Daniel J. Edwards - 20

7/13/1998 - 9/16/2018

Byron, IL

17 Comments

  • Beth Clift

    on 09/19/18

    Edwards Family 

    My heart is broken for you all. But I can assure you that God will bring you great JOY in the days to come.  Today is hard and your heart aches....let it ache let yourself cry and continue to share Daniels memories all the days of your life ....we too have had a loss of a child ....our days are different without her but our JOY is so great.  

  • Rev. Dennis J. Audet

    on 09/19/18

    God is good!  God is always good.  Rest assured that Daniel rests in the palm of God's hand.

    God, grant me the serenity
    to accept the things I cannot change;
    courage to change the things I can;
    and wisdom to know the difference.

    Living one day at a time;

    Enjoying one moment at a time;

    Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
    Taking, as God did, this sinful world as it is,

    not as I would have it;
     

    Trusting that God will make all things right
    if I surrender to God’s Will;
    That I may be reasonably happy in this life
    and supremely happy

    with God forever in the next. Amen.     

    Serenity Prayer           --Reinhold Niebuhr

  • denekas

    on 09/19/18

     Daniel had grown into such a sweet and handsome fellow. You can be so proud of where he was

    headed. He just got there before the rest of us. God bless, John and Deb

  • Joseph and Teresa Richter and family

    on 09/19/18

    Our hearts go out to you.  May God fill you with the strength and peace that you need during these difficult days.  Lots of love and prayers.  God bless.

  • n

    on 09/19/18

    Little did you know how much of an impact you had to those who were afraid to let you know how much you meant to them. Every little thing you did has put together the piece of remembrance that you were the gentlest and most genuinely kind soul that I had ever met in Byron. You were so loved sweet boy. Rest Easy my friend and shred it up in heaven. 

  • Bergmark Family

    on 09/19/18

    We have many fond memories of spending time with your family as our kids were growing up.  You all had such a close bond with each other and The Lord.  Depression has such a grip on people and for many people it is a life-long battle that can cause a person to give up hope for a future.  I hope that his desire to make a difference can be fulfilled by opening a dialog about mental illness and help us to reach out to each other and better communicate.  While we are so sorry for your pain, we also rejoice with you that he is now in the presence of our Lord and Savior and is fully healed and happy for eternity.  You will all be together again one day and in the meanwhile lean heavily on God, your friends and family.  Please call anytime or let us know if there is any way we can help.  Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Bergmark Family

    on 09/19/18

    We have many fond memories of spending time with your family as our kids were growing up.  You all had such a close bond with each other and The Lord.  Depression has such a grip on people and for many people it is a life-long battle that can cause a person to give up hope for a future.  I hope that his desire to make a difference can be fulfilled by opening a dialog about mental illness and help us to reach out to each other and better communicate.  While we are so sorry for your pain, we also rejoice with you that he is now in the presence of our Lord and Savior and is fully healed and happy for eternity.  You will all be together again one day and in the meanwhile lean heavily on God, your friends and family.  Please call anytime or let us know if there is any way we can help.  Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Maria Rose

    on 09/21/18

    Please accept my sincere apologies for the loss of your loved one. Loosing a child, brother, uncled, grandchild, and friend can be very heartbreaking. God has promised that soon he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and even death will be no more (Revelation 21:3 and 4). Yes this promise is due to be filfilled real soon......he also promise there will be a resurrection of our loved ones (John 11:25). Please visit jw.org for more comfort during this most difficult time.
  • Maria Rose

    on 09/21/18

    Please accept my sincere apologies for the loss of your loved one. Loosing a child, brother, uncled, grandchild, and friend can be very heartbreaking. God has promised that soon he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and even death will be no more (Revelation 21:3 and 4). Yes this promise is due to be filfilled real soon......he also promise there will be a resurrection of our loved ones (John 11:25). Please visit jw.org for more comfort during this most difficult time.
  • Karen M Virnoche-Brown

    on 09/21/18

    Thinking of you all during this sad time. God brings peace in everyone's life, even if we don't understand how, why or when at the moment. Daniel is with our Lord and he is now at peace with the demons of his depression. Sending you love, hope, and peace. May your wonderful memories bring you some consolation. He will always be remembered as a student that was polite and respectful.

  • Barb

    1 week, 5 days ago

    Safe in His arms I now am found; securely  held, God's love unbound.

  • Jennifer

    6 days, 14 hours ago

    My sincere condolences to this dear family for the loss you have suffered. It is always so distressing to hear of the death of someone so young. One ancient manuscript that has brought comfort to many points forward to a time when the will be no death at all. It also states that the One who created humans in the first place will restore life to those who have fallen asleep in death. May the loving & thrilling promise to be reunited with Daniel comfort you & soothe your hearts in the days ahead. (Isaiah 25:8; 26:19; Revelation 21:3, 4)

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