw, SC

“Keeping you Susan and all family in prayer and close to my heart today and in days to come.....So very sorry..... ”
47 of 55 | Posted by: Cheryl Butler Heustess - Cheraw, SC

“My condolences to you Susan, your family, Graham, and his family with the loss of husband, brother, father, and friend. Prayers of comfort from Jesus...Read More »
48 of 55 | Posted by: Merilee Williams Perrine - SC

“Susan, It saddens us so to hear about our buddy John. We love you both and go back a log way!!! Give our love to Katheryn and the boys. Love,...Read More »
49 of 55 | Posted by: Danny and Kathy Ingram Bradshaw - SC

“Dear Susan and family, We were so sad to hear of John's passing. He was one of the sweetest guys I knew. John grew up in and out of our home in...Read More »
50 of 55 | Posted by: Sue Ella Bourne - Murrells Inlet, SC

“Growing up just down the street from the Edwards family I felt close to them all. John and I were only seven months apart in age and his sister was...Read More »
51 of 55 | Posted by: Dru Hamden Penny - Cheraw, SC

“Susan and Family,Judy and I was so sorry and heartbroken to hear about John's passing and we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and...Read More »
52 of 55 | Posted by: A friend

“Susan....So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God grant you His everlasting peace and comfort. ”
53 of 55 | Posted by: Randel and Karen Melton - Cheraw, SC

“John was always a kind, caring, and dependable friend. I know his loss will leave a huge vacuum and Cheraw will always love him. May God hold your...Read More »
54 of 55 | Posted by: Debbie Boan - Cheraw, SC - Friend

“Dear Susan and family--We are heartbroken to hear about John's passing We loved him so much and Don considered him to be one of only a very few...Read More »
55 of 55 | Posted by: Don and Sue Hartley - Brentwood, TN


John Mason Edwards, 66, of Johns Island, South Carolina, husband of Evie Susan Toler Edwards entered into eternal rest Thursday, January 26, 2017. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway at 3:00 p.m. The family will receive friends in Stuhr's West Ashley Chapel from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service.

John was born June 25, 1950 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and raised in Cheraw, SC. He was the son of the late John Knight Edwards and Kathryne Courtney Edwards. He was a retired general manager with The Mills House. John was a member of Rotary, Hibernian Society, active in various Hospitality Organizations, and Autism Society.

He is survived by his wife, Susan T. Edwards of Johns Island, SC; three sons, John Mason Edwards, II (Jack), Jacob Edwards, Joseph "Joey" Edwards all of Charleston, SC; brother, Graham Edwards (Dinah) of Isle of Palms, SC, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Kathey Thomas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the South Carolina Autism Society, 4 Carriage Lane, Suite 302 Charleston, SC 29407.